Embalmers Salary Information

The salary statistics of embalmers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of embalmers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The embalmers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Embalmers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,970
25th Percentile Wage
$31,150
50th Percentile Wage
$40,150
75th Percentile Wage
$51,410
90th Percentile Wage
$63,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for embalmers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) embalmers is $63,090. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $40,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,970. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 152% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of embalmers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201640,150-0.65%-5.21%
201540,410-3.24%-
201441,7200.31%-
201341,590-1.56%-
201242,240--

Table 2. Embalmers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of embalmers in 1 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2.

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$40,150

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Embalmers by States

From the above tables we note that not only embalmers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of embalmers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $32,070 to $66,770. The highest paying state for embalmers is Connecticut with a median annual salary of $66,770. The lowest paying state is Mississippi with a median annual salary of $32,070. For more salary information of embalmers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Connecticut
$66,770
Minnesota
$55,870
Rhode Island
$54,590
Missouri
$52,370
Washington
$49,170
Maryland
$48,560
Virginia
$48,340
Kansas
$47,310
California
$46,320
Arkansas
$45,890
Utah
$44,300
Oklahoma
$44,050
Ohio
$43,630
Florida
$43,510
Iowa
$43,030
Alabama
$42,700
Texas
$40,080
Colorado
$39,840
South Carolina
$39,640
Nevada
$38,750
Louisiana
$38,130
North Carolina
$36,510
Michigan
$36,300
Kentucky
$35,750
Hawaii
$35,550
Indiana
$35,500
Tennessee
$34,800
Arizona
$34,630
Illinois
$32,790
Georgia
$32,590
Mississippi
$32,070


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