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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Funeral Service Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,130
25th Percentile Wage
$23,280
50th Percentile Wage
$32,080
75th Percentile Wage
$48,500
90th Percentile Wage
$67,240

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 $67,240. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $32,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,130. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 251% 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 service workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201632,0804.08%7.67%
201530,7703.38%-
201429,7300.94%-
201329,450-0.58%-
201229,620--

Table 2. Funeral Service Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of funeral service workers in 3 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. 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 $71,030. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $31,410).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$71,030
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$31,970
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$31,410

Table 3. 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 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.

Occupation Median Annual Salary
Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors
$50,090
Embalmers
$40,150
Funeral Attendants
$24,830


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