Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters

Demonstrate merchandise and answer questions for the purpose of creating public interest in buying the product. May sell demonstrated merchandise.


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)
83,600 4.0 % $13.83 $28,760 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.10 $10.25 $11.79 $15.35 $21.44
Annual Wage (2) $18,920 $21,310 $24,520 $31,930 $44,590


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)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 28,870 6.10 $12.87 $26,760
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 14,550 1.66 $14.04 $29,210
Employment Services 6,390 0.18 $16.58 $34,480
Beverage Manufacturing 5,390 2.78 $14.38 $29,910
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 3,430 0.28 $15.05 $31,300

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 28,870 6.10 $12.87 $26,760
Beverage Manufacturing 5,390 2.78 $14.38 $29,910
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 14,550 1.66 $14.04 $29,210
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 1,460 0.80 $16.75 $34,830
Direct Selling Establishments 910 0.69 $9.82 $20,430

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 70 0.01 $23.13 $48,110
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 80 (7) $21.60 $44,930
Electronics and Appliance Stores 120 0.02 $20.99 $43,660
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 70 0.01 $20.63 $42,910
Software Publishers 60 0.02 $20.33 $42,290


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)
New York 5,490 0.62 1.01 $16.89 $35,130
Florida 4,320 0.56 0.91 $14.68 $30,530
Missouri 2,320 0.87 1.40 $10.60 $22,050
Arizona 2,220 0.88 1.42 $12.49 $25,980
Minnesota 2,210 0.81 1.31 $11.21 $23,310



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)
Oregon 1,530 0.91 1.47 $12.78 $26,570
Connecticut 1,450 0.88 1.43 $15.98 $33,250
Arizona 2,220 0.88 1.42 $12.49 $25,980
Missouri 2,320 0.87 1.40 $10.60 $22,050
Arkansas 970 0.84 1.36 $9.25 $19,240



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 1,080 0.42 0.68 $18.49 $38,450
Mississippi 330 0.30 0.48 $17.58 $36,560
Massachusetts 1,480 0.45 0.72 $17.38 $36,160
New York 5,490 0.62 1.01 $16.89 $35,130
Rhode Island 90 0.20 0.33 $16.26 $33,820




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,480 1.10 1.78 $13.39 $27,860
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,400 0.63 1.02 $16.69 $34,720
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,150 0.96 1.55 $13.60 $28,280
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,030 1.11 1.79 $12.44 $25,880
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,450 0.61 0.99 $13.33 $27,720
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,340 1.01 1.64 $15.69 $32,630
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,340 0.90 1.46 $13.66 $28,420
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,290 1.12 1.82 $10.80 $22,460
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,090 0.46 0.74 $15.58 $32,410
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,070 1.02 1.65 $16.13 $33,550



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)
Napa, CA 800 11.88 19.20 $17.87 $37,160
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 960 5.23 8.45 $15.73 $32,720
Athens-Clarke County, GA 400 5.04 8.15 $8.38 $17,420
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 820 3.84 6.21 $8.54 $17,760
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 290 2.71 4.37 $13.91 $28,930
Medford, OR 150 1.99 3.21 $11.43 $23,780
Missoula, MT 100 1.80 2.90 $13.37 $27,800
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 160 1.64 2.65 $12.11 $25,180
Fresno, CA 490 1.49 2.40 $13.01 $27,050
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, WA 60 1.41 2.27 $15.14 $31,490



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)
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $24.80 $51,590
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 130 0.32 0.51 $20.92 $43,510
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 50 0.18 0.29 $20.47 $42,570
Lafayette, LA 50 0.29 0.47 $19.43 $40,410
Winston-Salem, NC 110 0.50 0.81 $18.79 $39,080
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 560 0.30 0.49 $18.21 $37,880
Napa, CA 800 11.88 19.20 $17.87 $37,160
Barnstable Town, MA 30 0.31 0.50 $17.73 $36,880
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 80 0.33 0.54 $17.72 $36,860
Waterbury, CT 70 1.09 1.76 $17.65 $36,700

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)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 200 2.14 3.47 $12.91 $26,850
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 150 1.52 2.46 $11.88 $24,710
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 150 0.65 1.05 $10.79 $22,440
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.46 0.74 $9.96 $20,730
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.55 0.89 $16.98 $35,310

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)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 200 2.14 3.47 $12.91 $26,850
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 150 1.52 2.46 $11.88 $24,710
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 1.35 2.18 $11.48 $23,890
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 150 0.65 1.05 $10.79 $22,440
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.55 0.89 $16.98 $35,310

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)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 0.47 $19.76 $41,100
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.55 0.89 $16.98 $35,310
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.34 $33,980
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.16 $33,600
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.16 $31,540


About May 2014 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015