Salary for Funeral Attendants

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Also known as:  Funeral Assistant, Funeral Attendant, Funeral Greeter, Funeral Home Assistant, Funeral Home Associate, Mortician Helper, Pallbearer, Undertaker Helper helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Funeral attendants assist funeral directors to ensure services run successfully by performing a variety of tasks including arranging floral arrangements, escorting mourners and family members, storing funeral equipment, moving caskets to required locations and greeting guests upon arrival. They are detail-oriented professionals who are able to obtain and verify burial permits and make sure deaths are registered accurately. They are able to operate vehicles to transport caskets to burial locations and can neatly arrange flowers both in-house and at the burial site. A high school diploma is generally required for employment in this professional post.

A Funeral Attendant can receive an average pay level of between $20,160 and $46,160 depending on the level of education. will normally receive a salary of thirty-one thousand one hundred and thirty dollars yearly.

have the best average compensation in Rhode Island, where they can receive an average salary rate of close to about $48,990. People working these jobs are paid at the highest average level in Other Services (except Public Administration), where they receive wages of $31,120.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 48.90 percent nationwide in that time.


Funeral Attendants tend to make the most in the following industries:

Other Services (except Public Administration)

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
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