Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

39-4831 Funeral Service Managers, Directors, Morticians, and Undertakers

This OES occupation is a combination of data collected for the 2010 SOC occupations 11-9061 Funeral Service Managers, 39-4031 Morticians, Undertakers and Funeral Directors and the 2000 SOC occupation 11-9061 Funeral Directors.


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)
29,760 2.0 % $29.55 $61,460 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.18 $18.85 $25.38 $34.31 $46.73
Annual Wage (2) $29,490 $39,200 $52,790 $71,360 $97,200


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 29,220 22.14 $29.49 $61,340
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 360 0.02 $34.35 $71,440

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 29,220 22.14 $29.49 $61,340
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 360 0.02 $34.35 $71,440

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 360 0.02 $34.35 $71,440
Death Care Services 29,220 22.14 $29.49 $61,340


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)
Texas 2,310 0.22 0.97 $23.96 $49,840
New York 1,950 0.23 1.00 $40.25 $83,730
California 1,630 0.12 0.50 $33.54 $69,760
Pennsylvania 1,540 0.28 1.20 $29.10 $60,530
Florida 1,390 0.19 0.84 $29.75 $61,880




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 0.66 2.86 $24.51 $50,990
Kentucky 880 0.51 2.18 $27.26 $56,700
Vermont 140 0.49 2.11 $28.07 $58,380
Mississippi 480 0.44 1.91 $20.00 $41,600
Kansas 580 0.44 1.90 $19.19 $39,920




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,950 0.23 1.00 $40.25 $83,730
New Jersey 740 0.20 0.84 $38.27 $79,600
Connecticut 290 0.18 0.78 $37.19 $77,350
Massachusetts 820 0.26 1.12 $35.50 $73,830
Minnesota 450 0.17 0.75 $35.03 $72,860





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 900 0.18 0.77 $42.13 $87,630
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 600 0.17 0.72 $35.59 $74,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 490 0.13 0.55 $41.86 $87,080
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 470 0.18 0.79 $31.06 $64,610
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 410 0.25 1.07 $41.31 $85,920
Pittsburgh, PA 340 0.31 1.33 $24.32 $50,590
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 320 0.16 0.67 $22.15 $46,070
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 300 0.17 0.72 $30.50 $63,440
Baltimore-Towson, MD 290 0.23 0.98 $31.83 $66,200
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 270 0.12 0.52 $28.92 $60,160




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)
Johnstown, PA 60 1.03 4.44 $30.18 $62,770
Anderson, IN 40 0.96 4.13 $31.44 $65,390
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 90 0.81 3.49 $23.24 $48,340
Owensboro, KY 40 0.77 3.31 $31.42 $65,350
Dover, DE 40 0.68 2.93 $32.12 $66,810
Jonesboro, AR 30 0.66 2.84 $20.64 $42,930
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 150 0.59 2.53 $30.43 $63,300
Spartanburg, SC 70 0.58 2.52 $32.02 $66,600
Charleston, WV 80 0.55 2.39 $23.30 $48,460
Anderson, SC 30 0.55 2.35 $31.68 $65,900




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)
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 230 0.19 0.81 $58.22 $121,090
Columbus, OH 70 0.07 0.31 $44.35 $92,240
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA (8) (8) (8) $42.89 $89,200
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 900 0.18 0.77 $42.13 $87,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 490 0.13 0.55 $41.86 $87,080
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 410 0.25 1.07 $41.31 $85,920
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $40.82 $84,910
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.24 1.05 $40.23 $83,680
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 50 0.23 0.99 $39.95 $83,100
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 90 0.17 0.73 $39.61 $82,390

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 290 0.77 3.31 $16.52 $34,350
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 210 0.72 3.11 $28.69 $59,670
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 200 0.89 3.83 $30.62 $63,690
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 160 1.08 4.65 $29.42 $61,200
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 160 1.15 4.94 $21.32 $44,340

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)
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 160 1.15 4.94 $21.32 $44,340
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 160 1.08 4.65 $29.42 $61,200
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 120 1.01 4.37 $24.83 $51,660
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 80 0.97 4.17 $28.06 $58,360
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 60 0.94 4.05 $17.60 $36,600

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)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $40.88 $85,040
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 1.71 $39.34 $81,820
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 1.92 $38.90 $80,920
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 2.24 $37.16 $77,290
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.46 1.99 $36.66 $76,240


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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