The average pay for a Funeral Director/Embalmer is $41,641 per year.
Funeral Director/Embalmer Total Pay (?
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$26,197 - $62,488
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MEDIAN: $41,640
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Funeral Director/Embalmer Total Pay (?
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$10.35 - $24.10
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$26,197 - $62,488  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,008  
Profit Sharing
$251.68 - $9,436  
Commission
$0.00 - $7,946  
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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$25,032 - $63,183  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 561
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.35 - $24.10  
   
Overtime
$15.02 - $37.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,008  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $7,946  
Profit Sharing
$251.68 - $9,436  
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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$25,032 - $63,183  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 561
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Job Description for Funeral Director/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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Pay by Experience Level for Funeral Director/Embalmer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Funeral Director/Embalmer Salaries

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Experienced
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National Average
$41,000
Entry-Level
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Gender
Female
28%
female alumni
 
Male
72%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
21%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 34%
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