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Florist Salary

The average rate for a Florist is $11.13 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
$16,442 - $41,370
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $25,427
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$8.01 - $15.55
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$16,442 - $41,370  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,589  
Commission
$0.00 - $3,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$16,820 - $34,615  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.01 - $15.55  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.16 - $1.60  
Overtime
$9.91 - $24.05  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,589  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $3,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$16,820 - $34,615  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 297
United States (change)

Job Description for Florist

A florist is a person cares for flowers and uses them for creative, aesthetically pleasing displays and decorations. Most commonly, florists are employed by dedicated flower arrangement companies and supermarket floral departments; however, companies that regularly require arrangements (such as cemeteries and wedding chapels) may also have one or more florists on payroll.

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Florist Tasks

  • Hire and schedule employees.
  • Water, feed, trim, and care for all flowers being sold.
  • Arrange flowers to meet customers’ preferences.
  • Price, stock, and decorate store.

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Pay by Experience Level for Florist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Florist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Florist Salaries

up arrow 5%

National Average
$24,000

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 26% dental benefits Dental: 16%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 72%