$48,223
Avg. Salary
$16.86
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,005

Bonus

$2,150

Profit Sharing

$2,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Mortician is $16.86 per hour.

The average pay for a Mortician is $48,223 per year.

$9.90
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$16.86
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$29.38
90%
MEDIAN $16.86
$31k
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$48k
50%
$72k
90%
MEDIAN $48,223
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MEDIAN: $48,223
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$0$72K
Salary $30,966 - $72,263
Bonus $0.00 - $4,983
Profit Sharing $102 - $5,034
Commission $2,000
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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$26,429 - $72,514
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 140
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $9.90 - $29.38
Hourly Tips $1.82
Overtime $4.25 - $36.56
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,983
Commission $2,000
Profit Sharing $102 - $5,034
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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$26,429 - $72,514
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 65

Job Description for Mortician

Morticians prepare bodies for cremation or burial. They are usually formally trained at a mortuary college or via an apprenticeship. When morticians gains possession of a body, they begin the ceremonial rites. They first disinfect the body with a germicide. They then drain all the blood from the blood vessels of the deceased. Morticians then fill the blood vessels with embalming fluid and dyes to preserve the condition of the body, delay any decay or infection and to help the body to look healthy for a funeral service or viewing. Morticians also position the body in the casket to help it look more presentable.

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Mortician Tasks
  • Remove, embalm, cremate, and direct funeral services for the deceased.
  • Provide comfort to the deceased's families.

Mortician Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Mortician

Pay by Experience for a Mortician has a positive trend. An entry-level Mortician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 61 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mortician 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 30 salaries. An experienced Mortician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 28 salaries. A Mortician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 34 salaries.

Mortician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Mortician?

Mortician in Havre:
"Small town living near larger city ... Wonderful residents."
Pros: The feeling of being a part of a neighborhood, not a city.
Cons: Fewer shopping locations and restaurants

Key Stats for Mortician

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
26%

Experience Affects Mortician Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

Experienced
▲18%

National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 20%
no benefits
None: 34%