Job Opportunity: Florist Delivery Drivers
Delivery truck drivers will be required to deliver floral arrangements in a timely manner depending on the location (around the Dallas, TX area). They will also be responsible for set-up and take-down at various events when necessary.
The annual salary is approximately $20,00 for floral delivery drivers in Texas (may vary depending on amount of hours worked as well as tips). The delivery drivers will be paid $14-$16 an hour. Additionally, an extra pay rate of $30 per hour applies when working late night shifts (take-down at events).
In order to beome a delivery driver, one must have completed high school, and have passed the Texas state driving test. It will also be beneficial to have at least one to two years of experience in the floral industry.
In order to be successful, one must have a valid driver's license as well as a pristine driving record. You will also need to be familiar and able to drive a box/van car (typically used for floral delivery) in order to deliver the arrangements. Also, being in great physical condition is imperative considering you will be lifting and loading heavy floral arrangements. Most importantly, you will need to have effective communication skills with both your co-workers as well as the costumers and be able to keep up with a fast paced work environment.
Some common tools you will be expected to use the job include a GPS and floral stabilizers (keeps the arrangement in place during travel).
The average amount of hours spent working is approximately 40 hours a week but may include over-time hours for various events. Additionally, the hours may increase during the holidays in response to high demand.