$39,355
Avg. Salary
$18.50
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,007

Bonus

$2,750

Profit Sharing

$4,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Embalmer is $18.50 per hour.

The average pay for an Embalmer is $39,355 per year.

$13.03
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$18.50
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$26.15
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MEDIAN $18.50
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$39k
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$57k
90%
MEDIAN $39,355
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MEDIAN: $39,355
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$0$58K
Salary $25,268 - $56,811
Bonus $0.00 - $4,085
Profit Sharing $2,750
Commission $4,000
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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$25,971 - $58,888
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 90
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $13.03 - $26.15
Hourly Tips $1.25
Overtime $18.55 - $39.54
Annual Data $0$58K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,085
Commission $4,000
Profit Sharing $2,750
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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$25,971 - $58,888
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 89

Job Description for Embalmer

Embalmers typically work for private funeral homes or companies that handle death preparation services for family members. They need to be licensed by the state they work in. Often, their positions require a bachelor’s degree in a related field.

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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.

Embalmer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Embalmer

Pay by Experience for an Embalmer has a positive trend. An entry-level Embalmer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 60 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Embalmer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Embalmer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 20 salaries. An Embalmer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 24 salaries.

Embalmer Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Embalmer?

Embalmer in Los Angeles:
"Stress levels."
Must be compassionate, artistic, patient and strong minded. Must be able to handle stressful deadlines and remain focused in order to achieve overall goals.

Embalmer in Sacramento:
"Hours worked."
Enjoy meeting people, have compassion for advercity.

Embalmer in Wichita Falls:
"Good working conditions."
Pros: Challenge of the work good repore with management and associates.
Cons: Sometimes not enough work to keep me busy.

Embalmer in Gilmer:
"It Ain't The Movies."
Shadow and listen to everything the licensed person has to tell you. Most are there to help. You can learn something from everyone. Settle for being nothing than the very best.

Key Stats for Embalmer

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
21%

Experience Affects Embalmer Salaries

Experienced
▲28%

Late-Career
▲22%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 28%