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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

39-4021 Funeral Attendants

Perform a variety of tasks during funeral, such as placing casket in parlor or chapel prior to service; arranging floral offerings or lights around casket; directing or escorting mourners; closing casket; and issuing and storing funeral equipment.


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)
35,770 2.4 % $13.03 $27,110 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.70 $9.84 $11.94 $15.07 $19.09
Annual Wage (2) $18,100 $20,460 $24,830 $31,360 $39,720


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 35,430 25.95 $13.02 $27,090
Employment Services 180 0.01 $12.70 $26,430
Religious Organizations 40 0.02 (8) (8)

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 35,430 25.95 $13.02 $27,090
Religious Organizations 40 0.02 (8) (8)
Employment Services 180 0.01 $12.70 $26,430

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Death Care Services 35,430 25.95 $13.02 $27,090
Employment Services 180 0.01 $12.70 $26,430


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)
Florida 2,570 0.31 1.23 $12.78 $26,570
California 2,490 0.16 0.61 $16.44 $34,190
Ohio 2,350 0.44 1.73 $11.64 $24,200
Pennsylvania 2,270 0.39 1.55 $12.49 $25,970
Texas 1,840 0.16 0.62 $11.35 $23,600




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 510 0.74 2.89 $11.93 $24,820
South Carolina 940 0.48 1.87 $11.09 $23,070
Virginia 1,700 0.45 1.78 $13.40 $27,870
Iowa 690 0.45 1.76 $11.90 $24,750
Delaware 200 0.45 1.76 $14.33 $29,820




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Hampshire 100 0.15 0.61 $18.82 $39,140
Massachusetts 680 0.20 0.77 $18.43 $38,340
Connecticut 430 0.26 1.02 $18.11 $37,660
New Jersey 990 0.25 0.98 $17.92 $37,280
Vermont 70 0.23 0.91 $16.73 $34,790





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 800 0.12 0.48 $16.05 $33,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 790 0.19 0.74 $16.18 $33,660
Pittsburgh, PA 750 0.66 2.60 $11.44 $23,800
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 570 0.22 0.87 $14.09 $29,300
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 550 0.54 2.11 $11.44 $23,790
St. Louis, MO-IL 510 0.38 1.49 $12.04 $25,040
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 430 0.12 0.47 $13.21 $27,480
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 400 0.50 1.96 $11.86 $24,680
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 400 0.43 1.70 $12.48 $25,960
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 380 0.34 1.34 $13.17 $27,400




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)
Wheeling, WV-OH 110 1.74 6.83 $10.46 $21,750
Bay City, MI 50 1.56 6.13 $10.56 $21,970
Beckley, WV 70 1.51 5.94 $9.90 $20,590
Springfield, OH 70 1.40 5.50 $10.59 $22,030
Lynchburg, VA 140 1.39 5.45 $13.29 $27,640
Monroe, MI 50 1.19 4.68 $11.88 $24,710
Roanoke, VA 170 1.10 4.34 $13.26 $27,590
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 60 1.06 4.16 $12.29 $25,550
Lima, OH 50 1.06 4.15 $10.60 $22,050
Johnson City, TN 70 0.93 3.64 $18.48 $38,440