Salary for Funeral Attendants

Also known as:  Funeral Assistant, Funeral Attendant, Funeral Greeter, Funeral Home Assistant, Funeral Home Associate, Mortician Helper, Pallbearer, Undertaker Helper

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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 usually gets a compensation ranging between 16000 to 24000 based on education and experience. Funeral Attendants will usually earn an average salary of Twenty Four Thousand Six Hundred dollars per year.

Funeral Attendants can receive the best pay in New Jersey, where they can get pay of close to $33910.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 17.61 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Funeral Attendants tend to make the most in the following industries
Other Services (except Public Administration) $24,580
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Other Services (except Public Administration) $24,580
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