Embalmer earnings by seniority

90th percentile

Top-level embalmer earnings begin at:

$18.41 per hour

$38,283 per year

75th percentile

Senior-level embalmer earnings begin at:

$15.05 per hour

$31,301 per year

50th percentile

Mid-level embalmer earnings begin at:

$12.03 per hour

$25,027 per year

25th percentile

Junior-level embalmer earnings begin at:

$9.62 per hour

$20,010 per year

10th percentile

Starting level embalmer earnings begin at:

$7.87 per hour

$16,361 per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Embalmer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
New Jersey $87,510
Illinois $72,700
Connecticut $61,400
West Virginia $61,340
Iowa $59,250
Missouri $58,530
California $56,930
Nebraska $48,970
Virginia $48,680
Colorado $48,660
Florida $47,960
Washington $47,920
Oregon $47,830
Michigan $47,320
South Carolina $47,110
New York $46,640
Louisiana $46,530
Mississippi $46,440
Ohio $46,310
Kansas $46,170
Kentucky $46,150
Texas $43,420
Georgia $43,300
Massachusetts $42,450
Hawaii $39,660
Arkansas $39,190
Arizona $38,380
Oklahoma $37,680
Indiana $36,750
Alabama $36,720
Tennessee $36,560
North Carolina $36,510
Nevada $29,000

How do embalmer salaries compare to similar careers?

Embalmers earn 14% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than exterminators but more than upholsterers.

Career Median Salary
Exterminator salary $43K
Engraver salary $40K
Computer repair technician salary $38K
Dog groomer salary $32K
Event planner salary $27K
Embalmer salary $25K
Personal care aide salary $25K
Optician salary $23K
Wedding planner salary $21K
Upholsterer salary $18K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)