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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

39-4011 Embalmers

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National estimates for Embalmers
Industry profile for Embalmers
Geographic profile for Embalmers

National estimates for Embalmers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Embalmers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
4,070 5.5 % $ 24.62 $ 51,210 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Embalmers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.94 $ 17.97 $ 22.97 $ 29.42 $ 37.60
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,000 $ 37,380 $ 47,780 $ 61,200 $ 78,210


Industry profile for Embalmers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Embalmers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Death Care Services 3,910 2.96 $ 24.58 $ 51,120
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30 0.00 $ 24.91 $ 51,820

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Embalmers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Death Care Services 3,910 2.96 $ 24.58 $ 51,120
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30 0.00 $ 24.91 $ 51,820

Top paying industries for Embalmers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30 (7) $ 24.91 $ 51,820
Death Care Services 3,910 2.96 $ 24.58 $ 51,120


Geographic profile for Embalmers:

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



Map of employment of embalmers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Embalmers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 460 0.03 0.97 $ 26.56 $ 55,240
Kentucky 360 0.19 6.69 $ 20.55 $ 42,750
Florida 350 0.04 1.42 $ 22.77 $ 47,370
Illinois 300 0.05 1.86 $ 31.27 $ 65,050
Texas 270 0.02 0.78 $ 21.66 $ 45,040


Map of location quotient of embalmers by state, May 2021


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kentucky 360 0.19 6.69 $ 20.55 $ 42,750
South Carolina 230 0.11 3.82 $ 22.56 $ 46,920
Nevada 120 0.10 3.34 $ 16.91 $ 35,170
Louisiana 170 0.10 3.31 $ 23.16 $ 48,180
Kansas 110 0.08 2.93 $ 21.60 $ 44,930


Map of annual mean wages of embalmers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Embalmers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $ 40.83 $ 84,930
Oregon 40 0.02 0.73 $ 34.95 $ 72,690
Missouri 140 0.05 1.73 $ 33.91 $ 70,540
West Virginia 40 0.07 2.31 $ 32.67 $ 67,960
Illinois 300 0.05 1.86 $ 31.27 $ 65,050



Map of employment of embalmers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Embalmers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 160 0.03 0.98 $ 26.71 $ 55,560
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 140 0.06 1.94 $ 22.93 $ 47,690
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 80 0.02 0.78 $ 21.45 $ 44,610
St. Louis, MO-IL 80 0.06 2.08 $ 34.66 $ 72,090
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 70 0.11 3.83 $ 23.04 $ 47,920
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 60 0.02 0.76 $ 22.22 $ 46,220
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 60 0.04 1.45 $ 23.74 $ 49,380
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 60 0.03 0.90 $ 29.15 $ 60,640
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 60 0.14 4.99 $ 24.86 $ 51,700
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 40 0.04 1.42 $ 24.64 $ 51,260


Map of location quotient of embalmers by area, May 2021


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 60 0.14 4.99 $ 24.86 $ 51,700
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 70 0.11 3.83 $ 23.04 $ 47,920
Columbia, SC 30 0.09 2.96 $ 23.08 $ 48,010
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 40 0.08 2.64 $ 22.47 $ 46,740
Oklahoma City, OK 40 0.07 2.28 $ 22.95 $ 47,730
St. Louis, MO-IL 80 0.06 2.08 $ 34.66 $ 72,090
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 140 0.06 1.94 $ 22.93 $ 47,690
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 60 0.04 1.45 $ 23.74 $ 49,380
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 40 0.04 1.42 $ 24.64 $ 51,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 160 0.03 0.98 $ 26.71 $ 55,560


Map of annual mean wages of embalmers by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Embalmers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) $ 41.42 $ 86,140
St. Louis, MO-IL 80 0.06 2.08 $ 34.66 $ 72,090
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (8) (8) (8) $ 33.65 $ 70,000
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 60 0.03 0.90 $ 29.15 $ 60,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 160 0.03 0.98 $ 26.71 $ 55,560
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 60 0.14 4.99 $ 24.86 $ 51,700
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 40 0.04 1.42 $ 24.64 $ 51,260
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 60 0.04 1.45 $ 23.74 $ 49,380
Columbia, SC 30 0.09 2.96 $ 23.08 $ 48,010
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 70 0.11 3.83 $ 23.04 $ 47,920

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Embalmers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.55 19.15 $ 17.85 $ 37,130
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 12.25 $ 20.14 $ 41,880
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 9.51 $ 20.38 $ 42,400
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 8.94 $ 16.83 $ 35,000

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.55 19.15 $ 17.85 $ 37,130
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 12.25 $ 20.14 $ 41,880
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 9.51 $ 20.38 $ 42,400
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 8.94 $ 16.83 $ 35,000

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Embalmers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 9.51 $ 20.38 $ 42,400
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 12.25 $ 20.14 $ 41,880
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.55 19.15 $ 17.85 $ 37,130
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 8.94 $ 16.83 $ 35,000


About May 2021 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022