The average salary for a Mortician is $38,733 per year.
Mortician Total Pay (?
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$23,018 - $56,904
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MEDIAN: $38,733
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Mortician Total Pay (?
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$10.30 - $29.93
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,018 - $56,904  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,250  
Profit Sharing
$206.85 - $2,650  
Commission
$550 - $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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$23,764 - $61,289  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 185
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $29.93  
   
Overtime
$12.54 - $38.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,250  
   
Commission
$550 - $5,500  
Profit Sharing
$206.85 - $2,650  
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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$23,764 - $61,289  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 185
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Mortician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Mortician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%
Experienced
up arrow 19%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$40,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%
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Gender
Female
51%
female alumni
 
Male
49%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
15%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 30%
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