Manager Funeral Home Salary

Funeral Home Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — around four-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $31K to $79K per year, median earnings come to $54K annually. Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and over a third claim dental coverage as well. Most Funeral Home Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,201 - $75,308
(Median)
$37K
$54K
$75K
MEDIAN: $53,613
10%
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
$37,201 - $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: 2 Jul 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 (?
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$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: 2 Jul 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $38K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $50K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $55K in this role. 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 11%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

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: 70% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 29%
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