Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 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.
Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
OJT: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Demonstrate or explain products, methods, or services to persuade customers to purchase products or use services. Provide product samples, coupons, informational brochures, or other incentives to persuade people to buy products. Keep areas neat while working and return items to correct locations following demonstrations. Record and report demonstration-related information, such as the number of questions asked by the audience or the number of coupons distributed. Sell products being promoted and keep records of sales. Set up and arrange displays or demonstration areas to attract the attention of prospective customers. Suggest specific product purchases to meet customers' needs. Transport, assemble, and disassemble materials used in presentations. Identify interested and qualified customers to provide them with additional information. Practice demonstrations to ensure that they will run smoothly. Prepare or alter presentation contents to target specific audiences. Learn about competitors' products or consumers' interests or concerns to answer questions or provide more complete information. Work as part of a team of demonstrators to accommodate large crowds.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $10.65   Entry $22,159.00
Mean $12.58   Mean $26,154.00
Experience $13.53 Experience $28,157.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
Related Occupations: Postsecondary Institutions With Programs:
Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products
Customer Service Representatives
Gaming Cage Workers
Manicurists and Pedicurists
Office Clerks, General
Parts Salespersons
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks
Travel Agents
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
No postsecondary schools reported programs.
Occupational Videos
41-9011.00 Demonstrators and Product Promoters