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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, or Funeral Director can receive an average wage of around 48000 to 72000 based on levels of tenure. Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors can expect a wage of Sixty Two Thousand Four Hundred dollars per annum.

Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors are compensated most highly in New Jersey, where they get normal pay levels of near $85600. Employees with these job titles are paid most highly in Other Services (except Public Administration), which has compensation, on average, of $70610.

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The national wage distribution is shown below. To overlay local salaries for a Mortician, Undertaker, or Funeral Director, please select your state.
Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $70,610
Other Services (except Public Administration) $62,350
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $61,080
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $61,080
Other Services (except Public Administration) $62,350
Public Administration $70,610
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