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.

$39,148 - $83,850
$39K
$56K
$84K
MEDIAN: $55,593
10%
50%
90%

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$14.09 - $17.91
$15
MEDIAN: $15.17
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,148 - $83,850  
   
Bonus
$817 - $10,067  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Commission
$3,000  
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).
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$36,000 - $83,553  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.17  
   
Overtime
$26.62  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$817 - $10,067  
   
Commission
$3,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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).
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$36,000 - $83,553  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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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.

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Manager Funeral Home Tasks

  • 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.
  • Advise families on available funeral home services and products.
  • Manage funeral home administration and personnel.
  • Work with the family of the deceased to plan obituary notices, funeral logistics, and religious 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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Key Stats for Manager Funeral Home

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
45%
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Experience Affects Manager Funeral Home Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

Experienced
▲10%

National Average
$56,000

Mid-Career
▼11%

Entry-Level
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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