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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Funeral Attendant Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,340
25th Percentile Wage
$20,740
50th Percentile Wage
$25,050
75th Percentile Wage
$30,960
90th Percentile Wage
$39,270

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 $39,270. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $25,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,340. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 114% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of funeral attendants from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$25,050
0.88% 9.74%
2016
$24,830
4.27% -
2015
$23,770
2.90% -
2014
$23,080
2.38% -
2013
$22,530
-0.36% -
2012
$22,610
- -

Table 2. Funeral Attendant Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of funeral attendants in 2 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2.

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$25,050
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$24,560

Table 3. 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 $19,090 to $44,290. The highest paying state for funeral attendants is New Hampshire with a median annual salary of $44,290. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,090. For more salary information of funeral attendants profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New Hampshire
$44,290
New Jersey
$35,420
Connecticut
$34,710
Nevada
$33,900
Idaho
$33,840
Delaware
$30,680
Massachusetts
$30,480
California
$29,940
Minnesota
$29,900
Montana
$29,810
Washington
$29,730
Vermont
$29,220
Oregon
$29,100
Alaska
$28,890
Maryland
$28,870
Colorado
$28,620
New Mexico
$28,620
North Dakota
$28,070
New York
$27,890
Nebraska
$27,390
Tennessee
$27,300
Wyoming
$27,270
Utah
$27,130
Wisconsin
$26,700
Rhode Island
$26,620
North Carolina
$25,830
Mississippi
$25,590
Virginia
$25,560
Arizona
$25,520
Michigan
$25,330
Iowa
$25,030
Ohio
$24,680
Missouri
$24,320
Texas
$24,090
South Dakota
$23,940
Illinois
$23,740
Pennsylvania
$23,720
Florida
$23,200
Kansas
$22,990
Kentucky
$22,780
Georgia
$22,270
Oklahoma
$22,250
Hawaii
$22,230
West Virginia
$22,020
Indiana
$22,000
Louisiana
$21,960
South Carolina
$21,530
Maine
$21,000
Arkansas
$20,330
Alabama
$19,790
Puerto Rico
$19,090



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