Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
35,290 2.5 % $12.42 $25,840 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.47 $9.54 $11.43 $14.42 $18.33
Annual Wage (2) $17,620 $19,850 $23,770 $29,990 $38,120


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 35,110 26.03 $12.41 $25,820
Employment Services 50 0.00 $12.92 $26,870

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 35,110 26.03 $12.41 $25,820
Employment Services 50 0.00 $12.92 $26,870

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Employment Services 50 (7) $12.92 $26,870
Death Care Services 35,110 26.03 $12.41 $25,820


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)
Florida 2,590 0.33 1.28 $11.92 $24,800
California 2,470 0.16 0.62 $14.84 $30,870
Ohio 2,330 0.44 1.73 $11.02 $22,920
Pennsylvania 2,180 0.38 1.49 $11.69 $24,320
Texas 2,040 0.18 0.69 $11.21 $23,320



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 420 0.59 2.30 $11.70 $24,330
South Carolina 1,070 0.56 2.18 $10.86 $22,600
Virginia 1,680 0.45 1.78 $12.69 $26,390
Alabama 860 0.45 1.78 $10.63 $22,100
Tennessee 1,240 0.44 1.73 $11.59 $24,100



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 400 0.24 0.95 $17.72 $36,860
New Hampshire 60 0.09 0.37 $17.53 $36,470
Massachusetts 580 0.17 0.67 $17.41 $36,200
New Jersey 1,010 0.26 1.01 $17.09 $35,560
Vermont 80 0.28 1.09 $16.26 $33,820




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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 930 0.14 0.56 $15.36 $31,960
Pittsburgh, PA 730 0.64 2.51 $9.83 $20,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 660 0.16 0.63 $14.89 $30,970
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 550 0.22 0.86 $12.32 $25,630
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 530 0.52 2.04 $10.91 $22,680
St. Louis, MO-IL 490 0.37 1.46 $11.47 $23,870
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 450 0.57 2.24 $11.47 $23,860
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 410 0.34 1.31 $11.42 $23,760
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 410 0.37 1.45 $11.85 $24,640
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 370 0.42 1.64 $12.09 $25,150



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)
Bay City, MI 70 1.90 7.43 $9.72 $20,210
Springfield, OH 80 1.65 6.45 $9.97 $20,730
Lynchburg, VA 150 1.53 5.99 $12.96 $26,960
Williamsport, PA 70 1.41 5.49 $12.67 $26,340
Cumberland, MD-WV 50 1.37 5.35 $13.04 $27,120
Beckley, WV 60 1.32 5.17 $10.11 $21,030
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 80 1.30 5.09 $12.66 $26,340
Wheeling, WV-OH 70 1.10 4.30 $10.80 $22,470
Flint, MI 140 1.07 4.18 $12.12 $25,210
Roanoke, VA 160 1.03 4.02 $12.11 $25,190