Funeral Director/Embalmer Salary

The average pay for a Funeral Director/Embalmer is $41,755 per year.

$26,357 - $63,060
(Median)
$26K
$42K
$63K
MEDIAN: $41,754
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$11.68 - $24.94
(Median)
$12
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$26,357 - $63,060  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,075  
Profit Sharing
$613 - $9,787  
Commission
$-0.49 - $12,556  
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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$25,805 - $63,075  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 396
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.68 - $24.94  
   
Overtime
$15.52 - $38.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,075  
   
Commission
$-0.49 - $12,556  
Profit Sharing
$613 - $9,787  
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).
)
$25,805 - $63,075  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 203
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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

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

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Experience Affects Funeral Director/Embalmer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 35%
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