Floral Designers


Design, cut, and arrange live, dried, or artificial flowers and foliage.


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Retail Stores, Nec
  2. Grocery Stores

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 1,840 9.39 6.96 10.61 19,540 14,490 22,060
Joplin MSA 60 7.28 6.16 7.84 15,140 12,810 16,300
Columbia MSA 30 9.29 8.04 9.92 19,330 16,720 20,630
St Joseph MSA 40 8.58 7.35 9.20 17,850 15,280 19,130
Springfield MSA 210 9.28 7.55 10.15 19,310 15,710 21,110
St Louis MSA 880 9.77 6.76 11.28 20,330 14,070 23,460
Kansas City* 350 9.25 7.34 10.20 19,240 15,277 21,221
Central Region* 140 8.97 7.30 9.80 18,653 15,193 20,384
Northwest Region* 70 8.44 7.37 8.97 17,547 15,331 18,656
Ozark Region* 250 9.20 7.57 10.01 19,132 15,738 20,829
South Central Region* 120 13.40 11.65 14.28 27,880 24,224 29,708
Southeast Region* 40 7.02 6.02 7.51 14,593 12,520 15,629
Southwest Region* 170 6.91 6.26 7.24 14,380 13,015 15,062
St. Charles* 60 9.23 7.10 10.30 19,197 14,763 21,414
St. Louis City* 130 10.18 6.00 12.28 21,180 12,470 25,535
St. Louis County* 380 9.97 7.45 11.23 20,743 15,503 23,362
West Central Region* 40 11.34 7.64 13.19 23,580 15,886 27,428
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 60 9.37 8.44 9.84 19,494 17,549 20,466

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 2,480 2,650 170 6.85 42 Great
Kansas City MSA 890 950 60 6.74 15 Good
St Louis MSA 1,180 1,230 50 4.24 16 Good
Central Region* 240 270 30 12.50 6 Good
Northwest Region* 120 120 .00 1 Caution
Ozark Region* 300 330 30 10.00 6 Good
Southwest Region* 140 150 10 7.14 2 Good
West Central Region* 110 110 .00 1 Caution

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This Occupation generally requires Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months)
or training in one of the following
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management (NEW)