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How much does a Funeral Director make in California?

Average Funeral Director Hourly Wage in California

Funeral Directors earn a median hourly wage of $18.50. Hourly wages typically start from $12.27 and go up to $30.88.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Funeral Director Yearly Salary in California

Funeral Directors earn a median salary of $38,470 per year. Salaries typically start from $25,520 and go up to $64,220.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Funeral Director Earnings by Seniority

Top End Funeral Director Earnings

The highest earning Funeral Directors in California earn:

$30.88
an hour
$64,220
per year
Senior Funeral Director Earnings

Senior Funeral Directors in California earn:

$26.09
an hour
$54,270
per year
Experienced Funeral Director Earnings

Experienced Funeral Directors in California earn:

$18.50
an hour
$38,470
per year
Junior Funeral Director Earnings

Junior Funeral Directors in California earn:

$15.62
an hour
$32,490
per year
Starting Funeral Director Earnings

Starting Funeral Directors in California earn:

$12.27
an hour
$25,520
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Funeral Director salary comparison

Funeral Directors earn less than 50% percent of Services careers in California. Funeral Director salaries are in the bottom 69% of all careers in California.

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Historical salary for Funeral Directors in California

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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