A Funeral Director earns an average salary of $44,996 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Oral / Verbal Communication and Embalming. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$30,170 - $69,856
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MEDIAN: $44,996
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$11.68 - $25.57
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MEDIAN: $17.20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,170 - $69,856  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,822  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,939  
Commission
$970 - $9,950  
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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$27,839 - $68,165  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 541
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.68 - $25.57  
   
Overtime
$14.93 - $39.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,822  
   
Commission
$970 - $9,950  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,939  
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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$27,839 - $68,165  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 251

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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

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

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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 84 votes.
036
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Funeral Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Funeral Director Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 16%

Embalming
up arrow 15%

funeral director
up arrow 4%

National Average
$43,000

Embalmer
up arrow 5%

Event Planning
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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