Salary for Embalmers

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Also known as:  Anatomical Embalmer, Arterial Embalmer, Embalmer Apprentice, Licensed Embalmer, Restorative Art Embalmer helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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.

A Embalmer usually receives a compensation in a range of $27,930 and $75,190 depending on education and experience. usually receive average salaries of fifty thousand two hundred and twenty dollars on a yearly basis.

are compensated highest in Connecticut, where they get salary pay of just about $77,140. People in this job function are compensated the highest in Other Services (except Public Administration), where they receive compensation, on average, of $50,240.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 34.72 percent nationwide in that time.


Embalmers tend to make the most in the following industries:

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In general, they earn less within the industries below:

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