Salary for Funeral Service Managers

Also known as:  Funeral Home Director, Funeral Home Manager, Certified Mortician, Funeral Arrangement Director, Funeral Arranger, Funeral Director, Licensed Funeral Director

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As the one job that, sadly, will never go out of demand, funeral service managers combine empathetic skills with business and marketing sense, and a knowledge of mortuary science. Most professionals in this field have a Bachelor's or higher degree in Mortuary Science, Funeral Management or a related field. The job requires the ability to sensitively negotiate contracts for funerals, counsel grieving family members and provide assistance where needed, and to supervise all steps of the mortuary and funeral process in order to guarantee compliance with local, state, and federal codes. Funeral service managers are often responsible for the hiring, training, and firing of employees, and generally handle a funeral home's interaction with the community.

A Funeral Service Manager will usually earn an average pay level ranging from 48000 and 72000 based on levels of tenure. Funeral Service Managers will normally get average salaries of Sixty Thousand Three Hundred dollars annually.

Funeral Service Managers can expect the most salary in Massachusetts, which has wages of close to about $82780. People in this category of job have the best average compensation in Public Service, which has average job salaries of $40152.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 12.18 percent nationwide in that time.
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