Florists, or floral designers, arrange live or cut flowers, potted plants, foliage, or other decorative items according to basic design principles to make eye-pleasing creations. Designers make such arrangements for birthdays, weddings, funerals, or other occasions. They are employed by local flower shops or larger national chains, grocery stores, or established at-home businesses. There are 55,500 floral designers employed in the United States.
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Experience counts for a lot when it comes to a designer's salary. Geographic location also plays a part in salary differences. Floral designers in the Northeast and on the West Coast traditionally enjoy higher than average salaries, compared to floral designers in other parts of the United States. Stores located in large urban areas tend to have higher annual sales than those in rural areas, re...
Flowers can be purchased almost anywhere, from small strip-mall flower shops to large national chains to the neighborhood grocery store. This availability means that floral designers can work almost anywhere—from remote, rural areas to busy cities.
Retail floral designers can expect to have comfortable work surroundings. Most floral shops are cool, clean, and well decorated to help attr...
Employment in floral design is expected to decline by 14 percent through 2028, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, as people purchase fewer elaborate floral arrangements. The emergence of full-service floral departments in grocery stores, as well as opportunities in Internet floral shops, have helped drive down the cost for flowers and created simpler floral arrangements, reducing the de...