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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 $23.31. Hourly wages typically start from $12.98 and go up to $39.43.

Average Funeral Director Yearly Salary in the United States

Funeral Directors earn a median salary of $48,490 per year. Salaries typically start from $27,000 and go up to $82,010.

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Funeral Director Earnings by Seniority

Top End Funeral Director Earnings

The highest earning Funeral Directors in the United States earn:

$39.43
an hour
$82,010
per year
Senior Funeral Director Earnings

Senior Funeral Directors in the United States earn:

$30.55
an hour
$63,550
per year
Experienced Funeral Director Earnings

Experienced Funeral Directors in the United States earn:

$23.31
an hour
$48,490
per year
Junior Funeral Director Earnings

Junior Funeral Directors in the United States earn:

$17.43
an hour
$36,250
per year
Starting Funeral Director Earnings

Starting Funeral Directors in the United States earn:

$12.98
an hour
$27,000
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 top 52% 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 $37.77 $78,570 # 1
Funeral Director Salary in New Jersey $34.10 $70,920 # 2
Funeral Director Salary in Massachusetts $27.95 $58,140 # 3
Funeral Director Salary in Connecticut $27.43 $57,050 # 4
Funeral Director Salary in Illinois $28.39 $59,050 # 5
Funeral Director Salary in Wisconsin $27.95 $58,140 # 6
Funeral Director Salary in Rhode Island $31.50 $65,520 # 7
Funeral Director Salary in Iowa $29.09 $60,510 # 8
Funeral Director Salary in Minnesota $28.76 $59,810 # 9
Funeral Director Salary in Michigan $24.29 $50,520 # 10
Funeral Director Salary in Virginia $24.61 $51,190 # 11
Funeral Director Salary in South Dakota $28.09 $58,420 # 12
Funeral Director Salary in North Carolina $26.21 $54,520 # 13
Funeral Director Salary in Maryland $26.31 $54,730 # 14
Funeral Director Salary in Oklahoma $22.60 $47,010 # 15
Funeral Director Salary in New York $24.37 $50,690 # 16
Funeral Director Salary in Vermont $25.80 $53,660 # 17
Funeral Director Salary in Kansas $23.47 $48,820 # 18
Funeral Director Salary in Florida $23.80 $49,510 # 19
Funeral Director Salary in Nebraska $23.19 $48,240 # 20
Funeral Director Salary in Maine $25.19 $52,390 # 21
Funeral Director Salary in Texas $22.95 $47,740 # 22
Funeral Director Salary in Ohio $24.71 $51,400 # 23
Funeral Director Salary in Utah $22.93 $47,700 # 24
Funeral Director Salary in Washington $24.43 $50,810 # 25
Funeral Director Salary in Idaho $22.20 $46,170 # 26
Funeral Director Salary in Oregon $23.48 $48,830 # 27
Funeral Director Salary in Wyoming $22.39 $46,570 # 28
Funeral Director Salary in Alaska $22.51 $46,810 # 29
Funeral Director Salary in New Mexico $22.70 $47,220 # 30
Funeral Director Salary in Tennessee $21.00 $43,670 # 31
Funeral Director Salary in Montana $19.74 $41,060 # 32
Funeral Director Salary in Pennsylvania $20.65 $42,950 # 33
Funeral Director Salary in North Dakota $24.35 $50,660 # 34
Funeral Director Salary in West Virginia $21.35 $44,400 # 35
Funeral Director Salary in Arizona $20.81 $43,290 # 36
Funeral Director Salary in Indiana $20.76 $43,190 # 37
Funeral Director Salary in Missouri $18.57 $38,620 # 38
Funeral Director Salary in California $18.50 $38,470 # 39
Funeral Director Salary in New Hampshire $18.80 $39,090 # 40
Funeral Director Salary in Alabama $20.94 $43,550 # 41
Funeral Director Salary in Georgia $18.13 $37,710 # 42
Funeral Director Salary in Mississippi $18.83 $39,170 # 43
Funeral Director Salary in Arkansas $19.11 $39,740 # 44
Funeral Director Salary in South Carolina $19.70 $40,970 # 45
Funeral Director Salary in Louisiana $18.45 $38,380 # 46
Funeral Director Salary in Nevada $18.64 $38,770 # 47
Funeral Director Salary in Kentucky $18.31 $38,090 # 48
Funeral Director Salary in Hawaii $14.79 $30,770 # 49
Funeral Director Salary in Colorado $18.56 $38,610 # 50
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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