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Mortician Salary

Median Mortician Salaries By Percentile
Percentile 10% 25% 50% 75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.78 $16.99 $22.52 $30.18 $38.89
Annual Wage $26,580 $35,350 $46,840 $62,760 $80,900

How much does a mortician make? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov), the average national salary for morticians is $54,330. This is $20,000 more than the national average for all occupations, and for other workers within the funeral industry.

The top 10 percent of morticians made more than $98,000. Often, the highest earners are those who work in metropolitan areas. New York City, Connecticut, and New Jersey are among the top-paying locations for morticians.

The number of hours worked per week affects a mortician's salary as well. According to the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), each of its its approximately 10,000 member funeral homes have, on average, three full-time employees and three part-time employees. Further, a funeral director who has also been trained to work as an embalmer commands greater pay than one who does not have those skills. A breakdown of the full process of becoming a Mortician can be found here.


Salary Data - How Much Do Morticians Make?

Top Paying Industries

Industry Employment % of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean salary
Federal Government 19,880 10.95 $77.43 $161,050
Death Care 2,120 .11 $77.25 $160,680

Top Paying States

State Hourly mean Wage Annual mean salary # Employed Employment/1000 jobs
Illinois $36.17 $75,240 760 0.13
Maryland $34.84 $72,470 330 0.13
Connecticut $34.36 $71,470 190 0.12
California $32.63 $67,860 1,510 0.11
Michigan $31.80 $66,150 780 0.20

Salary By State

State 10% 25% Median 75% 90% Jobs (2010) Jobs (2020) Outlook
Alabama $27,100 $31,300 $36,900 $42,900 $47,000 670 840 +25%
Alaska - - - - - - - -
Arizona $28,800 $39,400 $56,800 $69,900 $75,100 270 320 +19%
Arkansas $25,900 $29,900 $36,900 $44,700 $56,400 450 530 +18%
California $31,700 $38,600 $51,500 $70,100 $108,800 1,700 2,100 +24%
Colorado $24,500 $33,500 $44,100 $65,300 $73,800 180 180 +4%
Connecticut $34,100 $43,000 $76,700 $92,900 $112,400 310 370 +19%
Delaware $38,800 $45,300 $54,000 $67,800 $80,800 110 140 +23%
District of Columbia - - - - - 40 50 +28%
Florida $29,900 $37,500 $46,400 $58,800 $72,700 1,480 1,760 +19%
Georgia $25,300 $33,400 $42,500 $50,500 $68,500 660 780 +18%
Hawaii $25,100 $28,300 $39,500 $58,400 $70,200 90 110 +22%
Idaho $30,700 $38,900 $46,600 $64,500 $71,300 120 140 +19%
Illinois $34,700 $48,300 $59,500 $92,100 $131,300 1,140 1,440 +26%
Iowa $30,400 $39,100 $47,200 $69,000 $97,000 540 630 +17%
Kansas $20,400 $21,700 $23,900 $49,900 $57,900 610 680 +11%
Kentucky $23,900 $27,700 $38,800 $49,200 $71,400 930 1,090 +17%
Louisiana $25,100 $27,600 $32,800 $43,400 $57,800 630 730 +16%
Maine $29,000 $34,400 $42,700 $55,300 $68,800 170 200 +16%
Maryland $34,500 $44,400 $65,200 $74,200 $102,500 540 640 +18%
Massachusetts $29,100 $39,900 $47,300 $66,700 $87,600 650 810 +25%
Michigan $24,400 $33,300 $53,900 $73,700 $114,000 - - -
Minnesota $43,600 $50,300 $56,800 $68,300 $82,600 560 630 +13%
Mississippi $21,100 $23,800 $35,900 $44,800 $53,000 170 180 +3%
Missouri $26,600 $38,500 $46,500 $56,700 $66,300 750 890 +17%
Montana $30,700 $40,400 $54,200 $68,700 $82,100 130 140 +9%
Nebraska $34,200 $42,700 $55,800 $81,100 $93,200 - - -
Nevada $35,000 $52,400 $61,800 $68,700 $72,400 - - -
New Hampshire $33,300 $42,900 $57,400 $69,600 $80,800 160 190 +17%
New Jersey $30,700 $35,100 $50,400 $72,200 $100,400 890 870 -2%
New Mexico $25,900 $38,600 $49,200 $57,700 $66,800 90 110 +17%
New York $26,200 $38,800 $53,100 $69,900 $81,600 2,320 2,780 +20%
North Carolina $24,500 $37,600 $47,700 $58,800 $69,900 1,430 1,580 +11%
North Dakota $17,000 $27,400 $38,100 $54,500 $58,700 140 170 +20%
Ohio $30,100 $38,800 $49,900 $63,800 $79,400 - - -
Oklahoma $26,800 $35,000 $43,100 $52,600 $69,800 510 630 +24%
Oregon $25,100 $38,400 $54,100 $68,100 $76,200 340 400 0%
Pennsylvania $30,400 $38,200 $45,900 $56,900 $75,900 1,510 1,790 +18%
Rhode Island - - - - - 80 100 +17%
South Carolina $19,900 $25,700 $36,800 $56,800 $68,800 450 480 +6%
South Dakota $37,500 $41,800 $48,000 $59,600 $81,400 120 130 +11%
Tennessee $26,500 $34,300 $47,000 $67,500 $89,000 1,010 1,190 +18%
Texas $27,200 $33,900 $44,400 $57,100 $80,700 2,450 3,040 +24%
Utah $29,100 $35,200 $46,300 $68,800 $82,800 250 330 +32%
Vermont $39,100 $42,100 $47,300 $68,800 $74,700 160 180 +13%
Virginia $28,000 $37,100 $49,500 $66,900 $81,500 630 720 +14%
Washington $28,800 $33,800 $40,400 $47,300 $58,300 420 430 +3%
West Virginia $30,700 $35,900 $45,300 $62,300 $71,400 500 560 +12%
Wisconsin $28,700 $41,300 $54,800 $72,400 $120,300 870 1,010 +16%
Wyoming $21,800 $25,300 $51,500 $58,600 $80,500 50 50 +1%


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