Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

39-4011 Embalmers

Prepare bodies for interment in conformity with legal requirements.


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)
6,780 5.5 % $21.29 $44,280 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.80 $16.49 $20.91 $25.64 $30.30
Annual Wage (2) $26,630 $34,290 $43,480 $53,330 $63,030


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 6,720 5.10 $21.29 $44,280

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 6,720 5.10 $21.29 $44,280

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Death Care Services 6,720 5.10 $21.29 $44,280


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)
Georgia 640 0.17 3.21 $19.57 $40,700
California 510 0.04 0.68 $22.88 $47,580
Ohio 460 0.09 1.74 $22.22 $46,220
Massachusetts 430 0.14 2.61 $27.91 $58,050
Virginia 420 0.12 2.25 $23.63 $49,150




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)
Arkansas 200 0.18 3.37 $20.65 $42,950
Georgia 640 0.17 3.21 $19.57 $40,700
Rhode Island 60 0.14 2.64 $22.15 $46,060
Massachusetts 430 0.14 2.61 $27.91 $58,050
Virginia 420 0.12 2.25 $23.63 $49,150




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 430 0.14 2.61 $27.91 $58,050
Connecticut 90 0.06 1.11 $26.82 $55,790
Illinois 390 0.07 1.31 $25.07 $52,150
Iowa (8) (8) (8) $24.80 $51,580
Maryland 130 0.05 0.96 $24.34 $50,620

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)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 350 0.21 3.94 $28.23 $58,720
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 340 0.15 2.85 $20.20 $42,020
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 270 0.08 1.41 $26.45 $55,020
Columbus, OH 110 0.13 2.36 $20.51 $42,660
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 90 0.19 3.47 $21.36 $44,420
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 90 0.13 2.40 $18.86 $39,230
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 90 0.08 1.50 $20.36 $42,340
Baltimore-Towson, MD 90 0.07 1.33 $23.42 $48,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 0.41 $19.39 $40,330
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 70 0.13 2.34 $22.23 $46,230




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)
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 60 0.39 7.39 $13.17 $27,380
Lynchburg, VA 30 0.33 6.22 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 350 0.21 3.94 $28.23 $58,720
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 90 0.19 3.47 $21.36 $44,420
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.18 3.37 $20.07 $41,740
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 340 0.15 2.85 $20.20 $42,020
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 90 0.13 2.40 $18.86 $39,230
Columbus, OH 110 0.13 2.36 $20.51 $42,660
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 70 0.13 2.34 $22.23 $46,230
Richmond, VA 70 0.11 2.12 $21.97 $45,700




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 30 0.04 0.69 $30.71 $63,880
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 350 0.21 3.94 $28.23 $58,720
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.94 $27.77 $57,760
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH (8) (8) (8) $27.13 $56,420
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 270 0.08 1.41 $26.45 $55,020
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $25.79 $53,640
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $25.59 $53,220
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA (8) (8) (8) $24.97 $51,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.32 $50,570
Baltimore-Towson, MD 90 0.07 1.33 $23.42 $48,710

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.56 10.53 $19.31 $40,170
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.31 5.75 $23.06 $47,960
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 7.42 $17.68 $36,770
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 5.47 $15.93 $33,130
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 5.87 $20.61 $42,870

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.56 10.53 $19.31 $40,170
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 7.42 $17.68 $36,770
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 6.37 $25.13 $52,270
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 5.87 $20.61 $42,870
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.31 5.75 $23.06 $47,960

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 6.37 $25.13 $52,270
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.31 5.75 $23.06 $47,960
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.12 $43,930
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 5.87 $20.61 $42,870
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 3.28 $19.37 $40,290


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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