Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
43,470 2.9 % $13.57 $28,220 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.17 $10.51 $12.67 $15.90 $19.01
Annual Wage (2) $19,080 $21,850 $26,350 $33,070 $39,540


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 28,320 44.31 $13.34 $27,750
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 6,730 0.23 $13.83 $28,760
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 2,050 0.38 $13.91 $28,930
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 1,050 0.65 $14.74 $30,670
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 950 0.18 $12.34 $25,670

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 28,320 44.31 $13.34 $27,750
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 1,050 0.65 $14.74 $30,670
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 2,050 0.38 $13.91 $28,930
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 6,730 0.23 $13.83 $28,760
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 950 0.18 $12.34 $25,670

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events (8) (8) $25.13 $52,270
Other Support Services 220 0.07 $18.04 $37,520
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 80 (7) $17.44 $36,280
Specialized Design Services 220 0.16 $17.26 $35,910
Special Food Services 120 0.02 $16.72 $34,770


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 3,750 0.22 0.74 $15.82 $32,910
Texas 3,320 0.28 0.92 $12.53 $26,060
Florida 2,720 0.32 1.06 $13.56 $28,200
New York 2,400 0.26 0.85 $15.63 $32,500
Illinois 2,070 0.35 1.14 $12.94 $26,910




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)
South Dakota 250 0.60 1.96 $12.98 $27,000
Missouri 1,570 0.56 1.85 $12.63 $26,270
Wyoming 140 0.53 1.75 $13.05 $27,150
West Virginia 330 0.48 1.58 $10.61 $22,060
North Dakota 190 0.46 1.52 $13.29 $27,640




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 130 0.19 0.62 $20.60 $42,840
Rhode Island 120 0.25 0.83 $17.07 $35,510
Nevada 350 0.27 0.89 $16.69 $34,720
Massachusetts 1,220 0.35 1.14 $16.00 $33,280
Connecticut 480 0.29 0.95 $15.83 $32,930



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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 1,580 0.24 0.77 $16.19 $33,680
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,150 0.31 1.03 $13.68 $28,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 890 0.20 0.66 $15.49 $32,220
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 750 0.30 0.99 $12.71 $26,450
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 720 0.39 1.28 $16.79 $34,920
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 600 0.52 1.71 $12.44 $25,870
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 570 0.40 1.30 $15.28 $31,780
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 570 0.50 1.63 $14.02 $29,170
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 570 0.22 0.71 $12.78 $26,590
St. Louis, MO-IL 570 0.42 1.37 $12.61 $26,230


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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)
Lima, OH 50 0.93 3.06 $12.46 $25,930
Springfield, MO 180 0.88 2.90 $13.13 $27,320
Rapid City, SD 60 0.88 2.87 $11.52 $23,970
Odessa, TX 60 0.82 2.69 $12.73 $26,480
Green Bay, WI 140 0.80 2.63 $10.82 $22,510
Altoona, PA 50 0.79 2.60 $10.36 $21,550
Wichita Falls, TX 40 0.77 2.52 $11.82 $24,580
Morristown, TN 30 0.72 2.36 $11.63 $24,190
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 30 0.72 2.37 $12.40 $25,780
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 90 0.72 2.35 $13.25 $27,570


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Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 40 0.20 0.65 $21.66 $45,050
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.21 0.69 $21.48 $44,670
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 400 0.21 0.67 $17.85 $37,140
Fort Collins, CO (8) (8) (8) $17.62 $36,650
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 130 0.31 1.03 $17.56 $36,530
Santa Rosa, CA 60 0.29 0.97 $17.47 $36,330
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 30 0.23 0.76 $17.15 $35,670
Danbury, CT 40 0.49 1.61 $17.02 $35,400
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 260 0.27 0.89 $16.98 $35,310
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 510 0.31 1.02 $16.94 $35,230

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 190 0.76 2.49 $13.78 $28,660
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 190 0.70 2.29 $10.67 $22,190
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 160 0.48 1.56 $10.56 $21,970
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 150 0.94 3.09 $12.18 $25,330
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 140 0.61 2.01 $11.88 $24,710

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 100 1.23 4.04 $12.20 $25,390
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 1.06 3.48 $10.40 $21,640
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 1.06 3.49 $11.27 $23,440
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.94 3.10 $9.83 $20,440
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 150 0.94 3.09 $12.18 $25,330

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 80 0.70 2.29 $19.93 $41,450
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 0.99 $15.53 $32,300
Northwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.75 2.45 $15.48 $32,200
Southwest Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.33 $31,890
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.26 0.86 $15.23 $31,670


About May 2017 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018