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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 $24.08. Hourly wages typically start from $13.44 and go up to $40.38.

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

Average Funeral Director Yearly Salary in the United States

Funeral Directors earn a median salary of $50,090 per year. Salaries typically start from $27,950 and go up to $83,980.

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

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Employment Type Mix

75%
Full-Time
25%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

3.1
SCORE
72
RATINGS
Funeral Directors average a score of 3.1 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Funeral Directors in the 57th 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:

$40.38
an hour
$83,980
per year
Senior Funeral Director Earnings

Senior Funeral Directors in the United States earn:

$31.79
an hour
$66,130
per year
Experienced Funeral Director Earnings

Experienced Funeral Directors in the United States earn:

$24.08
an hour
$50,090
per year
Junior Funeral Director Earnings

Junior Funeral Directors in the United States earn:

$17.67
an hour
$36,750
per year
Starting Funeral Director Earnings

Starting Funeral Directors in the United States earn:

$13.44
an hour
$27,950
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Funeral Director salary comparison

Funeral Directors earn more than 67% percent of Services careers. Funeral Director salaries are in the top 54% of all careers in the United States.

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Historical salary for Funeral Directors in the United States

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

Funeral Director salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Funeral Director Salary in Virginia $25.50 $53,040 # 1
Funeral Director Salary in Wisconsin $27.99 $58,220 # 2
Funeral Director Salary in Vermont $26.54 $55,200 # 3
Funeral Director Salary in Texas $25.60 $53,240 # 4
Funeral Director Salary in Utah $23.64 $49,160 # 5
Funeral Director Salary in Washington $25.95 $53,970 # 6
Funeral Director Salary in Wyoming $22.70 $47,220 # 7
Funeral Director Salary in West Virginia $22.82 $47,460 # 8
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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