Average Late-Career Embalmer Salary

$46,452
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$25k
MEDIAN
$46k
90%
$68k

The average salary for an Embalmer is $46,452

Base Salary
$25k - $68k
Bonus
$369 - $2k
Total Pay
$30k - $71k
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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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Gender Breakdown

Male
87.5%
Female
12.5%
This data is based on 16 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

71%

Dental

48%

Vision

43%

None

29%