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Floral Designer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Floral Designer works with flowers and greens to create displays and arrangements. Creates single arrangements or displays for larger events such as weddings, funerals or banquets; creates and maintains flower displays in hotels or offices. May grow flowers or order from wholesale suppliers.

Job Outlook

There were 146 Floral Designer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 4710 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Floral Designer industry, which includes the Floral Designer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:


Many new Floral Designer jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.


The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $35,970.


The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $32,732.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Floral Designer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $29,713.

Education and Experience

Posted Floral Designer jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree1.66%
Bachelor's Degree1.55%
Master's Degree0.15%
Doctoral Degree0.08%

Posted Floral Designer jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years58.84%
3 to 5 years38.07%
6 to 8 years1.31%
9+ years1.78%


Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Floral Designer positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Customer Service (47.45%)
  • Sales (27.07%)
  • Communication (18.6%)
  • Management (15.46%)
  • Planning (11%)
  • Detail Oriented (10.74%)
  • Sanitation (9.3%)
  • Coordinating (9.02%)
  • Greeting Customers (8.73%)
  • Cleanliness (8.49%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Merchandising (30.04%)
  • Floral Design (80.36%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Food Safety And Sanitation (3.51%)
  • Inventory Management (10.92%)
  • Inventory Control (3.77%)
  • General Mathematics (11.08%)
  • Selling Techniques (12.54%)
  • Product Knowledge (7.36%)
  • Invoicing (10.74%)
  • Pallet Jacks (7.65%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Floral Designer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Florist
  • Floral Manager
  • Experience Designer
  • Graphic Designer/Customer Service
  • Flower Designer
  • Floral Lead
  • Referral Clerk
  • Floral Clerk
  • Floral Assistant

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Floral Designer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Hy-Vee (191)
  • Albertsons (113)
  • Stop & Shop (110)
  • Kroger (104)
  • Food City (96)
  • Winn-Dixie (87)
  • Brookshire Grocery Company (76)
  • Safeway (73)
  • Alex Lee (62)
  • Southeastern Grocers (49)

North Carolina

  • Alex Lee (57)
  • Lowe's (17)
  • Harris Teeter (6)
  • Clark Family Holdings (3)
  • Fashion Flowers (3)
  • The Blossom Shop Florist (2)
  • Guilford Technical Community College (2)
  • Williams Florist (2)
  • Flowers Of Charlotte (2)
  • Ellington's Florist (2)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!