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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Funeral Attendant Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,100
25th Percentile Wage
$20,460
50th Percentile Wage
$24,830
75th Percentile Wage
$31,360
90th Percentile Wage
$39,720

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 $39,720. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $24,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,100. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 119% 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 funeral attendants from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201624,8304.27%8.94%
201523,7702.90%-
201423,0802.38%-
201322,530-0.36%-
201222,610--

Table 2. Funeral Attendant Salary by Industry Sector

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

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$24,820

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 $18,360 to $39,540. The highest paying state for funeral attendants is Connecticut with a median annual salary of $39,540. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,360. For more salary information of funeral attendants profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Connecticut
$39,540
New Hampshire
$38,950
Massachusetts
$36,970
New Jersey
$36,150
Nevada
$34,310
Vermont
$33,320
California
$31,170
Idaho
$30,980
Minnesota
$29,620
Maryland
$28,930
Delaware
$28,910
Montana
$28,650
New Mexico
$28,620
Colorado
$28,250
Wisconsin
$27,430
North Dakota
$27,390
North Carolina
$26,870
Nebraska
$26,700
Washington
$26,640
Arizona
$26,580
Utah
$26,080
Virginia
$26,040
New York
$25,980
Oregon
$25,300
Florida
$24,870
Michigan
$24,710
Iowa
$24,680
Tennessee
$24,560
Pennsylvania
$24,320
Indiana
$24,220
Missouri
$23,670
Mississippi
$23,620
Georgia
$23,380
Louisiana
$23,320
Ohio
$23,170
Maine
$23,140
Illinois
$22,800
Texas
$22,600
South Dakota
$22,400
Hawaii
$22,230
Kansas
$21,920
South Carolina
$21,770
West Virginia
$21,550
Oklahoma
$21,540
Kentucky
$19,790
Alabama
$19,260
Arkansas
$19,230
Puerto Rico
$18,360


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