Merchandise displayers, sometimes known as visual merchandisers and display and visual merchandising specialists, design and install displays of clothing, accessories, furniture, and other products to attract customers. They set up these displays in windows and showcases and on the sales floors of retail stores. Display workers who specialize in dressing mannequins are known as model dressers. Those who specialize in installing displays in store windows are known as window dressers or window t...
Minimum Education Level
In January 2020, Salary.com reported the average annual salary for visual merchandising specialists was $39,940. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual earnings of merchandise displayers were $28,450 in May 2018. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $20,720 and the highest 10 percent earned more than $48,210. Displayers working in clothing stores earned a median salary o...
Display workers usually work 35 to 40 hours a week, except during busy seasons, such as Christmas. Selling promotions and increased sales drives during targeted seasons can require the display staff to work extra hours in the evening and on weekends.
The work of constructing and installing displays requires prolonged standing, bending, stooping, and working in awkward positions. There is...
Employment for display workers is expected to grow about by about 2 percent, slower than the average for all occupations, through 2028, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Merchandise displayers who have completed an internship, have relevant experience, and a good reputation in the industry will have the advantage in the job market. There will also be job openings for merchandise displa...