- 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, 27% 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 £13,163
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 227. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for florist roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £13,163 per year. That is about £1,097 per month or £6.75 per hour. New workers generally start on £14,331, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £26,874
Is it growing or declining?
This career has grown over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 227 people are employed in the region.