Funeral Director Salary

The average salary for a Funeral Director is $43,753 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Oral / Verbal Communication and Embalming.

$28,279 - $67,156
(Median)
$28K
$44K
$67K
MEDIAN: $43,753
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$11.04 - $25.35
(Median)
$11
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$28,279 - $67,156  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,036  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,696  
Commission
$507 - $10,850  
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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$25,855 - $65,647  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 619
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.04 - $25.35  
   
Overtime
$15.44 - $40.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,036  
   
Commission
$507 - $10,850  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $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).
)
$25,855 - $65,647  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 291
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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

  • Assist families in making funeral arrangements and advise them on the financial obstacles they face.
  • Organize the transport of the deceased from the place of death to the funeral home and from the funeral home to the cemetery.
  • File burial permits and complete all necessary paperwork related to the death process.

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Pay by Experience Level for Funeral Director

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Experience Affects Funeral Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Funeral Director Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 19%

Embalming
up arrow 14%

funeral director
up arrow 6%

National Average
$42,000

Embalmer
up arrow 2%

Event Planning
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 123 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 35%
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