Funeral director earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Funeral director salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Connecticut $109,820
Illinois $61,390
New Jersey $72,160
North Dakota $64,800
Massachusetts $72,840
New Hampshire $67,820
Nebraska $62,520
Iowa $61,310
New York $66,910
Minnesota $70,660
Delaware $63,840
Vermont $68,770
Michigan $58,370
New Mexico $55,330
Wyoming $59,620
Wisconsin $57,210
Maryland $60,630
Kansas $51,370
Virginia $55,980
Montana $56,700
Washington $56,860
Florida $50,660
Utah $40,740
South Dakota $55,360
North Carolina $56,310
Maine $54,180
Ohio $53,060
Oklahoma $50,080
Idaho $51,520
Indiana $53,270
Texas $51,650
Colorado $50,090
Tennessee $47,130
Oregon $49,540
California $45,940
Pennsylvania $42,860
West Virginia $48,440
South Carolina $46,930
Georgia $41,680
Arizona $42,730
Kentucky $44,800
Missouri $38,840
Louisiana $39,930
Arkansas $38,930
Hawaii $35,650
Nevada $33,500
Mississippi $31,180
Puerto Rico $18,750

How do funeral director salaries compare to similar careers?

Funeral directors earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than highway maintenance workers but more than piano tuners.

Career Median Salary
Highway maintenance worker salary $40K
Maintenance worker salary $32K
Make-Up artist salary $31K
Garbage collector salary $37K
Firefighter salary $33K
Funeral director salary $35K
Painting, coating & decorating worker salary $30K
Executive assistant salary $38K
Clergy salary $33K
Piano tuner salary $36K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)