How much does a Funeral Director make in the United States?

Average Funeral Director Yearly Salary in the United States

Funeral Directors earn an average yearly salary of $52,165. Salaries typically start from $26,722 and go up to $80,185.

Average Funeral Director Hourly Wage in the United States

Funeral Directors earn an average hourly wage of $25.08. Hourly wages typically start from $12.85 and go up to $38.55.

Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Employment Type Mix

76%
Full-Time
24%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

2.9
SCORE
91
RATINGS
Funeral Directors average a score of 2.9 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Funeral Directors in the 37th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Funeral Director Earnings by Seniority

Top End Funeral Director Earnings

The highest earning Funeral Directors in the United States earn:

$38.55
an hour
$80,184.6
per year
Senior Funeral Director Earnings

Senior Funeral Directors in the United States earn:

$30.33
an hour
$63,079.0
per year
Experienced Funeral Director Earnings

Experienced Funeral Directors in the United States earn:

$23.14
an hour
$48,140.6
per year
Junior Funeral Director Earnings

Junior Funeral Directors in the United States earn:

$17.08
an hour
$35,519.8
per year
Starting Funeral Director Earnings

Starting Funeral Directors in the United States earn:

$12.85
an hour
$26,721.8
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Funeral Director Salary Comparison

Funeral Directors earn more than 82% percent of similar careers in the United States.

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Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

Funeral Director salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Funeral Director Salary in Massachusetts $35.28 $73,390 # 1
Funeral Director Salary in Delaware $35.02 $72,850 # 2
Funeral Director Salary in Illinois $33.19 $69,040 # 3
Funeral Director Salary in New Jersey $33.10 $68,840 # 4
Funeral Director Salary in North Dakota $30.54 $63,520 # 5
Funeral Director Salary in Nebraska $30.41 $63,260 # 6
Funeral Director Salary in Minnesota $30.21 $62,830 # 7
Funeral Director Salary in Virginia $30.19 $62,800 # 8
Funeral Director Salary in Wisconsin $29.73 $61,830 # 9
Funeral Director Salary in Iowa $29.64 $61,660 # 10
Funeral Director Salary in Michigan $28.82 $59,950 # 11
Funeral Director Salary in Maryland $28.04 $58,330 # 12
Funeral Director Salary in Kansas $27.90 $58,040 # 13
Funeral Director Salary in Vermont $27.79 $57,800 # 14
Funeral Director Salary in North Carolina $27.75 $57,710 # 15
Funeral Director Salary in New York $27.69 $57,600 # 16
Funeral Director Salary in Florida $27.22 $56,610 # 17
Funeral Director Salary in Texas $27.03 $56,230 # 18
Funeral Director Salary in Utah $27.02 $56,210 # 19
Funeral Director Salary in South Dakota $26.67 $55,480 # 20
Funeral Director Salary in Rhode Island $26.41 $54,940 # 21
Funeral Director Salary in Washington $26.11 $54,300 # 22
Funeral Director Salary in New Mexico $25.60 $53,240 # 23
Funeral Director Salary in Alaska $25.42 $52,870 # 24
Funeral Director Salary in Maine $25.13 $52,280 # 25
Funeral Director Salary in United States $25.08 $52,164.8 # 26
Funeral Director Salary in Tennessee $24.68 $51,330 # 27
Funeral Director Salary in Oklahoma $24.63 $51,220 # 28
Funeral Director Salary in Wyoming $24.43 $50,820 # 29
Funeral Director Salary in Ohio $24.29 $50,530 # 30
Funeral Director Salary in Colorado $23.73 $49,360 # 31
Funeral Director Salary in Pennsylvania $23.50 $48,870 # 32
Funeral Director Salary in Oregon $23.41 $48,690 # 33
Funeral Director Salary in Montana $23.30 $48,470 # 34
Funeral Director Salary in New Hampshire $23.12 $48,090 # 35
Funeral Director Salary in Idaho $22.83 $47,480 # 36
Funeral Director Salary in Indiana $22.75 $47,310 # 37
Funeral Director Salary in California $22.68 $47,180 # 38
Funeral Director Salary in Arizona $22.54 $46,890 # 39
Funeral Director Salary in West Virginia $22.38 $46,550 # 40
Funeral Director Salary in Missouri $22.02 $45,800 # 41
Funeral Director Salary in Hawaii $21.34 $44,380 # 42
Funeral Director Salary in Alabama $21.15 $44,000 # 43
Funeral Director Salary in Kentucky $20.37 $42,360 # 44
Funeral Director Salary in South Carolina $20.09 $41,790 # 45
Funeral Director Salary in Arkansas $20.08 $41,760 # 46
Funeral Director Salary in Georgia $19.81 $41,210 # 47
Funeral Director Salary in Louisiana $19.77 $41,130 # 48
Funeral Director Salary in Mississippi $19.46 $40,480 # 49
Funeral Director Salary in Nevada $17.82 $37,070 # 50