Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
47,850 1.8 % $12.04 $25,030 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.14 $9.25 $11.35 $14.08 $17.23
Annual Wage (2) $16,940 $19,240 $23,610 $29,290 $35,840


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 32,280 45.04 $11.86 $24,680
Grocery Stores 7,370 0.30 $12.59 $26,190
Other General Merchandise Stores 1,340 0.09 $10.79 $22,440
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,070 0.32 $12.19 $25,350
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 1,050 0.76 $12.96 $26,960

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 32,280 45.04 $11.86 $24,680
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 1,050 0.76 $12.96 $26,960
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,070 0.32 $12.19 $25,350
Grocery Stores 7,370 0.30 $12.59 $26,190
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores 860 0.27 $11.19 $23,280

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Furnishings Stores 130 0.06 $17.00 $35,360
Management of Companies and Enterprises 100 0.01 $16.83 $35,020
Traveler Accommodation 140 0.01 $16.17 $33,630
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 50 (7) $16.17 $33,620
Specialized Design Services 150 0.13 $15.57 $32,390


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 3,600 0.36 0.95 $10.98 $22,850
New York 3,520 0.42 1.12 $14.11 $29,340
California 3,060 0.22 0.58 $13.47 $28,020
Florida 2,600 0.37 0.98 $11.66 $24,260
Illinois 2,570 0.47 1.24 $11.90 $24,740




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 290 0.75 2.00 $10.71 $22,270
Wyoming 200 0.75 1.98 $11.00 $22,880
North Dakota 240 0.69 1.83 $10.55 $21,940
West Virginia 470 0.68 1.82 $9.28 $19,300
Iowa 960 0.67 1.77 $11.03 $22,950




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 1,060 0.43 1.14 $14.59 $30,340
Connecticut 640 0.40 1.06 $14.29 $29,720
Massachusetts 1,010 0.32 0.86 $14.13 $29,380
New York 3,520 0.42 1.12 $14.11 $29,340
New Jersey 1,520 0.40 1.07 $14.04 $29,200

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 1,550 0.31 0.82 $16.21 $33,730
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,370 0.39 1.03 $12.49 $25,970
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 840 0.70 1.86 $13.05 $27,150
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 800 0.44 1.18 $13.58 $28,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 750 0.20 0.52 $13.28 $27,620
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 710 0.28 0.75 $11.11 $23,110
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 620 0.31 0.82 $11.65 $24,240
Baltimore-Towson, MD 580 0.47 1.24 $14.84 $30,860
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 530 0.55 1.45 $15.05 $31,310
Pittsburgh, PA 520 0.48 1.26 $11.75 $24,430




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)
Odessa, TX 60 1.11 2.95 $9.21 $19,160
Racine, WI 80 1.10 2.91 $12.62 $26,250
Idaho Falls, ID 50 1.00 2.67 $10.43 $21,680
Tyler, TX 90 0.96 2.54 $10.35 $21,520
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 60 0.91 2.42 $9.32 $19,380
Ithaca, NY 40 0.90 2.40 $13.03 $27,100
Pueblo, CO 50 0.89 2.37 $11.37 $23,650
Mansfield, OH 40 0.84 2.23 $9.54 $19,840
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 240 0.84 2.23 $12.24 $25,460
Decatur, AL 40 0.83 2.21 $9.20 $19,130




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 Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 40 0.23 0.61 $20.92 $43,520
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 200 0.22 0.57 $17.45 $36,290
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.26 0.70 $16.71 $34,760
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,550 0.31 0.82 $16.21 $33,730
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 210 0.38 1.02 $16.01 $33,290
Champaign-Urbana, IL 30 0.33 0.89 $15.74 $32,740
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 40 0.20 0.53 $15.61 $32,460
Worcester, MA-CT 120 0.49 1.29 $15.52 $32,270
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 50 0.63 1.67 $15.44 $32,120
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 50 0.40 1.06 $15.40 $32,030

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)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 280 1.27 3.38 $10.74 $22,350
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 240 1.11 2.94 $10.76 $22,380
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 190 0.78 2.06 $9.15 $19,030
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 170 0.99 2.62 $10.44 $21,710
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 140 0.55 1.47 $9.61 $19,990

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)
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 1.52 4.03 $9.75 $20,290
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 60 1.42 3.76 $10.01 $20,820
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 1.34 3.57 $10.63 $22,110
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 280 1.27 3.38 $10.74 $22,350
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 100 1.26 3.34 $9.90 $20,600

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)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.90 2.38 $15.85 $32,960
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area 30 0.51 1.35 $14.03 $29,190
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 0.78 $13.39 $27,850
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 120 0.92 2.44 $13.39 $27,840
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 1.32 $13.31 $27,670


About May 2010 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 mean 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.

(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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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