Training Requirements for Embalmers

Embalmers need a postsecondary nondegree award and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Embalmers
Percent
Less than High School 6.2
High School 27.5
Some College 27.7
Associates Degree 13.0
Bachelors Degree 18.4
Masters Degree 6.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.9

Employment Outlook for Embalmers

This represents about 3,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 0 less embalmers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 0 more.

Typical Income for Embalmers

Hourly Income

On average,embalmers make $20.32 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Embalmers $12.01 $14.98 $19.30 $24.72 $30.33
Personal care and service occupations $8.45 $9.29 $10.92 $14.02 $19.47
Funeral service workers $9.20 $11.19 $15.42 $23.32 $32.33
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, embalmers make $42,260 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Embalmers $24,970 $31,150 $40,150 $51,410 $63,090
Personal care and service occupations $17,590 $19,320 $22,710 $29,170 $40,490
Funeral service workers $19,130 $23,280 $32,080 $48,500 $67,240
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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