Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
4,200 7.6 % $21.65 $45,040 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.35 $15.29 $20.57 $26.54 $33.61
Annual Wage (2) $23,600 $31,810 $42,780 $55,200 $69,900


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 4,160 3.04 $21.65 $45,030

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 4,160 3.04 $21.65 $45,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Death Care Services 4,160 3.04 $21.65 $45,030


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 420 0.03 0.86 $22.17 $46,110
Kentucky 250 0.13 4.50 $21.05 $43,790
Tennessee 250 0.08 2.87 $18.29 $38,040
Missouri 240 0.09 2.97 $24.75 $51,490
Oklahoma 220 0.14 4.81 $21.13 $43,950




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)
Oklahoma 220 0.14 4.81 $21.13 $43,950
Kentucky 250 0.13 4.50 $21.05 $43,790
Arkansas 130 0.11 3.61 $22.49 $46,780
Missouri 240 0.09 2.97 $24.75 $51,490
Tennessee 250 0.08 2.87 $18.29 $38,040




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ohio 170 0.03 1.06 $27.09 $56,340
Virginia 190 0.05 1.68 $25.04 $52,080
Missouri 240 0.09 2.97 $24.75 $51,490
Oregon 60 0.04 1.20 $23.58 $49,050
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $23.45 $48,770



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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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 110 0.04 1.49 $18.79 $39,080
Oklahoma City, OK 80 0.13 4.56 $22.16 $46,080
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 60 0.11 3.57 $19.29 $40,120
Knoxville, TN 60 0.15 4.99 $15.47 $32,180
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 50 0.04 1.26 (8) (8)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 1.12 $27.39 $56,970


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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)
Knoxville, TN 60 0.15 4.99 $15.47 $32,180
Oklahoma City, OK 80 0.13 4.56 $22.16 $46,080
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 60 0.11 3.57 $19.29 $40,120
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 50 0.04 1.26 (8) (8)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 110 0.04 1.49 $18.79 $39,080
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 1.12 $27.39 $56,970


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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)
Dayton, OH (8) (8) (8) $28.26 $58,770
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 1.12 $27.39 $56,970
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $24.43 $50,820
Kansas City, MO-KS (8) (8) (8) $23.18 $48,220
Oklahoma City, OK 80 0.13 4.56 $22.16 $46,080
Colorado Springs, CO (8) (8) (8) $19.30 $40,130
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 60 0.11 3.57 $19.29 $40,120
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC (8) (8) (8) $18.91 $39,320
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 110 0.04 1.49 $18.79 $39,080
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $17.41 $36,210

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 Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 9.43 $17.74 $36,890

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 Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 9.43 $17.74 $36,890

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 Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.78 $53,610
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 9.43 $17.74 $36,890


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