Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

39-4021 Funeral Attendants

Perform a variety of tasks during funeral, such as placing casket in parlor or chapel prior to service; arranging floral offerings or lights around casket; directing or escorting mourners; closing casket; and issuing and storing funeral equipment.


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)
29,810 2.8 % $11.82 $24,590 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.96 $9.12 $11.05 $13.70 $16.78
Annual Wage (2) $16,570 $18,980 $22,990 $28,490 $34,910


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 29,700 22.55 $11.82 $24,580

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 29,700 22.55 $11.82 $24,580

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Death Care Services 29,700 22.55 $11.82 $24,580


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)
Ohio 2,200 0.45 1.91 $10.91 $22,690
Florida 1,860 0.26 1.12 $12.02 $25,010
California 1,840 0.13 0.56 $13.43 $27,940
Pennsylvania 1,770 0.32 1.37 $12.50 $26,010
Texas 1,750 0.17 0.74 $9.85 $20,490




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)
West Virginia 460 0.68 2.88 $9.68 $20,130
South Carolina 860 0.49 2.10 $13.47 $28,020
Michigan 1,680 0.45 1.91 $11.82 $24,590
Ohio 2,200 0.45 1.91 $10.91 $22,690
North Carolina 1,560 0.41 1.76 $10.89 $22,640




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 500 0.13 0.57 $18.00 $37,440
Washington 110 0.04 0.18 $17.80 $37,030
Massachusetts 520 0.17 0.71 $15.59 $32,420
Connecticut 330 0.21 0.87 $14.84 $30,860
Utah 140 0.12 0.53 $14.57 $30,300

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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 580 0.15 0.65 $13.89 $28,890
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 550 0.57 2.41 $11.70 $24,330
Pittsburgh, PA 540 0.50 2.13 $12.60 $26,210
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 510 0.23 0.99 $11.97 $24,910
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 420 0.41 1.76 $13.26 $27,590
St. Louis, MO-IL 380 0.31 1.30 $12.60 $26,200
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 380 0.08 0.33 $14.94 $31,070
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 380 0.11 0.46 $12.62 $26,260
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 310 0.45 1.93 $11.65 $24,230
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 280 0.26 1.10 $11.32 $23,550




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)
Lynchburg, VA 160 1.67 7.12 $9.25 $19,240
Wheeling, WV-OH 90 1.46 6.22 $9.37 $19,490
Danville, VA 50 1.30 5.56 $8.41 $17,480
Anderson, IN 50 1.28 5.46 $11.26 $23,420
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 60 1.02 4.36 $12.15 $25,260
Anderson, SC 60 1.02 4.36 $10.18 $21,170
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI 80 1.00 4.27 $9.41 $19,570
Sandusky, OH 30 0.91 3.89 $12.74 $26,500
Lawton, OK 30 0.84 3.56 $10.81 $22,480
Springfield, IL 90 0.81 3.46 $14.03 $29,180




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)
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 40 0.26 1.10 $21.79 $45,330
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 60 0.26 1.10 $20.69 $43,030
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL (8) (8) (8) $19.42 $40,400
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.17 $39,880
New Haven, CT 70 0.28 1.17 $18.89 $39,300
Salt Lake City, UT 70 0.11 0.47 $18.57 $38,630
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 60 0.25 1.07 $18.57 $38,620
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC (8) (8) (8) $18.34 $38,150
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 0.43 $18.20 $37,860
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 160 0.33 1.39 $18.13 $37,710

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 260 0.69 2.92 $9.94 $20,670
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 200 0.72 3.07 $10.26 $21,340
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 180 1.09 4.65 $12.89 $26,820
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 160 0.67 2.87 $9.14 $19,000
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.86 3.68 $10.58 $22,000

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)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 180 1.09 4.65 $12.89 $26,820
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area 70 1.07 4.57 $10.35 $21,530
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 1.06 4.51 $9.69 $20,150
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 1.03 4.37 $9.87 $20,540
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 120 1.00 4.28 $10.52 $21,870

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)
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.46 1.94 $14.97 $31,150
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 40 0.55 2.34 $14.72 $30,620
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.59 $30,340
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.57 2.43 $14.38 $29,910
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.62 2.63 $13.29 $27,630


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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