Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
44,350 2.2 % $12.98 $27,010 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.80 $9.90 $12.02 $14.94 $18.59
Annual Wage (2) $18,310 $20,590 $25,010 $31,080 $38,660


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 28,620 44.33 $12.74 $26,500
Grocery Stores 7,350 0.27 $13.34 $27,740
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,550 0.48 $13.73 $28,550
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 1,050 0.19 $12.82 $26,660
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 1,020 0.65 $13.18 $27,420

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 28,620 44.33 $12.74 $26,500
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 1,020 0.65 $13.18 $27,420
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,550 0.48 $13.73 $28,550
Grocery Stores 7,350 0.27 $13.34 $27,740
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores 550 0.19 $12.21 $25,400

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 60 (7) $17.82 $37,070
Traveler Accommodation 160 0.01 $17.67 $36,750
Other Support Services 80 0.03 $17.25 $35,880
Specialized Design Services 170 0.13 $17.08 $35,530
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 40 (7) $16.10 $33,490


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 3,230 0.21 0.65 $15.26 $31,740
New York 2,980 0.33 1.03 $14.49 $30,140
Texas 2,900 0.25 0.78 $12.09 $25,140
Illinois 2,430 0.42 1.29 $13.52 $28,130
Florida 2,310 0.29 0.90 $12.50 $26,000



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)
Missouri 1,780 0.66 2.04 $11.80 $24,550
North Dakota 280 0.63 1.96 $11.76 $24,460
Wyoming 150 0.53 1.64 $13.26 $27,580
Idaho 330 0.51 1.59 $11.92 $24,790
Utah 670 0.50 1.56 $11.25 $23,400



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 480 0.29 0.89 $17.42 $36,240
District of Columbia 110 0.16 0.51 $16.74 $34,820
Alaska 60 0.18 0.56 $15.85 $32,960
California 3,230 0.21 0.65 $15.26 $31,740
Massachusetts 840 0.25 0.77 $15.25 $31,720




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,970 0.30 0.94 $16.37 $34,050
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,390 0.39 1.21 $14.24 $29,620
St. Louis, MO-IL 650 0.49 1.52 $12.89 $26,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 610 0.15 0.46 $16.13 $33,560
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 610 0.25 0.77 $12.88 $26,790
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 610 0.48 1.48 $14.44 $30,040
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 570 0.41 1.28 $12.27 $25,520
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 550 0.19 0.59 $13.10 $27,240
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 550 0.51 1.57 $11.95 $24,860
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 540 0.22 0.69 $15.45 $32,140