Embalmer earnings by seniority

90th percentile

Top-level embalmer earnings begin at:

$30.91 per hour

$64,280 per year

75th percentile

Senior-level embalmer earnings begin at:

$28.75 per hour

$59,790 per year

50th percentile

Mid-level embalmer earnings begin at:

$22.37 per hour

$46,530 per year

25th percentile

Junior-level embalmer earnings begin at:

$18.43 per hour

$38,320 per year

10th percentile

Starting level embalmer earnings begin at:

$9.20 per hour

$19,130 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 about the same as related careers in Louisiana. On average, they make less than property managers but more than delivery service drivers.

Career Median Salary
Property manager salary $46K
Drafter salary $56K
Embalmer salary $47K
Wedding planner salary $37K
Event planner salary $37K
Upholsterer salary $39K
Delivery service driver salary $32K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)