Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

39-4011 Embalmers

Prepare bodies for interment in conformity with legal requirements.


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)
5,040 6.5 % $21.00 $43,680 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.52 $15.87 $20.31 $25.44 $29.92
Annual Wage (2) $26,030 $33,020 $42,240 $52,920 $62,230


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 5,000 3.76 $21.03 $43,750

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 5,000 3.76 $21.03 $43,750

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Death Care Services 5,000 3.76 $21.03 $43,750


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)
California 460 0.03 0.83 $22.13 $46,030
Texas 440 0.04 1.07 $18.47 $38,420
Illinois 420 0.07 1.94 $25.76 $53,580
Georgia 410 0.11 2.75 $19.35 $40,250
Florida 250 0.03 0.87 $19.75 $41,070




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)
Arkansas 190 0.16 4.26 $19.04 $39,600
Kansas 180 0.14 3.51 $20.69 $43,030
Oklahoma 190 0.13 3.23 $20.04 $41,690
Louisiana 200 0.11 2.73 $20.10 $41,800
Georgia 410 0.11 2.75 $19.35 $40,250




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 70 0.03 0.73 $33.47 $69,630
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $29.19 $60,720
Illinois 420 0.07 1.94 $25.76 $53,580
Maryland 90 0.04 0.93 $25.71 $53,470
Iowa (8) (8) (8) $23.87 $49,650





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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 150 0.07 1.76 $21.82 $45,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.03 0.89 $20.55 $42,740
St. Louis, MO-IL 90 0.07 1.77 $22.98 $47,800
Richmond, VA 70 0.11 2.94 $19.21 $39,960
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 60 0.11 2.93 $19.00 $39,510
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 50 0.07 1.80 $21.16 $44,010
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 50 0.15 3.96 $22.67 $47,150
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.65 $22.30 $46,390
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 30 0.05 1.17 $20.53 $42,690
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.83 $27.46 $57,110




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)
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 50 0.15 3.96 $22.67 $47,150
Richmond, VA 70 0.11 2.94 $19.21 $39,960
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 60 0.11 2.93 $19.00 $39,510
St. Louis, MO-IL 90 0.07 1.77 $22.98 $47,800
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 50 0.07 1.80 $21.16 $44,010
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 150 0.07 1.76 $21.82 $45,390
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 30 0.05 1.17 $20.53 $42,690
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.65 $22.30 $46,390
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.83 $27.46 $57,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.03 0.89 $20.55 $42,740




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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $27.91 $58,060
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $27.55 $57,310
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.83 $27.46 $57,110
Baltimore-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $24.29 $50,530
Bakersfield-Delano, CA (8) (8) (8) $24.24 $50,410
St. Louis, MO-IL 90 0.07 1.77 $22.98 $47,800
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO (8) (8) (8) $22.88 $47,580
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 50 0.15 3.96 $22.67 $47,150
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.65 $22.30 $46,390
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 150 0.07 1.76 $21.82 $45,390

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 70 0.19 5.04 $23.88 $49,670
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 9.84 $19.77 $41,110
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 12.61 $16.37 $34,050
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 7.61 (8) (8)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 4.03 $15.17 $31,560

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)
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 12.61 $16.37 $34,050
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 9.84 $19.77 $41,110
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 7.61 (8) (8)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.19 5.04 $23.88 $49,670
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 4.03 $15.17 $31,560

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.19 5.04 $23.88 $49,670
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 9.84 $19.77 $41,110
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 12.61 $16.37 $34,050
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 4.03 $15.17 $31,560


About May 2012 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.

(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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013