Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Director Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors among Iowa cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,710
25th Percentile Wage
$47,040
50th Percentile Wage
$58,760
75th Percentile Wage
$78,260
90th Percentile Wage
$112,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $112,100. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,710.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$58,760
3.76% 19.74%
2016
$56,550
-7.00% -
2015
$60,510
6.07% -
2014
$56,840
16.19% -
2013
$47,640
1.01% -
2012
$47,160
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors in state of Iowa ranges from $40,010 to $113,350. The highest paying area for morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors in Iowa is Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $113,350. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $72,260). The lowest paying area is Iowa City with a median annual salary of $40,010.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$113,350
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$72,260
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$62,110
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$55,410
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$49,840
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$49,540
Cedar Rapids
$49,070
Iowa City
$40,010




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