Funeral Director Salary

The average salary for a Funeral Director is $45,292 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Oral / Verbal Communication and Embalming.

$30,559 - $70,826
$31K
$46K
$71K
MEDIAN: $45,811
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50%
90%

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$11.94 - $25.66
$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $17.37
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$0$70K
Salary $30,559 - $70,826
Bonus $0.00 - $6,031
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,933
Commission $496.65 - $9,875
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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$28,270 - $68,125
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 475
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $11.94 - $25.66
Overtime $16.35 - $38.44
Annual Data $0$68K
Bonus $0.00 - $6,031
Commission $496.65 - $9,875
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,933
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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$28,270 - $68,125
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 277

Job Description for Funeral Director

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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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.

Funeral Director Job Listings

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Pay by Experience Level for Funeral Director

Pay by Experience for a Funeral Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Funeral Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 347 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Funeral Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 188 salaries. An experienced Funeral Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 180 salaries. A Funeral Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 171 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,415

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Funeral Director Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Funeral Director?

Funeral Director in Fort Worth:
"Undertaker."
Pros: Helping others see that death is not the end of life but more so the beginning.
Cons: Working with others who are not as professional.

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Key Stats for Funeral Director

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
24%

Experience Affects Funeral Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

Experienced
▲16%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$44,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Funeral Director Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲13%

▲12%

funeral director
▲1%

National Average
$44,000

Embalmer
▼7%

Event Planning
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
no benefits
None: 32%