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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

39-4011 Embalmers

Prepare bodies for interment in conformity with legal requirements.


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)
3,890 7.7 % $24.09 $50,100 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.54 $17.35 $22.96 $29.21 $36.59
Annual Wage (2) $26,090 $36,090 $47,760 $60,760 $76,110


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 3,840 2.81 $24.09 $50,100

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 3,840 2.81 $24.09 $50,100

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Death Care Services 3,840 2.81 $24.09 $50,100


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)
California 490 0.03 1.05 $25.68 $53,420
Texas 460 0.04 1.40 $22.25 $46,290
Florida 270 0.03 1.17 $28.15 $58,560
Ohio 230 0.04 1.56 $26.18 $54,440
Missouri 210 0.08 2.86 $26.65 $55,440




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)
Hawaii 70 0.11 4.32 $20.50 $42,640
Arkansas 100 0.09 3.23 $19.89 $41,380
Oklahoma 130 0.08 2.94 $21.39 $44,500
Missouri 210 0.08 2.86 $26.65 $55,440
Louisiana 150 0.08 3.02 $24.47 $50,900




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 40 0.02 0.86 $33.26 $69,190
Wisconsin (8) (8) (8) $28.73 $59,750
Florida 270 0.03 1.17 $28.15 $58,560
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $27.08 $56,330
Missouri 210 0.08 2.86 $26.65 $55,440





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 230 0.04 1.40 $25.31 $52,650
St. Louis, MO-IL 100 0.07 2.67 $24.56 $51,090
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 70 0.03 1.09 $27.71 $57,640
Oklahoma City, OK 70 0.10 3.92 $23.84 $49,580
Kansas City, MO-KS 60 0.05 1.97 $24.52 $51,000
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 40 0.08 3.02 $24.28 $50,500
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 30 0.03 0.95 $23.86 $49,630
Urban Honolulu, HI 30 0.07 2.61 $18.44 $38,340




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)
Oklahoma City, OK 70 0.10 3.92 $23.84 $49,580
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 40 0.08 3.02 $24.28 $50,500
Urban Honolulu, HI 30 0.07 2.61 $18.44 $38,340
St. Louis, MO-IL 100 0.07 2.67 $24.56 $51,090
Kansas City, MO-KS 60 0.05 1.97 $24.52 $51,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 230 0.04 1.40 $25.31 $52,650
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 30 0.03 0.95 $23.86 $49,630
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 70 0.03 1.09 $27.71 $57,640




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)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 70 0.03 1.09 $27.71 $57,640
Wichita, KS (8) (8) (8) $26.82 $55,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 230 0.04 1.40 $25.31 $52,650
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX (8) (8) (8) $24.92 $51,830
St. Louis, MO-IL 100 0.07 2.67 $24.56 $51,090
Kansas City, MO-KS 60 0.05 1.97 $24.52 $51,000
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 40 0.08 3.02 $24.28 $50,500
Springfield, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $23.90 $49,720
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 30 0.03 0.95 $23.86 $49,630
Oklahoma City, OK 70 0.10 3.92 $23.84 $49,580

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) 50 0.14 5.35 $26.38 $54,870
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 13.72 (8) (8)

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)
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 13.72 (8) (8)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 50 0.14 5.35 $26.38 $54,870

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)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $33.27 $69,190
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 50 0.14 5.35 $26.38 $54,870
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.77 $47,350
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.21 $33,720


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020