Florists rate their happiness above average.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, florists rate their career happiness 3.5 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 30% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy florists are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Tour guide
3.6
$24k
American sign language interpreter
3.6
$49k
Wedding planner
3.6
$49k
Cake designer
3.6
$22k
Museum conservator
3.5
$48k
Florist
3.5
$30k
Piano tuner
3.5
$37k
Recreation worker
3.4
$30k
Costume attendant
3.4
$48k
Jeweler
3.4
$47k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are florists happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do florists find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as florists?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are florist’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are florists making the best use of their abilities?

Are florists happy with their salary?

Florists rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.6/5. Florists tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

We asked florists how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

2.6 out of 5 stars

575 florists

5 Star
7%

7% of florists rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
14%

14% of florists rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
30%

30% of florists rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
29%

29% of florists rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
20%

20% of florists rated their compensation 1 stars

Do florists find their jobs meaningful?

On average, florists rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.9/5. While most florists aren’t very fulfilled by their work, some people may still manage to find meaning in it.

We asked florists how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

2.9 out of 5 stars

584 florists

5 Star
14%

14% of florists rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
16%

16% of florists rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
31%

31% of florists rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
22%

22% of florists rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
16%

16% of florists rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as florists?

Florists rated their personality fit with their work an average of 4.0/5. The majority of florists find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked florists how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

4.0 out of 5 stars

618 florists

5 Star
37%

37% of florists rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
37%

37% of florists rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
18%

18% of florists rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
5%

5% of florists rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
3%

3% of florists rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a florist’s work environment?

As a whole, florists rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.7/5. A solid majority of florists enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a florist.

We asked florists how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.7 out of 5 stars

621 florists

5 Star
28%

28% of florists rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
35%

35% of florists rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of florists rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
10%

10% of florists rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
4%

4% of florists rated their work environment 1 stars

Are florists making the best use of their abilities?

Former florists on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.1/5. Most florists are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

We asked florists how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.1 out of 5 stars

626 florists

5 Star
18%

18% of florists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
22%

22% of florists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
27%

27% of florists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
23%

23% of florists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
10%

10% of florists rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars