Funeral Director Salary

The average salary for a Funeral Director is $45,292 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Oral / Verbal Communication and Embalming.

$30,320 - $70,221
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$70K
MEDIAN: $45,292
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$11.79 - $25.47
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MEDIAN: $17.39
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,320 - $70,221  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,193  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,500  
Commission
$964 - $9,977  
Total Pay (?
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$28,394 - $68,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 505
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.79 - $25.47  
   
Overtime
$15.13 - $40.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,193  
   
Commission
$964 - $9,977  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,500  
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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$28,394 - $68,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 237

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Job Description for Funeral Director

A funeral director works with families and friends of the deceased to set up services and to coordinate all arrangements and memorials related to this difficult time. Funeral directors can also work with individuals and families interested in prearranging funeral plans. This area has become more popular in recent years, as concerned individuals choose to take care of their own funerary plans while healthy and in sound mind, so as to lessen the burden on loved ones later on.

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Funeral Director Tasks

  • File burial permits and complete all necessary paperwork related to the death process.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Funeral Director

Pay by Experience for a Funeral Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Funeral Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 347 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Funeral Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 188 salaries. An experienced Funeral Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 180 salaries. A Funeral Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 171 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,716

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Key Stats for Funeral Director

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Funeral Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

Experienced
▲18%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$44,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Funeral Director Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲15%

▲14%

funeral director
▲3%

National Average
$44,000

Embalmer
▼6%

Event Planning
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 33%
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