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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
34,970 2.4 % $13.04 $27,120 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.82 $9.97 $12.04 $14.88 $18.88
Annual Wage (2) $18,340 $20,740 $25,050 $30,960 $39,270


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 34,690 25.37 $13.03 $27,100
Employment Services 210 0.01 $12.83 $26,690

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 34,690 25.37 $13.03 $27,100
Employment Services 210 0.01 $12.83 $26,690

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Death Care Services 34,690 25.37 $13.03 $27,100
Employment Services 210 0.01 $12.83 $26,690


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 2,430 0.29 1.18 $11.99 $24,930
California 2,390 0.14 0.58 $16.79 $34,930
Ohio 2,380 0.44 1.81 $12.30 $25,580
Pennsylvania 2,320 0.40 1.64 $12.56 $26,130
Texas 1,790 0.15 0.61 $11.82 $24,590




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 560 0.82 3.33 $12.02 $25,000
Iowa 800 0.52 2.11 $12.91 $26,850
South Carolina 1,030 0.51 2.08 $10.87 $22,600
Indiana 1,400 0.46 1.89 $10.91 $22,690
Ohio 2,380 0.44 1.81 $12.30 $25,580




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 80 0.12 0.48 $20.96 $43,600
New Jersey 870 0.22 0.88 $17.38 $36,140
Massachusetts 680 0.19 0.79 $17.06 $35,490
Connecticut 360 0.22 0.89 $16.86 $35,080
California 2,390 0.14 0.58 $16.79 $34,930



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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)
Pittsburgh, PA 800 0.70 2.86 $11.48 $23,880
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 770 0.11 0.47 $16.74 $34,820
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 690 0.26 1.08 $12.57 $26,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 640 0.14 0.59 $17.63 $36,660
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 500 0.48 1.96 $12.73 $26,480
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 390 0.34 1.39 $12.70 $26,420
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 390 0.11 0.43 $11.91 $24,760
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 380 0.30 1.20 $12.14 $25,260
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 360 0.14 0.59 $11.88 $24,710
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 360 0.44 1.79 $11.56 $24,050


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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 130 2.14 8.71 $10.76 $22,380
Parkersburg-Vienna, WV 50 1.38 5.64 $10.17 $21,150
Beckley, WV 60 1.37 5.57 $10.20 $21,210
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 40 1.17 4.78 $12.00 $24,960
Lynchburg, VA 110 1.16 4.73 $13.46 $28,000
Johnson City, TN 80 1.06 4.30 $18.85 $39,200
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 160 0.99 4.02 $12.56 $26,130
Springfield, OH 40 0.90 3.66 $10.82 $22,510
Asheville, NC 170 0.87 3.54 $11.19 $23,280
Decatur, IL 40 0.76 3.09 $13.61 $28,310


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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)
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 40 0.49 1.98 $21.51 $44,740
Duluth, MN-WI 70 0.56 2.28 $20.38 $42,390
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.07 0.30 $20.08 $41,760
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.06 $41,720
Johnson City, TN 80 1.06 4.30 $18.85 $39,200
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $18.60 $38,680
Fresno, CA 180 0.49 1.99 $17.76 $36,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 640 0.14 0.59 $17.63 $36,660
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $17.34 $36,060
St. Cloud, MN 30 0.29 1.20 $16.84 $35,020

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 290 0.88 3.58 $11.94 $24,840
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 210 0.77 3.15 $12.89 $26,810
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 210 1.75 7.12 $10.76 $22,390
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 180 0.71 2.89 $12.84 $26,710
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 170 1.67 6.81 $10.96 $22,790

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)
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 210 1.75 7.12 $10.76 $22,390
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 170 1.67 6.81 $10.96 $22,790
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 1.43 5.84 $10.20 $21,210
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 1.24 5.07 $11.94 $24,840
Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland nonmetropolitan area 60 1.18 4.80 $11.29 $23,490

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)
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 90 1.05 4.26 $15.19 $31,600
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 160 0.64 2.60 $14.99 $31,170
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 80 0.53 2.17 $14.78 $30,740
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.43 1.74 $14.76 $30,700
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 1.47 $14.65 $30,480


About May 2017 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.

(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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018