Salary for Embalmers

Also known as:  Anatomical Embalmer, Arterial Embalmer, Embalmer Apprentice, Licensed Embalmer, Restorative Art Embalmer

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Embalmers play a significant role in the final preparations before burial by preparing bodies according to closely regulated legal requirements and placing them in caskets upon completion. Preparations include sutures and placing embalming fluids. Additionally, embalmers are expected to wash and dry bodies, utilize packing cotton where necessary and reshape physical appearance where necessary. They must have extensive working knowledge of embalming equipment and materials such as industrial air dryers, clay, cotton, wax and embalming fluid. They are detail-oriented in their work and possess an exceptional sensitivity in their communication style with family members. An associate's degree or related vocational school degree in association with extensive on-the-job training is required for employment in this professional post.

An Embalmer can earn an average wage in a range of 32000 - 48000 depending on seniority levels. Embalmers can get a salary of Forty Four Thousand Three Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Embalmers can make the most money in Massachusetts, where they receive normal pay levels of approximately $58270.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 18.71 percent nationwide in that time.
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Embalmers tend to make the most in the following industries
Other Services (except Public Administration) $44,280
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Other Services (except Public Administration) $44,280
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