Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
45,050 2.2 % $12.75 $26,520 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.62 $9.79 $11.90 $14.63 $18.11
Annual Wage (2) $17,920 $20,370 $24,750 $30,440 $37,660


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 29,060 44.53 $12.58 $26,180
Grocery Stores 7,700 0.29 $13.02 $27,090
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,460 0.44 $12.04 $25,040
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 1,120 0.21 $12.50 $26,000
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 950 0.62 $13.68 $28,460

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 29,060 44.53 $12.58 $26,180
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 950 0.62 $13.68 $28,460
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,460 0.44 $12.04 $25,040
Grocery Stores 7,700 0.29 $13.02 $27,090
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 1,120 0.21 $12.50 $26,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 160 0.01 $17.50 $36,410
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 40 (7) $17.49 $36,370
Other Support Services 60 0.02 $16.81 $34,960
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 50 (7) $16.24 $33,780
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 70 0.06 $16.15 $33,580


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 3,260 0.22 0.65 $15.00 $31,210
Texas 2,950 0.26 0.79 $11.81 $24,570
New York 2,790 0.32 0.95 $13.80 $28,700
Illinois 2,430 0.42 1.27 $13.36 $27,780
Florida 2,290 0.30 0.90 $12.58 $26,160



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)
Missouri 1,920 0.72 2.15 $11.76 $24,460
Wyoming 190 0.67 2.01 $11.59 $24,110
Montana 260 0.58 1.74 $10.67 $22,190
Oklahoma 830 0.53 1.58 $11.61 $24,140
North Dakota 230 0.51 1.54 $9.47 $19,710



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 160 0.26 0.79 $18.42 $38,300
New Jersey 1,700 0.44 1.32 $15.20 $31,620
California 3,260 0.22 0.65 $15.00 $31,210
Connecticut 660 0.40 1.21 $14.98 $31,160
Rhode Island 180 0.39 1.18 $14.95 $31,100




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 1,630 0.30 0.91 $14.77 $30,730
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,520 0.40 1.21 $13.97 $29,060
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 750 0.40 1.20 $12.95 $26,940
St. Louis, MO-IL 660 0.51 1.52 $13.15 $27,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 620 0.15 0.46 $14.28 $29,700
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 560 0.53 1.59 $11.50 $23,930
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 550 0.23 0.70 $13.04 $27,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 550 0.23 0.69 $13.91 $28,940
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 540 0.19 0.57 $12.66 $26,340
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 530 0.40 1.21 $12.29 $25,560



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)
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 60 1.05 3.16 $12.60 $26,200
Fond du Lac, WI 40 1.00 3.01 $10.27 $21,350
Jefferson City, MO 70 0.99 2.96 $11.47 $23,860
Rockford, IL 140 0.94 2.82 $14.63 $30,440
Lawrence, KS 40 0.90 2.69 $11.49 $23,890
Idaho Falls, ID 40 0.88 2.64 $13.35 $27,770
Springfield, OH 40 0.78 2.34 $9.86 $20,510
Provo-Orem, UT 150 0.78 2.35 $12.03 $25,010
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 30 0.77 2.32 $11.62 $24,170
Bend, OR 50 0.73 2.18 $12.47 $25,940