Funeral Director/Embalmer Salary

The average pay for a Funeral Director/Embalmer is $41,841 per year.

$25,947 - $62,952

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$11.89 - $25.14

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$25,947 - $62,952  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,054  
Profit Sharing
$618 - $9,696  
Commission
$200.00 - $10,475  
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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$25,903 - $63,391  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 390
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.89 - $25.14  
   
Overtime
$17.25 - $39.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,054  
   
Commission
$200.00 - $10,475  
Profit Sharing
$618 - $9,696  
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).
)
$25,903 - $63,391  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 201
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Job Description for Funeral Director/Embalmer

Generally, a funeral director/embalmer carries out funeral arrangements and embalms the deceased. The director will work with families and help them choose plans involving things such as cremation or burial services, memorial services, decorations, and caskets. It is essential to be both caring and highly professional, as customers are always going through a difficult time.

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Funeral Director/Embalmer Tasks

  • 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 Funeral Director/Embalmer

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Experience Affects Funeral Director/Embalmer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 35%
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