Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Morticians and Funeral Directors perform various tasks to arrange and direct individual funeral services, such as coordinating transportation of body to mortuary, interviewing family or other authorized person to arrange details, selecting pallbearers, aiding with the selection of officials for religious rites, and providing transportation for mourners.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Morticians, Undertakers and Funeral Directors with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $29,080 to $40,100 per year or $14 to $19 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Morticians, Undertakers and Funeral Directors to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$44||$91,140|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$34||$71,530|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$26||$54,100|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$19||$40,100|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$14||$29,080|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Mortician, Undertaker and Funeral Director is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CT doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CT might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Morticians and Funeral Directors are in the states of CT, MN, MA, IN and DE.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Federal Executive Branch||$81840||$39.35|
|Death Care Services||$58910||$28.32|