Morticians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $48K per year. A fair number enjoy medical while a little more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one-fifth. For the most part, Morticians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Morticians making up 55 percent of survey respondents. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,320 - $73,189
(Median)
$29K
$48K
$73K
MEDIAN: $47,594
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$9.67 - $35.48
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$16
$35
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,320 - $73,189  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
Profit Sharing
$4,717  
Commission
$5,500  
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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$25,013 - $74,060  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.67 - $35.48  
   
Overtime
$0.75 - $32.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
   
Commission
$5,500  
Profit Sharing
$4,717  
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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$25,013 - $74,060  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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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.


Morticians with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $42K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $40K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Morticians make a median salary of $53K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $56K.

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Experience Affects Mortician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 20%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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