Mortician Salary

The average Mortician in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $45K per year. Men account for the majority of Morticians who responded to the questionnaire — 63 percent to be exact. A majority enjoy medical while just under one-half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly less than a fifth. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Morticians. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,596 - $71,502
$30K
$44K
$72K
MEDIAN: $44,447
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$9.86 - $35.53
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$36
MEDIAN: $16.16
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$0$73K
Salary $29,596 - $71,502
Bonus $0.00 - $4,949
Profit Sharing $4,717
Commission $1,500
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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$25,198 - $73,139
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 78
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $9.86 - $35.53
Hourly Tips $1.82
Overtime $1.48 - $36.40
Annual Data $0$73K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,949
Commission $1,500
Profit Sharing $4,717
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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$25,198 - $73,139
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 39

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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.

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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.

Key Stats for Mortician

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Mortician Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

Experienced
▲24%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
no benefits
None: 34%
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