Occupational Employment Statistics


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.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 5017$13.76/hr$11.55/hr$12.85/hr$13.92/hr$15.00/hr$15.82/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities270$13.88/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/A$13.86/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/A-13.4%
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/A$14.83/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/A$11.62/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 20$11.86/hr-1.5%
Rochester MN MSA 30$13.06/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 30$14.00/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 30$13.43/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 40$17.36/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 50$13.92/hr-3.0%
Central Minnesota 60$14.87/hr-5.5%
Southeast Minnesota 60$13.22/hr0.0%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 110$14.75/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 160$15.44/hrN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 210$14.83/hrN/A
Minnesota 380$14.37/hr4.0%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Retail Salespersons 84,960$12.72/hr-1.0%
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 7,080$11.87/hr2.2%
Childcare Workers 12,150$12.28/hr8.5%

  • Research or investigate products to be presented to prepare for demonstrations.
  • Set up and arrange displays or demonstration areas to attract the attention of prospective customers.
  • Instruct customers in alteration of products.
  • Record and report demonstration-related information, such as the number of questions asked by the audience or the number of coupons distributed.
  • Suggest specific product purchases to meet customers' needs.
  • Transport, assemble, and disassemble materials used in presentations.
  • Sell products being promoted and keep records of sales.
  • Keep areas neat while working and return items to correct locations following demonstrations.
  • Demonstrate or explain products, methods, or services to persuade customers to purchase products or use services.
  • Visit trade shows, stores, community organizations, or other venues to demonstrate products or services or to answer questions from potential customers.