Embalmer Salary (United States)

An Embalmer earns an average salary of $39,943 per year.
Embalmer Total Pay (?
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$23,197 - $51,259
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MEDIAN: $39,943
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Embalmer Total Pay (?
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$9.95 - $24.24
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,197 - $51,259  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
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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$21,041 - $53,729  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 131
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.95 - $24.24  
   
Overtime
$5.36 - $39.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
   
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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$21,041 - $53,729  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 131
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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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Experience Affects Embalmer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%
Experienced
up arrow 3%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$39,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
28%
female alumni
 
Male
72%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 35%
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