Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Director Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors among Massachusetts metropolitan areas 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 Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,920
25th Percentile Wage
$52,100
50th Percentile Wage
$73,840
75th Percentile Wage
$89,800
90th Percentile Wage
$143,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $143,890. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,920.

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
$73,840
4.74% 35.98%
2016
$70,340
17.34% -
2015
$58,140
13.35% -
2014
$50,380
6.13% -
2013
$47,290
0.04% -
2012
$47,270
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors in state of Massachusetts ranges from $35,570 to $79,480. The highest paying area for morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $79,480. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (mean annual salary $75,410). The lowest paying area is Worcester with a median annual salary of $35,570.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$79,480
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$75,410
Framingham
$72,860
Peabody
$56,770
Springfield
$52,820
Worcester
$35,570




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