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Plant growers and retailers reported total annual sales of nearly $4 billion, and total employment of 38,657 fulltime and part-time or seasonal jobs. The average number of employees per firm was 18.4, the average annual sales per firm was $1.83 million, and the average annual sales per employee was $102,355.

Alan W. Hodges and Hayk Khachatryan

Hodges, A.W., Khachatryan, H., Hall, C.R., and Palma, M.A. (2014). Production and marketing practices and trade flows in the United States Green Industry, 2013. Southern Cooperative Series Bulletin.

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