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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

11-9171 Funeral Home Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the services or resources of funeral homes. Includes activities such as determining prices for services or merchandise and managing the facilities of funeral homes. Excludes “Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Arrangers” (39-4031).


National estimates for Funeral Home Managers
Industry profile for Funeral Home Managers
Geographic profile for Funeral Home Managers

National estimates for Funeral Home Managers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Funeral Home Managers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
12,710 3.4 % $ 39.86 $ 82,900 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Funeral Home Managers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 20.32 $ 24.13 $ 35.58 $ 47.11 $ 65.22
Annual Wage (2) $ 42,260 $ 50,200 $ 74,000 $ 97,980 $ 135,660


Industry profile for Funeral Home Managers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Funeral Home Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Death Care Services 12,650 9.56 $ 39.86 $ 82,900

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Funeral Home Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Death Care Services 12,650 9.56 $ 39.86 $ 82,900

Top paying industries for Funeral Home Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Death Care Services 12,650 9.56 $ 39.86 $ 82,900


Geographic profile for Funeral Home Managers:

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



Map of employment of funeral home managers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Funeral Home Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 1,580 0.13 1.44 $ 32.10 $ 66,780
New York 820 0.09 1.05 $ 45.33 $ 94,290
Pennsylvania 800 0.14 1.59 $ 47.78 $ 99,370
Florida 800 0.09 1.03 $ 36.65 $ 76,220
California 750 0.05 0.50 $ 39.40 $ 81,950


Map of location quotient of funeral home managers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Funeral Home Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 150 0.32 3.55 $ 55.51 $ 115,460
Kentucky 490 0.27 2.98 $ 28.27 $ 58,800
West Virginia 130 0.19 2.12 $ 32.88 $ 68,380
Tennessee 500 0.17 1.84 $ 56.18 $ 116,850
Pennsylvania 800 0.14 1.59 $ 47.78 $ 99,370


Map of annual mean wages of funeral home managers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Funeral Home Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 210 0.06 0.62 $ 62.52 $ 130,030
New Jersey 490 0.13 1.41 $ 56.43 $ 117,370
Tennessee 500 0.17 1.84 $ 56.18 $ 116,850
Rhode Island 150 0.32 3.55 $ 55.51 $ 115,460
New Hampshire 40 0.07 0.78 $ 51.07 $ 106,230



Map of employment of funeral home managers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Funeral Home Managers:

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 820 0.09 1.05 $ 54.24 $ 112,820
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 390 0.14 1.50 $ 33.82 $ 70,340
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 350 0.10 1.07 $ 33.70 $ 70,100
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 290 0.05 0.56 $ 37.92 $ 78,880
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 270 0.10 1.15 $ 50.72 $ 105,490
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 230 0.09 1.05 $ 38.82 $ 80,740
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 220 0.05 0.57 $ 41.68 $ 86,700
Pittsburgh, PA 180 0.17 1.93 $ 49.20 $ 102,340
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 160 0.30 3.32 $ 53.42 $ 111,110
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 160 0.06 0.68 $ 38.02 $ 79,080


Map of location quotient of funeral home managers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Funeral Home Managers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 50 0.35 3.92 $ 30.06 $ 62,530
Utica-Rome, NY 40 0.32 3.49 $ 36.10 $ 75,090
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 160 0.30 3.32 $ 53.42 $ 111,110
Mobile, AL 30 0.19 2.11 $ 39.13 $ 81,400
Knoxville, TN 70 0.19 2.08 (8) (8)
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 110 0.18 2.00 $ 32.67 $ 67,950
Pittsburgh, PA 180 0.17 1.93 $ 49.20 $ 102,340
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 40 0.17 1.87 $ 40.76 $ 84,780
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 30 0.16 1.79 $ 41.08 $ 85,450
Chattanooga, TN-GA 40 0.15 1.62 (8) (8)


Map of annual mean wages of funeral home managers by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Funeral Home Managers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 110 0.04 0.42 $ 56.13 $ 116,760
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 50 0.13 1.48 $ 55.48 $ 115,400
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 820 0.09 1.05 $ 54.24 $ 112,820
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 40 0.12 1.32 $ 53.43 $ 111,140
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 160 0.30 3.32 $ 53.42 $ 111,110
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 270 0.10 1.15 $ 50.72 $ 105,490
Pittsburgh, PA 180 0.17 1.93 $ 49.20 $ 102,340
Raleigh, NC 30 0.05 0.56 $ 48.39 $ 100,650
Greensboro-High Point, NC 40 0.10 1.13 $ 46.76 $ 97,260
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 80 0.07 0.75 $ 45.72 $ 95,100

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Funeral Home Managers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.24 2.71 $ 36.96 $ 76,880
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.31 3.44 $ 30.46 $ 63,350
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.79 8.73 $ 23.74 $ 49,370
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.41 4.59 $ 25.46 $ 52,950
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 4.13 $ 22.19 $ 46,160

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Funeral Home Managers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.79 8.73 $ 23.74 $ 49,370
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.41 4.59 $ 25.46 $ 52,950
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 4.13 $ 22.19 $ 46,160
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 4.03 $ 28.48 $ 59,240
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.31 3.44 $ 30.46 $ 63,350

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Funeral Home Managers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 3.13 $ 42.20 $ 87,780
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.23 2.54 $ 37.53 $ 78,070
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.24 2.71 $ 36.96 $ 76,880
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.24 2.71 $ 36.68 $ 76,300
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 2.99 $ 35.98 $ 74,840


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.

(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