Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers

Plan and erect commercial displays, such as those in windows and interiors of retail stores and at trade exhibitions.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
73,490 3.6 % $13.88 $28,860 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.62 $10.06 $12.70 $16.48 $21.12
Annual Wage (2) $17,940 $20,930 $26,410 $34,280 $43,940


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Department Stores 11,340 0.73 $12.99 $27,010
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 10,840 2.52 $13.46 $28,000
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 8,170 1.14 $14.33 $29,800
Clothing Stores 7,830 0.72 $13.95 $29,010
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 6,940 0.81 $12.79 $26,600

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 10,840 2.52 $13.46 $28,000
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 4,280 2.51 $14.67 $30,520
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers 1,690 1.39 $14.51 $30,180
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 8,170 1.14 $14.33 $29,800
Beverage Manufacturing 1,580 0.90 $15.26 $31,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing (8) (8) $22.13 $46,030
Amusement Parks and Arcades 110 0.07 $20.74 $43,130
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,650 0.08 $20.30 $42,210
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 70 0.02 $19.32 $40,190
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 140 0.10 $19.30 $40,150


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 8,940 0.85 1.50 $12.26 $25,500
California 7,810 0.55 0.97 $15.59 $32,430
Georgia 5,460 1.43 2.54 $13.36 $27,790
New York 3,910 0.46 0.81 $17.27 $35,920
Alabama 3,360 1.84 3.26 $10.97 $22,810




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 3,360 1.84 3.26 $10.97 $22,810
Alaska 460 1.45 2.58 $16.92 $35,200
Georgia 5,460 1.43 2.54 $13.36 $27,790
South Dakota 540 1.36 2.40 $10.44 $21,710
Maine 690 1.19 2.11 $13.71 $28,510




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 1,160 0.72 1.27 $17.96 $37,350
Utah 790 0.66 1.16 $17.49 $36,380
Rhode Island 190 0.41 0.73 $17.46 $36,310
New York 3,910 0.46 0.81 $17.27 $35,920
Alaska 460 1.45 2.58 $16.92 $35,200





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,390 1.94 3.44 $13.37 $27,810
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,940 1.11 1.97 $10.52 $21,880
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,770 0.54 0.95 $19.16 $39,850
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,210 1.28 2.26 $11.30 $23,500
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,730 0.83 1.46 $13.92 $28,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,490 0.39 0.68 $15.95 $33,170
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,490 0.41 0.73 $15.60 $32,450
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,340 1.53 2.70 $14.21 $29,570
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,310 0.93 1.65 $15.66 $32,570
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,290 0.74 1.31 $14.35 $29,850




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 460 3.98 7.06 $12.46 $25,920
Rapid City, SD 190 3.13 5.55 $10.22 $21,260
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 1,290 2.66 4.71 $12.77 $26,570
Anchorage, AK 420 2.45 4.34 $17.07 $35,500
Montgomery, AL 370 2.33 4.13 $11.68 $24,300
Bismarck, ND 140 2.14 3.80 $10.76 $22,370
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 420 2.13 3.78 $12.50 $26,000
Sioux Falls, SD 280 2.05 3.63 $10.54 $21,930
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,390 1.94 3.44 $13.37 $27,810
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,340 1.53 2.70 $14.21 $29,570




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Reading, PA 50 0.33 0.58 $22.42 $46,640
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 110 1.07 1.90 $20.26 $42,140
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 170 0.71 1.26 $19.58 $40,730
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,770 0.54 0.95 $19.16 $39,850
Salt Lake City, UT 570 0.92 1.63 $19.00 $39,520
Rockford, IL (8) (8) (8) $18.84 $39,190
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 70 0.58 1.03 $18.66 $38,800
Worcester, MA-CT 50 0.21 0.38 $18.57 $38,620
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,030 1.02 1.81 $18.46 $38,410
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 550 0.55 0.98 $17.89 $37,200

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 310 1.23 2.19 $14.87 $30,940
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 120 1.47 2.61 $8.13 $16,900
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 100 0.53 0.95 $14.20 $29,550
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.71 1.27 $13.42 $27,900
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 70 0.46 0.82 $14.03 $29,190

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 120 1.47 2.61 $8.13 $16,900
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 310 1.23 2.19 $14.87 $30,940
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.71 1.27 $13.42 $27,900
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 0.65 1.15 $15.58 $32,410
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.59 1.05 $12.44 $25,870

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.60 $38,680
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.19 $35,760
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 0.62 $15.83 $32,920
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 0.65 1.15 $15.58 $32,410
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.99 $31,180


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013