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Mortician Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Mortician is $37,067 per year.
Mortician Salary (?
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$22,753 - $58,723
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $37,066
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Mortician Salary (?
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$11.34 - $30.04
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$22,753 - $58,723  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,907  
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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$24,050 - $62,249  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 102
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.34 - $30.04  
   
Overtime
$12.48 - $38.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,907  
   
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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$24,050 - $62,249  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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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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Experience Affects Mortician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%
Experienced
up arrow 13%
National Average
$40,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
45%
female alumni
 
Male
55%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 27%