How Much Do Morticians and Funeral Directors Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Morticians and Funeral Directors

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.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$59000 per year
Hourly wage
$28 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$29,080 to $40,100 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$14 to $19 per hour

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.

Salary rank

Salary rank

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.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
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

State Hourly Annual
CT $61 $126,000
MN $39 $81,630
MA $39 $80,580
IN $36 $75,410
DE $35 $73,460
NH $34 $70,920
IL $34 $70,360
MD $33 $68,730
IA $33 $68,500
MI $32 $67,340

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

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