Average Embalmer Salary

$40,081
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$1,464
Bonus
$5,000
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The average salary for an Embalmer is $40,081.
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$26k
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$40k
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$57k
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What Do Embalmers Do?

Embalmer Tasks
  • File burial permits and complete all necessary paperwork related to the death process.
  • Properly and safely utilize embalming instruments and machinery in accordance with company guidelines.
  • Prepare and embalm the deceased for interment or cremation in accordance with legal requirements and with utmost respect for the deceased.
  • Organize the transport of the deceased from the place of death to the funeral home and from the funeral home to the cemetery.
  • Assist families in making funeral arrangements and advise them on the financial obstacles they face.

Job Satisfaction for Embalmer

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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Embalmers?

An entry-level Embalmer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $35,610 based on 33 salaries. An early career Embalmer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $37,859 based on 54 salaries. A mid-career Embalmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Embalmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,800 based on 24 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $46,612.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (36.4% less) and Houston, Texas (30.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 168 survey responses.
Entry Level
19.6%
Early Career
32.1%
Mid Career
14.3%
Experienced
14.3%
Late Career
19.6%