Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
47,180 1.7 % $12.19 $25,350 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.27 $9.31 $11.34 $14.26 $17.66
Annual Wage (2) $17,200 $19,360 $23,600 $29,650 $36,740


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 31,370 45.78 $12.09 $25,140
Grocery Stores 6,870 0.28 $12.80 $26,620
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,520 0.46 $12.00 $24,950
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 1,450 0.30 $11.52 $23,970
Other General Merchandise Stores 1,250 0.08 $11.38 $23,680

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 31,370 45.78 $12.09 $25,140
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 1,130 0.83 $12.58 $26,170
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,520 0.46 $12.00 $24,950
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 1,450 0.30 $11.52 $23,970
Grocery Stores 6,870 0.28 $12.80 $26,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialized Design Services 130 0.12 $16.64 $34,610
Management of Companies and Enterprises 70 (7) $16.46 $34,240
Traveler Accommodation 130 0.01 $15.98 $33,230
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 90 (7) $15.46 $32,160
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 40 (7) $15.43 $32,090


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)
Texas 3,590 0.35 0.95 $11.19 $23,270
New York 3,350 0.40 1.08 $14.18 $29,500
California 2,780 0.20 0.54 $13.68 $28,440
Florida 2,760 0.39 1.05 $11.82 $24,580
Illinois 2,480 0.44 1.21 $11.98 $24,910




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)
North Dakota 350 0.95 2.60 $9.87 $20,540
West Virginia 510 0.72 1.96 $8.97 $18,660
Utah 820 0.70 1.91 $11.00 $22,870
Wyoming 180 0.66 1.80 $10.81 $22,480
Iowa 960 0.66 1.79 $11.15 $23,190




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 1,320 0.35 0.95 $15.65 $32,550
Maryland 1,190 0.48 1.31 $15.14 $31,490
Connecticut 600 0.37 1.02 $14.46 $30,080
New York 3,350 0.40 1.08 $14.18 $29,500
Washington 1,010 0.37 1.01 $13.86 $28,840





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 1,650 0.33 0.89 $16.63 $34,580
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,370 0.38 1.04 $12.41 $25,810
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 760 0.42 1.13 $14.44 $30,030
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 740 0.61 1.66 $12.92 $26,870
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 700 0.34 0.94 $12.31 $25,600
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 610 0.37 1.00 $12.69 $26,390
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 610 0.24 0.65 $11.58 $24,080
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 580 0.26 0.71 $12.80 $26,610
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 580 0.60 1.62 $11.79 $24,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 570 0.15 0.41 $14.30 $29,740




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)
Kokomo, IN 50 1.36 3.71 $9.08 $18,890
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 60 0.94 2.54 $9.00 $18,710
Duluth, MN-WI 100 0.85 2.31 $9.88 $20,560
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 30 0.83 2.25 $9.06 $18,850
Port St. Lucie, FL 100 0.82 2.23 $11.01 $22,900
Longview, TX 70 0.79 2.14 $9.56 $19,890
Tyler, TX 70 0.78 2.13 $10.98 $22,830
Racine, WI 60 0.78 2.12 $12.52 $26,040
Provo-Orem, UT 130 0.78 2.12 $10.74 $22,350
Logan, UT-ID 40 0.77 2.10 $9.52 $19,800