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Embalmer Salary (United States)

An Embalmer earns an average salary of $40,016 per year.
Embalmer Salary (?
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$25,266 - $51,563
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MEDIAN: $40,015
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Embalmer Salary (?
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$9.80 - $24.42
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$25,266 - $51,563  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,308  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,216 - $54,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.80 - $24.42  
   
Overtime
$5.22 - $39.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,308  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,216 - $54,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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Job Description for Embalmer

  • Organize the transport of the deceased from the place of death to the funeral home and from the funeral home to the cemetery.
  • Assist families in making funeral arrangements and advise them on the financial obstacles they face.
  • Prepare and embalm the deceased for interment or cremation in accordance with legal requirements and with utmost respect for the deceased.
  • File burial permits and complete all necessary paperwork related to the death process.
  • Properly and safely utilize embalming instruments and machinery in accordance with company guidelines.

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Pay by Experience Level for Embalmer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Embalmer Advice

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Shadow and listen to everything the licensed person has to tell you. Most are there to help. You can learn something from everyone. Settle for being nothing than the very best.
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Experience Affects Embalmer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%
Experienced
up arrow 4%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$39,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
29%
female alumni
 
Male
71%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 36%