Manager Funeral Home Salary

Funeral Home Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — over three-quarters have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $32K to $78K per year, median earnings come to $54K per year. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly more than a fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by more than two-fifths. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Male Funeral Home Managers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (67 percent) are men. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,128 - $74,699
(Median)
$38K
$54K
$75K
MEDIAN: $54,221
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$12.26 - $29.36
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$12
$15
$29
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,128 - $74,699  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,054  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Commission
$12,000  
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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$31,698 - $78,036  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 110
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $29.36  
   
Overtime
$24.00  
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
$0.00 - $8,054  
   
Commission
$12,000  
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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$31,698 - $78,036  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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.


For many Funeral Home Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $36K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $49K. Funeral Home Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $56K. 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 $60K on average.

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Experience Affects Manager Funeral Home Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$54,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
medical benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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