Average Mortician Salary

$48,370
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,020
Bonus
$1,500
Commission
$500
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Mortician is $48,370.
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$33k
10%
$48k
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$71k
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MEDIAN $48,370
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United States (change)
Salary
$33k - $71k
Bonus
$496 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$225 - $4k
Commission
$491 - $5k
Total Pay
$26k - $72k

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Job Description for Mortician

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

Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Mortician

Skills in Customer Service, Organizing and Technical Services are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Counseling and Team Leadership.

Pay by Experience Level for Mortician

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 $42,963 based on 14 salaries. An early career Mortician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,815 based on 65 salaries. A mid-career Mortician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,057 based on 38 salaries. An experienced Mortician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,485 based on 28 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $54,709.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Mortician in their job title in Baltimore, Maryland earn an average of 25.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (17.3% more) and Dallas, Texas (11.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (21.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 192 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.3%
Early Career
33.9%
Mid Career
19.8%
Experienced
14.6%
Late Career
24.5%

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