Embalmer earnings by seniority

90th percentile

Top-level embalmer earnings begin at:

$39.01 per hour

$81,150 per year

75th percentile

Senior-level embalmer earnings begin at:

$29.89 per hour

$62,170 per year

50th percentile

Mid-level embalmer earnings begin at:

$22.26 per hour

$46,310 per year

25th percentile

Junior-level embalmer earnings begin at:

$21.56 per hour

$44,840 per year

10th percentile

Starting level embalmer earnings begin at:

$10.15 per hour

$21,110 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 Ohio. On average, they make less than property managers but more than garbage collectors.

Career Median Salary
Property manager salary $48K
Drafter salary $62K
Wedding planner salary $49K
Event planner salary $49K
Embalmer salary $46K
Exterminator salary $38K
Optician salary $46K
Delivery service driver salary $37K
Garbage collector salary $39K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)