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Funeral Home Workers


Salaries of funeral home workers vary depending on experience, services performed, level of formal education, and location. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual salary for funeral directors, morticians, and undertakers was $52,650 in May 2018. The lowest paid 10 percent earned less than $29,050 and the highest paid 10 percent earned more than $89,050 a year. The department also reports that embalmers earned a median annual salary of $44,250. Salaries ranged from a low of $25,260 for the lowest paid 10 percent to a high of $71,920 or more per year for the highest paid 10 percent. Funeral attendants earned between $18,900 and $40,860 or more, with a median salary of $26,400 annually.

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