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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Embalmers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
10th Percentile Wage

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 $60,430. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $41,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,080. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 150% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $41,720 0.31%
2013 $41,590 -1.54%
2012 $42,240 -3.56%
2011 $43,800 0.74%
2010 $43,480 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for embalmers from 2010 to 2014. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -1.54%.We also see the year 2011 had a positive salary growth of 0.74% while year 2012 had a negtive one (-3.56%).

Table 3. Average Salary of Embalmers vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Funeral Attendants
Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors

Table 4. Embalmers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of embalmers in 1 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4.

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

Table 5. 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 $24,040 to $66,920. The highest paying state for embalmers is Connecticut with a median annual salary of $66,920. The lowest paying state is Colorado with a median annual salary of $24,040. For more salary information of embalmers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Rhode Island
North Carolina
South Carolina