Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
47,110 1.7 % $12.28 $25,550 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.40 $9.49 $11.45 $14.31 $17.59
Annual Wage (2) $17,480 $19,730 $23,810 $29,750 $36,580


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 31,220 46.21 $12.24 $25,450
Grocery Stores 7,180 0.29 $12.52 $26,030
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 1,450 0.29 $11.94 $24,830
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,350 0.41 $11.83 $24,610
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 1,160 0.79 $13.16 $27,370

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 31,220 46.21 $12.24 $25,450
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 1,160 0.79 $13.16 $27,370
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,350 0.41 $11.83 $24,610
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 1,450 0.29 $11.94 $24,830
Grocery Stores 7,180 0.29 $12.52 $26,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 130 0.01 $16.66 $34,650
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 90 (7) $16.20 $33,700
Home Furnishings Stores (8) (8) $16.12 $33,520
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 50 (7) $15.93 $33,140
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 30 (7) $15.77 $32,800


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 3,490 0.33 0.91 $11.33 $23,570
California 3,200 0.22 0.62 $14.04 $29,200
Florida 2,780 0.38 1.06 $12.16 $25,300
New York 2,780 0.32 0.90 $14.34 $29,820
Pennsylvania 2,460 0.44 1.22 $12.25 $25,470




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 320 0.80 2.21 $10.15 $21,100
Wyoming 180 0.66 1.83 $10.75 $22,360
South Dakota 250 0.62 1.71 $11.56 $24,040
Iowa 910 0.62 1.72 $11.13 $23,150
West Virginia 430 0.61 1.68 $8.94 $18,600




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 170 0.28 0.78 $19.86 $41,320
New Jersey 1,170 0.31 0.85 $15.69 $32,640
New York 2,780 0.32 0.90 $14.34 $29,820
Maryland 950 0.38 1.05 $14.22 $29,590
Washington 1,050 0.38 1.05 $14.10 $29,330





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 1,540 0.30 0.82 $16.00 $33,270
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,330 0.37 1.01 $13.12 $27,290
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 950 0.52 1.44 $12.47 $25,930
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 650 0.25 0.68 $12.22 $25,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 650 0.17 0.46 $14.14 $29,420
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 650 0.31 0.85 $12.36 $25,710
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 650 0.38 1.04 $13.26 $27,570
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 600 0.60 1.66 $12.23 $25,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 600 0.25 0.70 $12.88 $26,800
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 580 0.26 0.71 $12.53 $26,070




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)
Bismarck, ND 130 1.95 5.39 $10.19 $21,190
Kokomo, IN 60 1.57 4.33 $9.13 $18,990
Goldsboro, NC 40 1.01 2.80 $8.23 $17,110
Idaho Falls, ID 50 0.97 2.70 $11.16 $23,200
Jefferson City, MO 70 0.95 2.61 $10.71 $22,280
Tyler, TX 80 0.88 2.43 $11.66 $24,260
Duluth, MN-WI 110 0.88 2.43 $10.06 $20,930
Jacksonville, NC 40 0.86 2.37 $9.17 $19,060
Grand Forks, ND-MN 40 0.86 2.39 $11.22 $23,330
Lawrence, KS 40 0.85 2.36 $10.03 $20,870