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Manager Funeral Home Salary

Nearly four-fifths of Funeral Home Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $31K to $77K per year, and the average comes out to $53K annually. Funeral Home Managers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 68 percent. Some workers in this field — just under a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by over a third. The majority of Funeral Home Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$34,683 - $74,085
(Median)
$35K
$53K
$74K
MEDIAN: $53,062
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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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,683 - $74,085  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
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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$30,980 - $76,773  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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 - $9,696  
   
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).
)
$30,980 - $76,773  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $35K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $50K. Funeral Home Managers bring in $54K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $59K.

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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
44%
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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