Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

11-9061 Funeral Service Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the services or resources of funeral homes. Includes activities such as determining prices for services or merchandise and managing the facilities of funeral homes. Excludes "Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors" (39-4031).


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)
8,300 3.2 % $40.61 $84,470 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.52 $25.62 $34.08 $47.72 $68.63
Annual Wage (2) $38,530 $53,280 $70,890 $99,250 $142,750


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 8,260 6.13 $40.65 $84,560

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 8,260 6.13 $40.65 $84,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Death Care Services 8,260 6.13 $40.65 $84,560


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 630 0.05 0.91 $35.49 $73,820
Pennsylvania 540 0.10 1.58 $46.58 $96,890
California 540 0.03 0.57 $29.53 $61,410
Ohio 520 0.10 1.65 $45.09 $93,780
Illinois 470 0.08 1.33 $32.96 $68,550




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 160 0.23 3.74 $34.03 $70,780
Alabama 290 0.15 2.53 $32.07 $66,700
Mississippi 140 0.13 2.10 $23.64 $49,180
Oklahoma 190 0.12 1.98 $36.66 $76,260
North Dakota 50 0.12 1.91 $33.20 $69,050




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 400 0.04 0.73 $70.87 $147,420
New Jersey 150 0.04 0.63 $58.32 $121,300
North Carolina 270 0.06 1.07 $52.81 $109,840
Kansas 70 0.05 0.86 $51.51 $107,140
Maryland 210 0.08 1.33 $50.88 $105,830





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)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 270 0.08 1.25 $36.63 $76,190
Pittsburgh, PA 230 0.20 3.32 $46.66 $97,060
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 200 0.03 0.50 $75.65 $157,350
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 140 0.13 2.22 $32.89 $68,420
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 130 0.05 0.76 $35.99 $74,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.03 0.49 $28.54 $59,360
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 120 0.05 0.79 (8) (8)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 100 0.08 1.32 $57.75 $120,120
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 90 0.07 1.23 (8) (8)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 90 0.05 0.83 $38.56 $80,200




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)
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 90 0.25 4.15 $39.37 $81,880
Pittsburgh, PA 230 0.20 3.32 $46.66 $97,060
Akron, OH 50 0.16 2.60 $51.11 $106,320
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 140 0.13 2.22 $32.89 $68,420
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 50 0.08 1.40 $36.74 $76,410
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 80 0.08 1.32 $29.97 $62,340
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 40 0.08 1.30 (8) (8)
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 30 0.08 1.29 $32.71 $68,040
Columbus, OH 90 0.08 1.41 $34.12 $70,960
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 270 0.08 1.25 $36.63 $76,190




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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 200 0.03 0.50 $75.65 $157,350
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 100 0.08 1.32 $57.75 $120,120
Akron, OH 50 0.16 2.60 $51.11 $106,320
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.06 1.03 $47.74 $99,300
Pittsburgh, PA 230 0.20 3.32 $46.66 $97,060
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 60 0.03 0.44 $45.56 $94,760
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 40 0.02 0.36 $44.84 $93,260
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 80 0.03 0.55 $41.74 $86,830
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $39.86 $82,920
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 90 0.25 4.15 $39.37 $81,880

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)
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 8.20 $24.90 $51,790
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.28 4.61 $28.95 $60,210
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 2.54 (8) (8)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 3.04 $32.67 $67,950
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.38 6.28 (8) (8)

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)
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 8.20 $24.90 $51,790
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.38 6.28 (8) (8)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.28 4.61 $28.95 $60,210
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 3.91 $34.31 $71,360
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 3.04 $32.67 $67,950

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)
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $38.63 $80,340
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $34.41 $71,580
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 3.91 $34.31 $71,360
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 3.04 $32.67 $67,950
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $30.02 $62,440


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016