Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
31,890 2.3 % $11.66 $24,250 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.16 $9.14 $10.87 $13.50 $16.73
Annual Wage (2) $16,960 $19,010 $22,610 $28,070 $34,800


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 31,830 23.95 $11.66 $24,250

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 31,830 23.95 $11.66 $24,250

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Death Care Services 31,830 23.95 $11.66 $24,250


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)
Ohio 2,640 0.52 2.13 $10.32 $21,460
Florida 2,370 0.33 1.33 $10.90 $22,660
Pennsylvania 1,800 0.32 1.31 $12.27 $25,510
Texas 1,800 0.17 0.69 $10.74 $22,340
Georgia 1,500 0.39 1.61 $11.29 $23,480




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 580 0.82 3.36 $9.87 $20,520
South Carolina 1,150 0.64 2.61 $12.12 $25,200
Ohio 2,640 0.52 2.13 $10.32 $21,460
Alabama 940 0.51 2.10 $11.15 $23,200
Virginia 1,430 0.40 1.63 $11.49 $23,890




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Hampshire 40 0.07 0.29 $15.70 $32,650
Massachusetts 820 0.26 1.05 $15.62 $32,490
Vermont 50 0.16 0.67 $15.22 $31,650
Connecticut 450 0.28 1.13 $15.09 $31,400
Montana 50 0.11 0.43 $14.70 $30,570





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-Marietta, GA 690 0.30 1.24 $11.60 $24,140
Pittsburgh, PA 600 0.53 2.18 $12.11 $25,190
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 520 0.53 2.15 $10.67 $22,190
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 410 0.18 0.72 $14.54 $30,230
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 410 0.36 1.48 $10.82 $22,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 380 0.10 0.40 $13.85 $28,800
Columbus, OH 370 0.40 1.65 $9.65 $20,070
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 340 0.34 1.40 $11.42 $23,740
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 340 0.35 1.41 $10.03 $20,850
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 330 0.09 0.37 $12.47 $25,940




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)
Rocky Mount, NC 70 1.25 5.13 $11.80 $24,540
Lima, OH 60 1.24 5.09 $8.91 $18,530
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 50 1.19 4.88 $8.71 $18,120
Roanoke, VA 170 1.14 4.67 $11.64 $24,200
Jefferson City, MO 80 1.14 4.65 $11.13 $23,150
Kokomo, IN 40 1.11 4.53 $9.77 $20,330
Anderson, IN 40 1.06 4.34 $10.29 $21,390
Williamsport, PA 50 1.02 4.17 $10.97 $22,810
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 300 0.99 4.04 $12.44 $25,870
Spartanburg, SC 110 0.98 4.00 $11.99 $24,940




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)
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 50 0.32 1.31 $21.79 $45,320
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 50 0.41 1.69 $19.29 $40,130
New Haven, CT 50 0.18 0.75 $17.10 $35,560
Barnstable Town, MA 40 0.45 1.84 $16.99 $35,340
Worcester, MA-CT 120 0.47 1.94 $16.54 $34,400
Trenton-Ewing, NJ (8) (8) (8) $16.20 $33,690
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 190 0.35 1.41 $15.73 $32,710
Springfield, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $15.59 $32,440
Waterbury, CT 40 0.59 2.42 $15.59 $32,430
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 40 0.28 1.16 $15.54 $32,320

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)
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 300 1.08 4.41 $9.53 $19,820
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 200 0.73 2.98 $11.59 $24,110
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 190 0.66 2.72 $10.17 $21,150
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 190 1.07 4.38 $9.15 $19,040
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 180 0.72 2.95 $10.51 $21,860

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)
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 170 1.26 5.15 $10.26 $21,350
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 1.22 4.97 $9.75 $20,280
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 60 1.21 4.96 $8.22 $17,090
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 100 1.17 4.76 $10.16 $21,140
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area 90 1.10 4.49 $10.49 $21,810

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)
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 1.59 $14.78 $30,740
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 80 0.56 2.29 $14.04 $29,200
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.97 $29,060
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.59 2.41 $13.83 $28,760
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 40 0.44 1.79 $13.32 $27,710


About May 2012 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 mean 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013