Manager Funeral Home Salary

The majority of Funeral Home Managers in the United States — close to four-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $31K to $76K per year, and the median is $53K annually. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Funeral Home Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 67 percent to be exact. Although more than half have medical coverage and over a third have dental coverage, just under a third claim no health benefits at all. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,276 - $72,989
(Median)
$33K
$53K
$73K
MEDIAN: $52,661
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90%

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$12.22 - $25.76
(Median)
$12
$15
$26
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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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
$33,276 - $72,989  
   
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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$30,795 - $75,848  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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.
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$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).
)
$30,795 - $75,848  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $32K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $50K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $53K in this role. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $59K, 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 12%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 39%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 29%