An Embalmer earns an average salary of $39,631 per year.
Embalmer Total Pay (?
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$20,545 - $51,050
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MEDIAN: $39,631
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Embalmer Total Pay (?
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$9.86 - $22.17
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,545 - $51,050  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,667  
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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$20,577 - $52,288  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 133
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $22.17  
   
Overtime
$5.45 - $30.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,667  
   
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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$20,577 - $52,288  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 133
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Embalmer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Embalmer Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$39,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
33%
female alumni
 
Male
67%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
15%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 35%
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