Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 27-1023 Floral Designers
Design, cut, and arrange live, dried, or artificial flowers and foliage.
Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
OJT: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Confer with clients regarding price and type of arrangement desired and the date, time, and place of delivery. Plan arrangement according to client's requirements, utilizing knowledge of design and properties of materials, or select appropriate standard design pattern. Water plants, and cut, condition, and clean flowers and foliage for storage. Select flora and foliage for arrangements, working with numerous combinations to synthesize and develop new creations. Order and purchase flowers and supplies from wholesalers and growers. Wrap and price completed arrangements. Trim material and arrange bouquets, wreaths, terrariums, and other items using trimmers, shapers, wire, pins, floral tape, foam, and other materials. Perform office and retail service duties such as keeping financial records, serving customers, answering telephones, selling giftware items and receiving payment. Inform customers about the care, maintenance, and handling of various flowers and foliage, indoor plants, and other items. Decorate or supervise the decoration of buildings, halls, churches, or other facilities for parties, weddings and other occasions. Perform general cleaning duties in the store to ensure the shop is clean and tidy. Unpack stock as it comes into the shop. Create and change in-store and window displays, designs, and looks to enhance a shop's image. Conduct classes or demonstrations, or train other workers.
License: License not required.
Outlook: poor
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $8.45   Entry $17,572.00
Mean $11.24   Mean $23,365.00
Experience $12.63 Experience $26,267.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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Occupational Videos
27-1023.00 Floral Designers