Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Mortician is $50,596
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Morticians?
An entry-level Mortician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $45,781 based on 12 salaries. An early career Mortician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,316 based on 38 salaries. A mid-career Mortician …Read more
What Do Morticians Do?
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 …Read more
- Remove, embalm, cremate, and direct funeral services for the deceased.
- Provide comfort to the deceased's families.