The average rate for a Florist is $11.79 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.

$12,270 - $62,004
(Median)
$12K
$35K
$62K
MEDIAN: $35,055
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50%
90%

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$8.92 - $16.79
(Median)
$8
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $11.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$12,270 - $62,004  
   
Bonus
$2.21 - $2,013  
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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$18,509 - $39,832  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.92 - $16.79  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$12.72 - $26.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$2.21 - $2,013  
   
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).
)
$18,509 - $39,832  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 267
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Florist

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

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Experience Affects Florist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Florist Salaries

Florist
up arrow 3%

Design
up arrow 1%

National Average
$25,000

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 27%
dental benefits
Dental: 16%
medical benefits
Vision: 15%
dental benefits
None: 71%
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