Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

39-4831 Funeral Service Managers, Directors, Morticians, and Undertakers

This OES occupation is a combination of data collected for the 2010 SOC occupations 11-9061 Funeral Service Managers, 39-4031 Morticians, Undertakers and Funeral Directors and the 2000 SOC occupation 11-9061 Funeral Directors.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
27,280 2.5 % $30.04 $62,490 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.39 $19.25 $26.12 $35.06 $47.51
Annual Wage (2) $29,930 $40,050 $54,330 $72,920 $98,820


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Death Care Services 26,810 20.36 $29.98 $62,360
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 370 0.02 $34.20 $71,150
Employment Services 50 0.00 $29.37 $61,080

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Death Care Services 26,810 20.36 $29.98 $62,360
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 370 0.02 $34.20 $71,150
Employment Services 50 0.00 $29.37 $61,080

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 370 0.02 $34.20 $71,150
Death Care Services 26,810 20.36 $29.98 $62,360
Employment Services 50 (7) $29.37 $61,080


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 2,190 0.22 1.01 $24.56 $51,080
New York 1,760 0.21 0.98 $39.07 $81,270
Pennsylvania 1,460 0.27 1.24 $30.63 $63,710
California 1,400 0.10 0.47 $35.20 $73,210
North Carolina 1,240 0.33 1.53 $28.44 $59,160




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 470 0.69 3.20 $25.29 $52,600
Vermont 140 0.48 2.26 $30.03 $62,450
Kentucky 790 0.46 2.15 $25.71 $53,490
Iowa 590 0.41 1.92 $30.76 $63,980
Tennessee 1,040 0.40 1.88 $25.98 $54,040




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 830 0.22 1.02 $41.15 $85,600
Massachusetts 610 0.20 0.91 $39.52 $82,200
New York 1,760 0.21 0.98 $39.07 $81,270
Michigan 1,000 0.27 1.24 $35.29 $73,410
California 1,400 0.10 0.47 $35.20 $73,210

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 740 0.15 0.69 $48.54 $100,950
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 630 0.18 0.83 $35.87 $74,610
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 580 0.23 1.08 $31.81 $66,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 480 0.13 0.59 (8) (8)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 430 0.24 1.10 $33.85 $70,400
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 320 0.19 0.90 $32.47 $67,540
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 300 0.18 0.85 $48.69 $101,280
Pittsburgh, PA 280 0.25 1.18 $23.97 $49,850
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 270 0.33 1.51 $19.46 $40,470
St. Louis, MO-IL 230 0.18 0.85 $29.42 $61,190




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 110 0.97 4.50 $23.78 $49,460
Johnstown, PA 50 0.94 4.40 $28.16 $58,560
Cumberland, MD-WV 30 0.88 4.11 (8) (8)
Dover, DE 50 0.85 3.98 $30.23 $62,880
Dothan, AL 40 0.73 3.38 $20.25 $42,120
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 70 0.65 3.02 $27.36 $56,910
Wheeling, WV-OH 40 0.62 2.89 $22.66 $47,130
Salisbury, MD 30 0.59 2.75 $16.51 $34,340
Rocky Mount, NC 30 0.59 2.75 $22.40 $46,600
Charleston, WV 80 0.57 2.67 $27.35 $56,880




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $50.68 $105,420
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 300 0.18 0.85 $48.69 $101,280
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 740 0.15 0.69 $48.54 $100,950
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 200 0.19 0.90 $48.33 $100,530
Peoria, IL 50 0.30 1.41 $43.84 $91,190
New Haven, CT 70 0.26 1.22 $42.63 $88,680
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 140 0.13 0.60 $40.95 $85,180
Columbus, OH 80 0.10 0.44 $40.57 $84,380
York-Hanover, PA (8) (8) (8) $40.38 $83,990
Winston-Salem, NC 50 0.28 1.28 $40.32 $83,860

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 290 0.77 3.59 $33.53 $69,750
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 240 0.84 3.92 $29.53 $61,420
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 190 0.87 4.07 $32.24 $67,070
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 170 0.61 2.86 $20.80 $43,260
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 160 1.16 5.42 $21.31 $44,320

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 120 1.33 6.17 $31.04 $64,570
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 160 1.16 5.42 $21.31 $44,320
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 120 1.03 4.80 $22.01 $45,790
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 110 1.02 4.77 $16.46 $34,250
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 80 1.00 4.66 $25.28 $52,580

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.38 1.77 $46.49 $96,700
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 0.84 $39.15 $81,430
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 1.88 $38.42 $79,910
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.46 2.14 $38.31 $79,690
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.33 1.52 $37.87 $78,770


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011