Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
4,070 6.7 % $22.42 $46,640 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.15 $16.33 $21.27 $27.28 $34.58
Annual Wage (2) $25,260 $33,970 $44,250 $56,740 $71,920


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 4,020 2.93 $22.41 $46,620

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 4,020 2.93 $22.41 $46,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Death Care Services 4,020 2.93 $22.41 $46,620


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 480 0.03 1.01 $24.17 $50,280
Texas 360 0.03 1.07 $21.37 $44,450
Missouri 250 0.09 3.22 $25.39 $52,810
Ohio 210 0.04 1.35 $26.93 $56,010
Florida 200 0.02 0.81 $22.63 $47,070




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 80 0.13 4.68 $18.91 $39,320
Arkansas 140 0.12 4.13 $19.36 $40,270
Alabama 190 0.10 3.42 $19.61 $40,780
Missouri 250 0.09 3.22 $25.39 $52,810
Louisiana 180 0.09 3.37 $22.75 $47,320




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York (8) (8) (8) $44.12 $91,760
Ohio 210 0.04 1.35 $26.93 $56,010
Missouri 250 0.09 3.22 $25.39 $52,810
Oregon (8) (8) (8) $24.98 $51,960
California 480 0.03 1.01 $24.17 $50,280





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 1.34 $23.67 $49,230
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 60 0.12 4.15 $22.73 $47,280
Kansas City, MO-KS 60 0.06 2.07 $24.05 $50,010
Knoxville, TN 60 0.15 5.50 $17.00 $35,360
Oklahoma City, OK 60 0.09 3.23 $24.21 $50,360
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 40 0.03 1.00 $23.52 $48,920
Urban Honolulu, HI 30 0.07 2.53 $17.68 $36,780




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)
Knoxville, TN 60 0.15 5.50 $17.00 $35,360
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 60 0.12 4.15 $22.73 $47,280
Oklahoma City, OK 60 0.09 3.23 $24.21 $50,360
Urban Honolulu, HI 30 0.07 2.53 $17.68 $36,780
Kansas City, MO-KS 60 0.06 2.07 $24.05 $50,010
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 230 0.04 1.34 $23.67 $49,230
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 40 0.03 1.00 $23.52 $48,920




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 (8) (8) (8) $28.24 $58,730
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $25.07 $52,150
Oklahoma City, OK 60 0.09 3.23 $24.21 $50,360
Kansas City, MO-KS 60 0.06 2.07 $24.05 $50,010
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 230 0.04 1.34 $23.67 $49,230
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX (8) (8) (8) $23.58 $49,040
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 40 0.03 1.00 $23.52 $48,920
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 60 0.12 4.15 $22.73 $47,280
Springfield, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $22.62 $47,060
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX (8) (8) (8) $21.97 $45,700

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)
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 16.81 $14.83 $30,840
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 7.93 $18.75 $39,000

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 50 0.47 16.81 $14.83 $30,840
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 7.93 $18.75 $39,000

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) (8) (8) (8) $25.35 $52,720
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 7.93 $18.75 $39,000
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 16.81 $14.83 $30,840


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019