Average Embalmer Hourly Pay

$19.65
Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
10%
$12.48
MEDIAN
$19.65
90%
$27.34

The average hourly pay for an Embalmer is $19.65

Hourly Rate
$12 - $27
Bonus
$135 - $4k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $4k
Total Pay
$26k - $60k
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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.
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Job Satisfaction for Embalmer

3.6 out of 5
(23)
Highly Satisfied
7Reviews
Based on 23 responses, the job of Embalmer has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.57 out of 5. On average, Embalmers are highly satisfied with their job.

Gender Breakdown

Male
65.3%
Female
34.7%
This data is based on 49 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

63%

Dental

57%

Vision

49%

None

34%