Manager Funeral Home Salary

Roughly four in five of Funeral Home Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $31K to $79K per year, but median earnings come to around $53K annually. Funeral Home Managers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 68 percent. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than a third — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and over a third have dental insurance. Most Funeral Home Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$36,428 - $75,308
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$75K
MEDIAN: $53,355
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50%
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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,428 - $75,308  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,113  
Profit Sharing
$1,900 - $5,000  
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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$31,155 - $78,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 124
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,113  
   
Commission
$500 - $7,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,900 - $5,000  
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).
)
$31,155 - $78,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $38K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $50K. On average, Funeral Home Managers make $55K following one to two decades on the job. Funeral Home Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $59K on average.

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Experience Affects Manager Funeral Home Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

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