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Manager Funeral Home Salary

With around four-fifths of Funeral Home Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Funeral Home Managers is $53K annually and can range from $31K on the lower end to $76K per year near the higher end. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and over a third receive dental plans. Work is enjoyable for Funeral Home Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the majority of Funeral Home Managers (68 percent) survey respondents. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,579 - $73,097
(Median)
$35K
$53K
$73K
MEDIAN: $52,940
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90%

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$12.22 - $25.76
(Median)
$12
$15
$26
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,579 - $73,097  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,744  
Profit Sharing
$1,831 - $5,042  
Commission
$500 - $7,500  
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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$30,958 - $75,940  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.22 - $25.76  
   
Overtime
$12.14 - $27.47  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,744  
   
Commission
$500 - $7,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,831 - $5,042  
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).
)
$30,958 - $75,940  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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Job Description for Manager Funeral Home

  • Manage funeral home administration and personnel.
  • Work with the family of the deceased to plan obituary notices, funeral logistics, and religious services.
  • Advise families on available funeral home services and products.
  • Oversee the transport, preparation for burial, and embalming of the bodies of deceased people.
  • Coordinate funeral service, making plans for clergy to officiate and notifying the cemetery of planned services.

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Pay by Experience Level for Manager Funeral Home

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


Funeral Home Managers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $35K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $50K. For Funeral Home Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $54K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $58K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Manager Funeral Home Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 34%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 28%
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