The median annual wage of floral designers was $23,610 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount, and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $16,940 and the top 10 percent earned more than $35,840.
In May 2010, the wages of floral designers in the industries employing most of the occupation were as follows:
|Merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods||23,300|
|Other general merchandise stores||21,670|
Most floral designers work full time, although their hours may differ depending on the location of the particular store. However, many part-time or seasonal opportunities can be found, particularly around holidays, such as Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and Mother’s Day.
Independent shops in downtown areas or business districts are typically open during business hours. Floral departments inside grocery stores or other stores in suburban locations or shopping malls may remain open longer.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition