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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

27-1023 Floral Designers

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


National estimates for Floral Designers
Industry profile for Floral Designers
Geographic profile for Floral Designers

National estimates for Floral Designers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Floral Designers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
36,000 1.8 % $ 15.43 $ 32,100 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Floral Designers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.98 $ 13.38 $ 14.36 $ 17.68 $ 21.55
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,830 $ 27,830 $ 29,880 $ 36,770 $ 44,820


Industry profile for Floral Designers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Floral Designers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Floral Designers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Floral Designers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florists 25,230 46.12 $ 15.15 $ 31,510
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 5,380 0.18 $ 15.73 $ 32,720
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 1,240 0.24 $ 15.20 $ 31,620
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 750 0.41 $ 15.65 $ 32,550
Other Personal Services 480 0.16 $ 20.18 $ 41,960

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Floral Designers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florists 25,230 46.12 $ 15.15 $ 31,510
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 750 0.41 $ 15.65 $ 32,550
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 1,240 0.24 $ 15.20 $ 31,620
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 5,380 0.18 $ 15.73 $ 32,720
Other Personal Services 480 0.16 $ 20.18 $ 41,960

Top paying industries for Floral Designers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Personal Services 480 0.16 $ 20.18 $ 41,960
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 40 (7) $ 19.38 $ 40,300
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $ 18.92 $ 39,350
Traveler Accommodation 50 (7) $ 18.39 $ 38,260
Rental and leasing services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) (8) (8) $ 17.65 $ 36,710


Geographic profile for Floral Designers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Floral Designers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Floral Designers, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of floral designers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Floral Designers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,420 0.21 0.81 $ 17.68 $ 36,780
Texas 2,340 0.19 0.75 $ 14.93 $ 31,050
Florida 2,110 0.24 0.96 $ 16.14 $ 33,580
Illinois 1,760 0.31 1.22 $ 15.01 $ 31,210
New York 1,550 0.18 0.70 $ 17.40 $ 36,200


Map of location quotient of floral designers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Floral Designers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 400 0.53 2.08 $ 13.45 $ 27,970
Nebraska 480 0.50 1.96 $ 14.51 $ 30,180
South Dakota 190 0.44 1.74 $ 14.96 $ 31,120
Utah 690 0.44 1.74 $ 14.15 $ 29,420
Montana 190 0.41 1.62 $ 13.27 $ 27,590


Map of annual mean wages of floral designers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Floral Designers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 100 0.15 0.59 $ 20.73 $ 43,110
Connecticut 380 0.24 0.94 $ 19.97 $ 41,540
Massachusetts 830 0.24 0.96 $ 18.80 $ 39,100
Hawaii 130 0.23 0.91 $ 18.65 $ 38,790
New Jersey 1,040 0.27 1.06 $ 17.93 $ 37,290



Map of employment of floral designers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Floral Designers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,700 0.20 0.77 $ 18.20 $ 37,850
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,270 0.30 1.18 $ 15.42 $ 32,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,160 0.20 0.79 $ 17.09 $ 35,550
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 730 0.27 1.07 $ 17.53 $ 36,460
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 700 0.27 1.07 $ 18.85 $ 39,220
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 650 0.26 1.04 $ 17.37 $ 36,130
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 620 0.35 1.36 $ 15.12 $ 31,450
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 610 0.27 1.06 $ 19.44 $ 40,430
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 580 0.16 0.64 $ 15.82 $ 32,910
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 550 0.19 0.73 $ 18.00 $ 37,450


Map of location quotient of floral designers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Floral Designers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Athens-Clarke County, GA 60 0.74 2.91 $ 13.94 $ 29,000
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 60 0.71 2.78 $ 15.64 $ 32,520
Muskegon, MI 40 0.70 2.76 $ 14.21 $ 29,560
Mansfield, OH 30 0.66 2.60 $ 11.99 $ 24,940
Lincoln, NE 110 0.64 2.49 $ 14.61 $ 30,390
Green Bay, WI 100 0.62 2.42 $ 13.45 $ 27,970
Idaho Falls, ID 40 0.58 2.27 $ 12.83 $ 26,680
Odessa, TX 40 0.55 2.17 $ 14.11 $ 29,340
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 50 0.53 2.09 $ 17.16 $ 35,700
Boise City, ID 180 0.52 2.02 $ 13.70 $ 28,500


Map of annual mean wages of floral designers by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Floral Designers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Haven, CT 60 0.21 0.82 $ 21.44 $ 44,600
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 150 0.40 1.56 $ 21.05 $ 43,780
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 140 0.13 0.52 $ 20.73 $ 43,120
Santa Rosa, CA 40 0.22 0.87 $ 19.44 $ 40,440
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 610 0.27 1.06 $ 19.44 $ 40,430
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 700 0.27 1.07 $ 18.85 $ 39,220
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 80 0.16 0.61 $ 18.81 $ 39,120
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 60 0.44 1.71 $ 18.70 $ 38,900
Urban Honolulu, HI 80 0.20 0.79 $ 18.41 $ 38,300
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 350 0.18 0.72 $ 18.40 $ 38,270

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Floral Designers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 130 1.07 4.19 $ 15.67 $ 32,600
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 110 0.53 2.05 $ 12.64 $ 26,290
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 110 0.43 1.70 $ 14.00 $ 29,130
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 100 0.33 1.28 $ 13.37 $ 27,810
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.39 1.51 $ 13.84 $ 28,780

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Floral Designers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 130 1.07 4.19 $ 15.67 $ 32,600
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.87 3.41 $ 15.70 $ 32,660
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.83 3.27 $ 12.68 $ 26,380
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 100 0.81 3.15 $ 9.47 $ 19,700
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 70 0.78 3.06 $ 13.64 $ 28,370

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Floral Designers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 1.60 $ 18.78 $ 39,070
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.45 1.76 $ 17.48 $ 36,350
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 1.69 $ 15.75 $ 32,770
North Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 1.17 $ 15.73 $ 32,730
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.87 3.41 $ 15.70 $ 32,660


About May 2021 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022