Salary for Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Arrangers

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

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Morticians, undertakers and funeral directors arrange and direct funerals by coordinating body transportation, helping to select and organize site for religious burials, interviewing and working with family members to make sure final preparations are approved and successful. Additionally, they take care of body preparations and burial details with cemeteries. They are detail-oriented individuals who are able to obtain, request and process legal documents associated with a death that must be registered by the time of the burial. An associate's degree or related vocational degree are required for employment in this professional field.

A Mortician, Undertaker, and Funeral Arranger will usually earn a compensation of around $29,080 - $91,140 depending on levels of tenure. will most likely receive an average wage of fifty-nine thousand dollars yearly.

are paid at the highest level in Connecticut, where they can earn a compensation of close to $126,000. People working these jobs can make the highest salaries in Public Administration, where they receive an average salary rate of $79,220.

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Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Arrangers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
$79,220
Health Care and Social Assistance
$60,630
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$58,890

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
$58,890
Health Care and Social Assistance
$60,630
Public Administration
$79,220