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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,460
25th Percentile Wage
$46,530
50th Percentile Wage
$70,340
75th Percentile Wage
$89,230
90th Percentile Wage
$135,840

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 $135,840. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $70,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,460.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.57
25th Percentile Wage
$22.37
50th Percentile Wage
$33.82
75th Percentile Wage
$42.90
90th Percentile Wage
$65.31

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $65.31. The median hourly salary is $33.82. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.57.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201670,34017.34%32.80%
201558,14013.35%-
201450,3806.13%-
201347,2900.04%-
201247,270--

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 $51,870 to $78,290. The highest paying area for morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $78,290. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (mean annual salary $74,240). The lowest paying area is Springfield with a median annual salary of $51,870.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$78,290
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$74,240
Springfield
$51,870


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