Florists sell flowers and related products in a wholesale or retail business, and design and make up floral bouquets, wreaths, tributes and other floral arrangements for sale to the public.


  • Sells flowers, plants, foliage etc. to the public and performs retail duties such as keeping accounts.
  • Decorates buildings, halls, churches or other facilities for parties, weddings, etc..
  • Confers with and advises customers regarding their design requirements and arranges for the delivery of floral arrangements as requested by the customer.
  • Designs and makes up wreaths, bouquets, posies, corsages, headdresses and button holes using appropriate flowers, foliage, frame and trimmings.
  • Displays and cares for flowers, plants and ready-made floral arrangements in selling premises.
  • Orders and purchases fresh flowers, foliage and other floristry items such as ribbons, wire, cards, artificial flowers etc. from wholesalers or growers.

Typical Education Level

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 21% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for florist is £26,806

225 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 225. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for florist roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £26,806 per year. That is about £2,234 per month or £13.75 per hour. New workers generally start on £12,177, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £40,924

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 225 people are employed in the region.

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