Manager Funeral Home Salary
With somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths 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 $56K annually and can range from $36K on the lower end to $84K per year near the higher end. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Funeral Home Managers who answered the questionnnaire. While some workers in this profession — about a third — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and close to one-half have dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Manager Funeral Home
Funeral home managers oversee all operations of a funeral home and its employees, including hearse drivers, morticians, and customer service agents. In smaller funeral homes, the manager may perform some of these duties personally.Read More...
Services for the deceased are carried out at a funeral home, and then a procession is made to the place of burial. The manager will often be present at these events to ensure that the service progresses according to a schedule and the surroundings are arranged in an aesthetic manner. Compassion and interpersonal skills are very important in this position in order to console grieving families and help them through the process. It is also important to ensure that staff members are carrying out their duties in a professional and caring manner at all times. They also work with outside vendors who will provide supplies such as caskets, tombstones and flowers, so bargaining skills are beneficial in order to make the best deals.
Funeral home managers may also have administrative duties, such as payroll, answering the telephone, maintaining finance logs, and keeping records, and a state funeral license and managerial experience are usually required. A degree in mortuary science may also be required.
Manager Funeral Home Tasks
- 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.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Funeral Home Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $46K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $50K. For Funeral Home Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $62K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $68K.
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