Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
6,360 5.6 % $21.66 $45,060 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.98 $16.61 $21.06 $26.11 $30.97
Annual Wage (2) $27,010 $34,540 $43,800 $54,300 $64,410


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 6,290 4.77 $21.68 $45,090

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 6,290 4.77 $21.68 $45,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Death Care Services 6,290 4.77 $21.68 $45,090


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 540 0.14 2.88 $20.28 $42,180
California 470 0.03 0.68 $23.07 $47,980
Texas 470 0.05 0.92 $18.29 $38,050
Illinois 410 0.07 1.47 $25.06 $52,130
Ohio 390 0.08 1.59 $23.03 $47,900




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 170 0.15 3.03 $19.89 $41,370
Rhode Island 60 0.14 2.85 (8) (8)
Georgia 540 0.14 2.88 $20.28 $42,180
Kansas 170 0.13 2.58 $20.09 $41,780
Massachusetts 390 0.12 2.48 $28.16 $58,580




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 40 0.02 0.32 $37.77 $78,550
Connecticut 100 0.06 1.27 $29.02 $60,360
Massachusetts 390 0.12 2.48 $28.16 $58,580
Maryland 130 0.05 1.02 $25.85 $53,770
Illinois 410 0.07 1.47 $25.06 $52,130





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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 260 0.12 2.34 $21.22 $44,140
Columbus, OH 110 0.12 2.51 $20.75 $43,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.03 0.51 $19.82 $41,220
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 100 0.19 3.77 $20.49 $42,610
Baltimore-Towson, MD 80 0.06 1.26 $23.90 $49,720
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 80 0.06 1.28 $22.71 $47,230
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 70 0.13 2.54 $28.67 $59,630
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 70 0.07 1.38 $27.84 $57,910
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 70 0.12 2.46 (8) (8)
Kansas City, MO-KS 60 0.06 1.30 $16.46 $34,230




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 50 0.31 6.31 $12.10 $25,170
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 50 0.24 4.94 $23.38 $48,640
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 100 0.19 3.77 $20.49 $42,610
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 70 0.13 2.54 $28.67 $59,630
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 70 0.12 2.46 (8) (8)
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 40 0.12 2.40 $16.43 $34,160
Columbus, OH 110 0.12 2.51 $20.75 $43,170
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 260 0.12 2.34 $21.22 $44,140
Richmond, VA 40 0.07 1.43 $21.61 $44,950
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 70 0.07 1.38 $27.84 $57,910




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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 30 0.02 0.38 $40.94 $85,150
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $31.12 $64,730
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 70 0.13 2.54 $28.67 $59,630
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $27.93 $58,100
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 70 0.07 1.38 $27.84 $57,910
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.68 $26.74 $55,610
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.76 $26.33 $54,770
Bakersfield-Delano, CA (8) (8) (8) $24.17 $50,280
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 50 0.02 0.42 $23.93 $49,770
Baltimore-Towson, MD 80 0.06 1.26 $23.90 $49,720

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)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.43 8.76 $20.79 $43,240
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 9.52 $19.33 $40,210
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 5.11 $17.57 $36,550
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 3.56 $15.82 $32,900
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.44 8.93 $19.85 $41,290

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 50 0.47 9.52 $19.33 $40,210
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.44 8.93 $19.85 $41,290
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.43 8.76 $20.79 $43,240
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 5.11 $17.57 $36,550
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 4.99 $17.51 $36,430

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $24.10 $50,140
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.43 8.76 $20.79 $43,240
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.44 8.93 $19.85 $41,290
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 9.52 $19.33 $40,210
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.84 $39,190


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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