Training Requirements for Funeral Attendants

Funeral attendants need a high school diploma or equivalent and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Funeral attendants
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 Funeral Attendants

This represents about 36,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 0 less funeral attendants but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 7,000 more.

Typical Income for Funeral Attendants

Hourly Income

On average,funeral attendants make $13.03 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Funeral attendants $8.70 $9.84 $11.94 $15.07 $19.09
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, funeral attendants make $27,110 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Funeral attendants $18,100 $20,460 $24,830 $31,360 $39,720
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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