National » Personal Care and Service » Funeral Attendants

Funeral Attendant Salary Information

The salary statistics of funeral attendants are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of funeral attendants within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The funeral attendants 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. Funeral Attendant Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$36,140
75th Percentile Wage
$28,840
50th Percentile Wage
$23,080
25th Percentile Wage
$19,490
10th Percentile Wage
$17,320

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for funeral attendants. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) funeral attendants is $36,140. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $23,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,320. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 108% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $23,080 2.44%
2013 $22,530 -0.35%
2012 $22,610 -0.62%
2011 $22,750 -1.04%
2010 $22,990 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for funeral attendants from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 0.39%. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -0.35%.We also see in both 2011 and 2012 the salaries had negtive growth.

Table 3. Average Salary of Funeral Attendants vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Embalmers
$41,720
Funeral Attendants
$23,080
Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors
$47,250

Table 4. Funeral Attendant Salary by Industry Sector

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

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$23,070

Table 5. Median Annual Wage of Funeral Attendants by States

From the above tables we note that not only funeral attendants 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 funeral attendants in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,110 to $36,300. The highest paying state for funeral attendants is Vermont with a median annual salary of $36,300. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,110. For more salary information of funeral attendants profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Vermont
$36,300
New Hampshire
$34,940
Connecticut
$34,470
Massachusetts
$34,340
Delaware
$32,960
New Jersey
$30,940
Colorado
$29,700
Montana
$28,960
Arizona
$27,650
California
$27,450
Maryland
$26,100
Minnesota
$26,100
Maine
$25,990
New Mexico
$25,710
Wisconsin
$25,350
Wyoming
$24,470
Nebraska
$24,300
Nevada
$24,240
Idaho
$24,080
North Carolina
$23,970
Utah
$23,940
Illinois
$23,750
New York
$23,530
Washington
$23,400
Georgia
$23,390
Michigan
$23,380
Oregon
$23,200
Alabama
$23,120
Pennsylvania
$22,990
Oklahoma
$22,720
Indiana
$22,580
Louisiana
$22,400
Mississippi
$22,310
Hawaii
$22,230
Virginia
$22,210
Kansas
$22,080
Florida
$22,070
Texas
$22,070
Tennessee
$21,940
Iowa
$21,840
South Dakota
$21,600
South Carolina
$21,490
Missouri
$20,820
Ohio
$20,440
North Dakota
$19,600
West Virginia
$19,330
Kentucky
$19,090
Arkansas
$18,900
Puerto Rico
$18,110