Embalmer Salary

Embalmers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $41K annually. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, close to a fifth claim no health benefits at all. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Embalmers making up 55 percent of survey respondents. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$24,497 - $58,457
$24K
$41K
$58K
MEDIAN: $40,563
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$12.91 - $25.57
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MEDIAN: $17.77
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$0$58K
Salary $24,497 - $58,457
Bonus $0.00 - $4,085
Total Pay (?
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$25,752 - $58,796
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 52
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $12.91 - $25.57
Hourly Tips $3.13
Overtime $23.27 - $38.08
Annual Data $0$58K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,085
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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$25,752 - $58,796
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 48

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Job Description for Embalmer

Embalmers typically work for private funeral homes or companies that handle death preparation services for family members. They need to be licensed by the state they work in. Often, their positions require a bachelor’s degree in a related field.

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Embalmer Tasks

  • 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.
  • Prepare and embalm the deceased for interment or cremation in accordance with legal requirements and with utmost respect for the deceased.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Embalmer

Pay by Experience for an Embalmer has a positive trend. An entry-level Embalmer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 60 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Embalmer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Embalmer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 20 salaries. An Embalmer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 24 salaries.

Embalmer Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Embalmer?

Embalmer in Los Angeles:
"Stress levels."
Must be compassionate, artistic, patient and strong minded. Must be able to handle stressful deadlines and remain focused in order to achieve overall goals.

Embalmer in Sacramento:
"Hours worked."
Enjoy meeting people, have compassion for advercity.

Embalmer in Wichita Falls:
"Good working conditions."
Pros: Challenge of the work good repore with management and associates.
Cons: Sometimes not enough work to keep me busy.

Embalmer in Gilmer:
"It Ain't The Movies."
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.

Key Stats for Embalmer

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Embalmer Salaries

Experienced
▲28%

Late-Career
▲21%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 21%
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