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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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)
36,810 2.4 % $ 14.74 $ 30,670 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Floral Designers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.67 $ 11.56 $ 14.01 $ 17.19 $ 20.75
Annual Wage (2) $ 20,110 $ 24,050 $ 29,140 $ 35,750 $ 43,150


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 24,350 46.24 $ 14.46 $ 30,070
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 5,710 0.20 $ 15.31 $ 31,840
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 1,760 0.33 $ 14.56 $ 30,280
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 500 0.30 $ 15.31 $ 31,850
Management of Companies and Enterprises 440 0.02 $ 15.22 $ 31,660

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 24,350 46.24 $ 14.46 $ 30,070
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 1,760 0.33 $ 14.56 $ 30,280
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 500 0.30 $ 15.31 $ 31,850
Death Care Services 320 0.24 $ 16.35 $ 34,010
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 5,710 0.20 $ 15.31 $ 31,840

Top paying industries for Floral Designers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Personal Services 320 0.11 $ 20.49 $ 42,620
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 50 (7) $ 18.50 $ 38,470
Traveler Accommodation 90 0.01 $ 18.36 $ 38,190
Other Support Services 100 0.03 $ 18.13 $ 37,710
Rental and leasing services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) (8) (8) $ 17.37 $ 36,140


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.





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 3,840 0.23 0.88 $ 18.15 $ 37,760
Texas 2,380 0.20 0.74 $ 12.80 $ 26,620
Illinois 2,370 0.42 1.59 $ 13.74 $ 28,580
Florida 1,980 0.24 0.89 $ 15.29 $ 31,810
New York 1,690 0.19 0.73 $ 16.56 $ 34,450




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)
Missouri 1,540 0.57 2.16 $ 12.97 $ 26,970
Utah 790 0.53 1.99 $ 12.92 $ 26,870
South Dakota 210 0.51 1.94 $ 15.09 $ 31,390
Idaho 360 0.51 1.92 $ 13.20 $ 27,450
Wyoming 120 0.46 1.73 $ 13.08 $ 27,200




Top paying states for Floral Designers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 430 0.28 1.05 $ 20.58 $ 42,800
District of Columbia 50 0.08 0.30 $ 20.36 $ 42,350
California 3,840 0.23 0.88 $ 18.15 $ 37,760
Massachusetts 850 0.25 0.96 $ 18.10 $ 37,650
Vermont 100 0.36 1.34 $ 16.75 $ 34,840





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 1,690 0.19 0.72 $ 16.90 $ 35,150
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,640 0.38 1.42 $ 14.15 $ 29,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,080 0.19 0.70 $ 18.15 $ 37,760
St. Louis, MO-IL 920 0.70 2.66 $ 13.22 $ 27,500
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 900 0.39 1.46 $ 21.37 $ 44,460
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 700 0.20 0.74 $ 13.35 $ 27,780
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 640 0.25 0.93 $ 18.34 $ 38,140
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 620 0.25 0.93 $ 16.20 $ 33,690
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 580 0.21 0.81 $ 16.19 $ 33,670
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 570 0.22 0.81 $ 12.69 $ 26,390




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)
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 30 0.90 3.41 $ 13.19 $ 27,440
Bismarck, ND 60 0.86 3.25 $ 13.70 $ 28,490
Provo-Orem, UT 210 0.85 3.20 $ 12.95 $ 26,930
Manhattan, KS 30 0.82 3.11 $ 12.35 $ 25,690
Santa Fe, NM 50 0.78 2.97 $ 14.21 $ 29,560
Columbia, MO 70 0.77 2.90 $ 12.42 $ 25,840
Odessa, TX 50 0.73 2.75 $ 13.50 $ 28,080
Rapid City, SD 40 0.70 2.66 $ 15.56 $ 32,360
St. Louis, MO-IL 920 0.70 2.66 $ 13.22 $ 27,500
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 30 0.69 2.61 $ 16.54 $ 34,410




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)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 170 0.44 1.67 $ 21.77 $ 45,290
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 900 0.39 1.46 $ 21.37 $ 44,460
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 120 0.23 0.85 $ 21.08 $ 43,840
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI (8) (8) (8) $ 21.07 $ 43,830
New Haven, CT 70 0.27 1.01 $ 20.84 $ 43,350
Santa Rosa, CA 60 0.29 1.08 $ 19.95 $ 41,490
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 110 0.10 0.38 $ 19.75 $ 41,080
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 80 0.23 0.86 $ 19.51 $ 40,580
Flint, MI 30 0.25 0.94 $ 19.40 $ 40,350
Rockford, IL 40 0.31 1.19 $ 18.62 $ 38,720

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)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 170 0.92 3.46 $ 12.96 $ 26,960
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 130 0.59 2.25 $ 12.82 $ 26,670
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 120 0.75 2.83 $ 11.42 $ 23,760
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 0.45 1.71 $ 13.20 $ 27,460
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 100 0.32 1.21 $ 13.99 $ 29,090

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)
Central Utah nonmetropolitan area 50 0.98 3.69 $ 10.54 $ 21,930
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 170 0.92 3.46 $ 12.96 $ 26,960
Northwest Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.81 3.07 $ 12.40 $ 25,790
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 50 0.75 2.85 $ 11.39 $ 23,680
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 120 0.75 2.83 $ 11.42 $ 23,760

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)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.61 2.29 $ 18.70 $ 38,900
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.52 1.96 $ 17.60 $ 36,600
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.52 1.98 $ 16.42 $ 34,150
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 80 0.66 2.49 $ 16.18 $ 33,660
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.42 1.57 $ 16.07 $ 33,420


About May 2020 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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021