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Funeral Service Manager Salary Information

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$137,410
75th Percentile Wage
$93,790
50th Percentile Wage
$68,870
25th Percentile Wage
$52,540
10th Percentile Wage
$38,850

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for funeral service managers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) funeral service managers is $137,410. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $68,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,850. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 253% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Average Salary of Funeral Service Managers vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Funeral Service Managers
$68,870
Gaming Managers
$67,310
Lodging Managers
$47,680
Medical and Health Services Managers
$92,810
Natural Sciences Managers
$120,050
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$65,800
Property, Real Estate Managers
$54,270

Table 3. Funeral Service Manager Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of funeral service managers in 1 major industry sectors are shown in Table 3.

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$68,820

Table 4. Median Annual Wage of Funeral Service Managers by States

From the above tables we note that not only funeral service managers 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 service managers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $40,010 to $101,930. The highest paying state for funeral service managers is Tennessee with a median annual salary of $101,930. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $40,010. For more salary information of funeral service managers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Tennessee
$101,930
New York
$99,320
North Carolina
$91,480
South Dakota
$89,810
Ohio
$83,970
Minnesota
$83,360
New Jersey
$83,160
Pennsylvania
$82,920
Virginia
$78,760
Wisconsin
$78,290
Massachusetts
$77,600
Maryland
$72,960
North Dakota
$72,780
Nevada
$72,290
Michigan
$70,640
Colorado
$70,190
Florida
$69,970
Connecticut
$69,870
Arizona
$69,850
Idaho
$68,520
Illinois
$68,050
Washington
$65,830
Texas
$64,410
South Carolina
$63,770
Kentucky
$63,290
Indiana
$63,280
Mississippi
$62,560
Rhode Island
$62,530
Utah
$61,900
Hawaii
$61,760
California
$61,610
Missouri
$61,380
Iowa
$60,780
Maine
$60,690
Oklahoma
$58,900
New Mexico
$57,540
West Virginia
$57,280
Oregon
$56,050
Georgia
$54,770
Alabama
$54,000
Louisiana
$51,340
Arkansas
$48,540
Puerto Rico
$40,010