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

Average Funeral Director Hourly Wage in the United States

Funeral Directors earn a median hourly wage of $22.72. Hourly wages typically start from $12.46 and go up to $40.16.

Average Funeral Director Yearly Salary in the United States

Funeral Directors earn a median salary of $47,250 per year. Salaries typically start from $25,910 and go up to $83,520.

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

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Funeral Director Earnings by Seniority

Top End Funeral Director Earnings

The highest earning Funeral Directors in the United States earn:

$40.16
an hour
$83,520
per year
Senior Funeral Director Earnings

Senior Funeral Directors in the United States earn:

$30.19
an hour
$62,790
per year
Experienced Funeral Director Earnings

Experienced Funeral Directors in the United States earn:

$22.72
an hour
$47,250
per year
Junior Funeral Director Earnings

Junior Funeral Directors in the United States earn:

$17.01
an hour
$35,390
per year
Starting Funeral Director Earnings

Starting Funeral Directors in the United States earn:

$12.46
an hour
$25,910
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Funeral Director salary comparison

Funeral Directors earn more than 65% percent of Services careers. Funeral Director salaries are in the bottom 63% of all careers in the United States.

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Historical salary for Funeral Directors in the United States

Funeral Director salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Funeral Director Salary in Delaware $33.63 $69,950 # 1
Funeral Director Salary in Illinois $27.89 $58,000 # 2
Funeral Director Salary in New Jersey $33.99 $70,690 # 3
Funeral Director Salary in Rhode Island $32.90 $68,430 # 4
Funeral Director Salary in Nebraska $26.28 $54,660 # 5
Funeral Director Salary in Virginia $25.89 $53,840 # 6
Funeral Director Salary in Wisconsin $26.54 $55,200 # 7
Funeral Director Salary in Minnesota $27.84 $57,900 # 8
Funeral Director Salary in South Dakota $27.73 $57,680 # 9
Funeral Director Salary in Maryland $29.40 $61,160 # 10
Funeral Director Salary in Connecticut $25.71 $53,480 # 11
Funeral Director Salary in Iowa $27.33 $56,840 # 12
Funeral Director Salary in North Carolina $25.62 $53,290 # 13
Funeral Director Salary in Montana $25.59 $53,240 # 14
Funeral Director Salary in Michigan $22.01 $45,770 # 15
Funeral Director Salary in Massachusetts $24.22 $50,380 # 16
Funeral Director Salary in Vermont $25.15 $52,310 # 17
Funeral Director Salary in Florida $23.59 $49,070 # 18
Funeral Director Salary in Oklahoma $20.66 $42,970 # 19
Funeral Director Salary in Maine $24.49 $50,930 # 20
Funeral Director Salary in New Hampshire $21.27 $44,230 # 21
Funeral Director Salary in New York $22.59 $46,990 # 22
Funeral Director Salary in Wyoming $25.93 $53,930 # 23
Funeral Director Salary in Ohio $24.60 $51,170 # 24
Funeral Director Salary in Kansas $23.90 $49,710 # 25
Funeral Director Salary in Arizona $22.46 $46,710 # 26
Funeral Director Salary in Tennessee $21.70 $45,140 # 27
Funeral Director Salary in Utah $21.99 $45,750 # 28
Funeral Director Salary in Texas $21.66 $45,060 # 29
Funeral Director Salary in Pennsylvania $21.34 $44,380 # 30
Funeral Director Salary in New Mexico $23.16 $48,180 # 31
Funeral Director Salary in Oregon $23.45 $48,770 # 32
Funeral Director Salary in Idaho $21.27 $44,240 # 33
Funeral Director Salary in California $20.11 $41,820 # 34
Funeral Director Salary in Washington $22.05 $45,870 # 35
Funeral Director Salary in Nevada $20.46 $42,550 # 36
Funeral Director Salary in West Virginia $20.10 $41,800 # 37
Funeral Director Salary in Georgia $20.39 $42,420 # 38
Funeral Director Salary in Indiana $20.76 $43,190 # 39
Funeral Director Salary in Missouri $20.93 $43,540 # 40
Funeral Director Salary in South Carolina $16.84 $35,020 # 41
Funeral Director Salary in Kentucky $19.77 $41,130 # 42
Funeral Director Salary in North Dakota $21.86 $45,460 # 43
Funeral Director Salary in Alabama $19.91 $41,410 # 44
Funeral Director Salary in Colorado $17.89 $37,200 # 45
Funeral Director Salary in Arkansas $17.45 $36,300 # 46
Funeral Director Salary in Louisiana $15.38 $31,990 # 47
Funeral Director Salary in Hawaii $14.47 $30,100 # 48
Funeral Director Salary in Mississippi $15.50 $32,240 # 49
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Funeral Director

Interested in becoming a funeral director? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good funeral director? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

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  2. Get the Education

    A certificate or associates degree is required to be a Funeral Director.

  3. Get Hired

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