Floriculturist

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A floriculturist cultivates flowering and ornamental plants for gardens and for the floral industry. The development, via plant breeding of new varieties, is a major occupation of floriculturists.

TRAINING/EDUCATION NEEDED

The minimum education requirement is a high school diploma. Some employers may prefer a certificate or Associate's degree.

WHERE TO STUDY

For 2- and 4-year college and university programs across the country, visit our Where to Study page.

SALARY EXPECTATIONS

In September 2019, the median yearly salary for a floriculturist was $71,908, according to SimplyHired.com. For more information, visit Study.com's Floriculturist Profile.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS

VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS

Learn about floriculture opportunities from the American Floral Endowment.