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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
35,340 2.5 % $13.69 $28,480 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.09 $10.41 $12.69 $15.74 $19.64
Annual Wage (2) $18,900 $21,650 $26,400 $32,740 $40,860


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 35,120 25.62 $13.69 $28,470

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 35,120 25.62 $13.69 $28,470

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Death Care Services 35,120 25.62 $13.69 $28,470


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 2,500 0.29 1.19 $12.16 $25,290
Ohio 2,500 0.46 1.89 $13.00 $27,040
Pennsylvania 2,420 0.41 1.69 $13.95 $29,020
California 2,160 0.13 0.52 $18.08 $37,610
Texas 2,060 0.17 0.70 $12.89 $26,810




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 640 0.91 3.74 $12.40 $25,800
Iowa 820 0.53 2.18 $13.89 $28,880
South Carolina 1,060 0.51 2.11 $11.59 $24,100
Indiana 1,450 0.48 1.95 $11.28 $23,460
Ohio 2,500 0.46 1.89 $13.00 $27,040




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $20.85 $43,370
Massachusetts 880 0.25 1.01 $20.45 $42,540
California 2,160 0.13 0.52 $18.08 $37,610
Vermont 80 0.26 1.05 $18.08 $37,600
Idaho 50 0.07 0.29 $17.00 $35,360





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,070 0.11 0.46 $14.98 $31,150
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 810 0.31 1.27 $12.44 $25,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 780 0.13 0.52 $19.26 $40,070
Pittsburgh, PA 770 0.67 2.76 $14.33 $29,810
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 720 0.27 1.10 $13.51 $28,100
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 680 0.24 0.98 $15.39 $32,020
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 650 0.24 0.97 $21.93 $45,610
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 510 0.11 0.45 $12.19 $25,340
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 480 0.36 1.49 $11.88 $24,700
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 470 0.46 1.87 $13.00 $27,040




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 2.08 8.53 $10.33 $21,480
Kokomo, IN 50 1.30 5.34 $10.72 $22,300
Lynchburg, VA 110 1.09 4.45 $11.21 $23,320
Asheville, NC 200 1.04 4.24 $11.22 $23,330
Beckley, WV 40 1.00 4.11 $10.08 $20,960
York-Hanover, PA 180 0.98 4.00 $13.51 $28,090
Duluth, MN-WI 120 0.98 4.01 $18.06 $37,570
Johnson City, TN 70 0.91 3.74 $18.64 $38,770
Springfield, OH 40 0.79 3.23 $11.27 $23,440
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 90 0.79 3.24 $11.61 $24,150