Average Entry-Level Embalmer Salary

$35,610
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$25k
MEDIAN
$36k
90%
$46k

The average salary for an Embalmer is $35,610

Base Salary
$25k - $46k
Bonus
$884 - $3k
Total Pay
$23k - $47k
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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

Female
83.3%
Male
16.7%
This data is based on 12 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

53%

Dental

47%

Vision

37%

None

42%