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Mortician Salary

Earnings for Morticians in the United States come in at around $39K per year on average. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the majority of Morticians (64 percent) survey respondents. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a third lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and more than a third receive dental plans. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$23,671 - $58,750
(Median)
$24K
$39K
$59K
MEDIAN: $39,011
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$12.82 - $29.87
(Median)
$13
$20
$30
MEDIAN: $20
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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$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,671 - $58,750  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,878  
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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$24,559 - $62,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $29.87  
   
Overtime
$19.23 - $38.94  
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.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,878  
   
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).
)
$24,559 - $62,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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Job Description for Mortician

Morticians prepare bodies for cremation or burial. They are usually formally trained at a mortuary college or via an apprenticeship. When morticians gains possession of a body, they begin the ceremonial rites. They first disinfect the body with a germicide. They then drain all the blood from the blood vessels of the deceased. Morticians then fill the blood vessels with embalming fluid and dyes to preserve the condition of the body, delay any decay or infection and to help the body to look healthy for a funeral service or viewing. Morticians also position the body in the casket to help it look more presentable.

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Mortician Tasks

  • Provide comfort to the deceased's families.
  • Remove, embalm, cremate, and direct funeral services for the deceased.

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Pay by Experience Level for Mortician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Morticians, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $35K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $44K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $48K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $49K.

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Experience Affects Mortician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 30%
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