Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
30,940 2.4 % $11.83 $24,600 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.08 $9.08 $10.94 $13.65 $17.10
Annual Wage (2) $16,800 $18,890 $22,750 $28,400 $35,570


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 30,820 23.35 $11.82 $24,590

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 30,820 23.35 $11.82 $24,590

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Death Care Services 30,820 23.35 $11.82 $24,590


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 2,220 0.45 1.85 $10.15 $21,100
Florida 2,020 0.28 1.17 $11.61 $24,160
Pennsylvania 1,770 0.32 1.32 $12.35 $25,700
Texas 1,750 0.17 0.70 $10.89 $22,660
North Carolina 1,660 0.44 1.81 $10.95 $22,780




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 480 0.68 2.82 $10.57 $21,990
South Carolina 1,020 0.58 2.39 $12.63 $26,270
Alabama 940 0.52 2.15 $10.59 $22,030
Ohio 2,220 0.45 1.85 $10.15 $21,100
North Carolina 1,660 0.44 1.81 $10.95 $22,780




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 140 0.05 0.21 $16.86 $35,070
New Jersey 740 0.20 0.81 $16.37 $34,060
Vermont 60 0.19 0.80 $16.23 $33,760
Massachusetts 630 0.20 0.83 $16.11 $33,500
Connecticut 480 0.30 1.24 $15.41 $32,060





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)
Pittsburgh, PA 640 0.57 2.37 $11.64 $24,220
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 570 0.26 1.07 $11.73 $24,410
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 470 0.48 1.99 $11.19 $23,280
St. Louis, MO-IL 460 0.36 1.51 $12.59 $26,190
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 400 0.08 0.32 $15.26 $31,730
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 370 0.10 0.43 $12.72 $26,470
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 340 0.35 1.44 $9.81 $20,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 330 0.09 0.36 $13.99 $29,110
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 330 0.49 2.05 $12.57 $26,150
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 310 0.37 1.55 $10.16 $21,130




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)
Wheeling, WV-OH 90 1.45 6.01 $9.14 $19,010
Lima, OH 70 1.42 5.89 $11.63 $24,190
Rocky Mount, NC 70 1.23 5.09 $13.05 $27,140
Sandusky, OH 40 1.21 5.02 $12.44 $25,880
Williamsport, PA 60 1.11 4.62 $11.54 $24,000
Spartanburg, SC 120 1.05 4.35 $11.72 $24,370
Roanoke, VA 150 1.00 4.16 $11.43 $23,770
Jefferson City, MO 70 0.95 3.92 $10.83 $22,530
Anderson, SC 50 0.91 3.78 $13.16 $27,370
Kokomo, IN 30 0.88 3.66 $9.36 $19,460




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 60 0.36 1.49 $23.65 $49,190
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 60 0.28 1.15 $21.03 $43,740
New Haven, CT 90 0.35 1.47 $18.23 $37,920
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 50 0.27 1.11 $18.19 $37,840
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 50 0.44 1.82 $17.92 $37,280
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 170 0.34 1.40 $17.86 $37,150
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 90 0.31 1.27 $17.51 $36,410
Worcester, MA-CT 90 0.36 1.48 $16.87 $35,080
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 80 0.24 1.00 $15.92 $33,110
Waterbury, CT 40 0.67 2.78 $15.89 $33,050

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)
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 290 1.05 4.36 $10.34 $21,500
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 190 1.06 4.40 $9.95 $20,710
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.34 5.56 $9.55 $19,860
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 170 0.71 2.96 $10.29 $21,400
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 150 0.94 3.91 $10.49 $21,830

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)
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.34 5.56 $9.55 $19,860
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 1.12 4.63 $9.03 $18,780
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 190 1.06 4.40 $9.95 $20,710
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 290 1.05 4.36 $10.34 $21,500
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 1.04 4.32 $9.28 $19,290

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 0.91 $15.41 $32,050
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.59 2.46 $14.68 $30,530
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.51 2.12 $14.11 $29,350
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 110 0.84 3.47 $13.39 $27,850
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.94 3.88 $12.96 $26,950


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.

(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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