Mortician Salary

Morticians in the United States pull down an average of $44K annually. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, close to one-fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by just over two-fifths. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Morticians who responded to the questionnaire — 67 percent to be exact. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$25,456 - $64,985
(Median)
$25K
$44K
$65K
MEDIAN: $43,812
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$10.77 - $29.52
(Median)
$11
$20
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$25,456 - $64,985  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,027  
Profit Sharing
$13.70  
Commission
$3,250  
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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$25,619 - $63,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.77 - $29.52  
   
Overtime
$12.79 - $36.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,027  
   
Commission
$3,250  
Profit Sharing
$13.70  
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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$25,619 - $63,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $36K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $45K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $53K in this role. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Morticians report making only $52K on average.

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Experience Affects Mortician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
medical benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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