Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

27-1023 Floral Designers

Design, cut, and arrange live, dried, or artificial flowers and foliage.


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)
46,490 1.9 % $12.55 $26,100 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.51 $9.67 $11.65 $14.54 $17.89
Annual Wage (2) $17,690 $20,120 $24,220 $30,240 $37,210


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)
Florists 30,580 45.83 $12.44 $25,870
Grocery Stores 7,660 0.30 $12.65 $26,310
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 1,350 0.26 $11.83 $24,600
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,120 0.34 $12.00 $24,970
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 1,000 0.68 $13.55 $28,180

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florists 30,580 45.83 $12.44 $25,870
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 1,000 0.68 $13.55 $28,180
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,120 0.34 $12.00 $24,970
Grocery Stores 7,660 0.30 $12.65 $26,310
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 1,350 0.26 $11.83 $24,600

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 140 0.01 $17.36 $36,110
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 40 (7) $16.60 $34,530
Home Furnishings Stores 130 0.05 $16.08 $33,440
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 60 0.05 $16.07 $33,430
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions (8) (8) $15.32 $31,860


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)
California 3,190 0.22 0.62 $14.40 $29,950
Texas 3,060 0.28 0.80 $11.58 $24,080
New York 2,920 0.34 0.97 $14.09 $29,300
Florida 2,560 0.34 0.98 $12.32 $25,630
Illinois 2,490 0.44 1.24 $13.24 $27,540




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)
Utah 830 0.66 1.90 $11.22 $23,330
Wyoming 180 0.64 1.83 $11.30 $23,510
Missouri 1,630 0.62 1.76 $11.35 $23,600
Montana 260 0.60 1.71 $10.82 $22,500
North Dakota 240 0.58 1.64 $9.21 $19,160




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 140 0.23 0.66 $20.39 $42,420
New Jersey 1,370 0.36 1.02 $16.91 $35,170
Maryland 890 0.35 1.00 $14.91 $31,010
Connecticut 670 0.41 1.16 $14.79 $30,770
California 3,190 0.22 0.62 $14.40 $29,950





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,690 0.32 0.92 $15.53 $32,300
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,440 0.39 1.11 $14.07 $29,260
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 890 0.49 1.38 $12.71 $26,450
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 680 0.39 1.11 $12.87 $26,770
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 610 0.26 0.73 $13.31 $27,680
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 600 0.26 0.74 $12.34 $25,660
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 560 0.39 1.10 $14.47 $30,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 560 0.14 0.40 $14.23 $29,600
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 520 0.19 0.54 $12.01 $24,980
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 490 0.40 1.14 $13.84 $28,790




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)
Logan, UT-ID 60 1.26 3.58 $9.85 $20,490
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 60 1.05 3.01 $12.87 $26,770
Provo-Orem, UT 190 1.02 2.90 $11.48 $23,870
Jefferson City, MO 70 1.02 2.91 $10.85 $22,560
Bismarck, ND 70 1.02 2.91 $9.21 $19,160
Lawrence, KS 50 1.00 2.85 $10.88 $22,620
Rockford, IL 130 0.93 2.65 $13.33 $27,720
Fond du Lac, WI 40 0.93 2.65 $10.68 $22,210
Manhattan, KS 50 0.90 2.57 $10.65 $22,160
Missoula, MT 50 0.83 2.37 $10.72 $22,290