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Funeral Service Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of funeral service workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of funeral service workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of funeral service workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The funeral service workers 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 Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$63,560
75th Percentile Wage
$45,430
50th Percentile Wage
$29,730
25th Percentile Wage
$21,820
10th Percentile Wage
$18,320

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for funeral service workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) funeral service workers is $63,560. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $29,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,320. 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 246% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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

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

Table 3. Funeral Service Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of funeral service workers in 4 major industry sectors are shown in Table 3. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for funeral service workers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $69,510. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $29,620).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$69,510
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$34,790
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$30,600
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$29,620

Table 4. Salaries of Funeral Service Worker Related Occupations

The average annual salary of funeral service worker related occupations at the national level is given in Table 4. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.

Occupation Median Annual Salary
Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors
$47,250
Embalmers
$41,720
Funeral Attendants
$23,080

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