Average Funeral Director Salary

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The average salary for a Funeral Director is $47,331.
MEDIAN $47,331
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$32k - $72k
$209 - $6k
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$489 - $10k
$710 - $12k
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$30k - $69k

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Job Description for Funeral Director

Funeral Director Tasks
  • File burial permits and complete all necessary paperwork related to the death process.
  • 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.
The top respondents for the job title Funeral Director are from the companies Service Corporation International, SCI Group and Carriage Services, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Dignity Inc. where the average pay is $75,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include SCI Group and Carriage Services, Inc., earning around $53,000 and $53,000, respectively. Stonemor Partners LLC pays the lowest at around $37,500. SCI Group Inc and Service Corporation International also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $42,500 and $49,083, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Funeral Director

An entry-level Funeral Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $37,009 based on 223 salaries. An early career Funeral Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40,117 based on 540 salaries. A mid-career Funeral Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,271 based on 323 salaries. An experienced Funeral Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,815 based on 351 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $58,575.
Employees with Funeral Director in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 14.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (13.0% more) and Los Angeles, California (0.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (17.8% less), Denver, Colorado (15.5% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (7.1% less).

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