Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Funeral Director is $49,832
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Funeral Directors?
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 $39,667 based on 27 salaries. An early career Funeral Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,136 based on 291 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Funeral Directors Do?
A funeral director works with families and friends of the deceased to set up services and to coordinate all arrangements and memorials related to this difficult time. Funeral directors can also work with individuals and families interested in prearranging funeral plans. This area has become more popular in recent years, as concerned individuals choose to take care of their own funerary plans while healthy and in sound mind, so as to lessen the burden on loved ones later on.
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- 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.