The average salary for a Funeral Director is $44,494 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Oral / Verbal Communication and Embalming.

$29,889 - $70,260
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MEDIAN: $44,493
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$11.69 - $25.77
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,889 - $70,260  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,734  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,040  
Commission
$970 - $10,365  
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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$27,682 - $68,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 556
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.69 - $25.77  
   
Overtime
$14.87 - $40.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,734  
   
Commission
$970 - $10,365  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,040  
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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$27,682 - $68,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 256
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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 30%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Funeral Director Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 18%

Embalming
up arrow 17%

funeral director
up arrow 6%

National Average
$43,000

Embalmer
up arrow 3%

Event Planning
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

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