The average hourly pay for a Florist is $11.90.
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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. The first job of a florist is to maintain the current stock of flowers and plants on hand. This requires knowledge of the v…Read more
- Water, feed, trim, and care for all flowers being sold.
- Arrange flowers to meet customers' preferences.
- Price, stock, and decorate store.
- Hire and schedule employees.
Job Satisfaction for Florist
The top respondents for the job title Florist are from the companies The Kroger Company, Safeway, Inc. and Hy-Vee, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Hy-Vee, Inc. where the average pay is $11.00. The Kroger Company pays the lowest at around $10.16.
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Skills in Retail and Order Inventory are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Sales, Customer Service and Design.
Pay by Experience Level for Florist
An entry-level Florist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.31 based on 21 salaries. An early career Florist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.98 based on 195 salaries. A mid-career Florist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.87 based on 84 salaries. An experienced Florist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.12 based on 102 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $14.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Florist in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 29.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Las Vegas, Nevada (25.6% more) and Denver, Colorado (24.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (7.6% less) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7.6% less).
Years of Experience
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