The salary statistics of morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$29,260|
|25th Percentile Wage||$38,130|
|50th Percentile Wage||$51,850|
|75th Percentile Wage||$68,670|
|90th Percentile Wage||$85,060|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors is $85,060. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,260. 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 190% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors in 4 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 morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $72,180. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $51,510).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
From the above tables we note that not only morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors 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 morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $31,440 to $73,840. The highest paying state for morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors is Massachusetts with a median annual salary of $73,840. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $31,440. For more salary information of morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
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|New York|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|North Dakota|| |
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|New Hampshire|| |
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|West Virginia|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |