Manager Funeral Home Salary

Funeral Home Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent more than three-fourths of Funeral Home Managers. Salaries average out to around $53K per year and spread from $31K to $77K per year. Job satisfaction for Funeral Home Managers is high. Male Funeral Home Managers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 69 percent of professionals. Some workers in this field — slightly less than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by approximately two in five. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$37,612 - $73,765

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$12.22 - $25.76

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,612 - $73,765  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,161  
Profit Sharing
$1,831 - $4,861  
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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$31,269 - $77,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 119
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,161  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,831 - $4,861  
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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$31,269 - $77,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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

  • 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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $38K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $50K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $55K. Funeral Home Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $59K.

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Experience Affects Manager Funeral Home Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

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 16 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
43%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 29%
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