Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
3,650 5.9 % $20.24 $42,100 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.58 $15.33 $20.06 $24.55 $29.05
Annual Wage (2) $24,080 $31,890 $41,720 $51,070 $60,430


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 3,610 2.68 $20.24 $42,090

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 3,610 2.68 $20.24 $42,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Death Care Services 3,610 2.68 $20.24 $42,090


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)
California 450 0.03 1.11 $22.99 $47,820
Georgia 390 0.10 3.66 $16.94 $35,240
Texas 250 0.02 0.81 $19.54 $40,640
Florida 240 0.03 1.16 $19.96 $41,520
Illinois 190 0.03 1.19 (8) (8)




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)
Georgia 390 0.10 3.66 $16.94 $35,240
Kansas 120 0.09 3.33 $22.62 $47,060
Louisiana 160 0.08 3.06 $20.26 $42,140
Arkansas 100 0.08 3.09 $20.81 $43,290
Alabama 150 0.08 2.90 $21.51 $44,740




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 70 0.04 1.62 $31.63 $65,800
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $26.99 $56,140
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $25.71 $53,470
North Carolina 70 0.02 0.66 $24.02 $49,970
California 450 0.03 1.11 $22.99 $47,820





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 170 0.04 1.51 $23.20 $48,250
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 120 0.05 1.84 $19.10 $39,720
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 60 0.12 4.29 $18.34 $38,140
Kansas City, MO-KS 50 0.05 1.88 $20.54 $42,720
Peoria, IL 40 0.20 7.39 (8) (8)




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)
Peoria, IL 40 0.20 7.39 (8) (8)
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 60 0.12 4.29 $18.34 $38,140
Kansas City, MO-KS 50 0.05 1.88 $20.54 $42,720
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 120 0.05 1.84 $19.10 $39,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.04 1.51 $23.20 $48,250




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)
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $28.27 $58,800
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) $25.71 $53,470
Knoxville, TN (8) (8) (8) $24.76 $51,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.04 1.51 $23.20 $48,250
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.59 $46,980
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (8) (8) (8) $21.61 $44,950
Kansas City, MO-KS 50 0.05 1.88 $20.54 $42,720
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.28 $40,110
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 120 0.05 1.84 $19.10 $39,720
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 60 0.12 4.29 $18.34 $38,140

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 70 0.37 13.63 $13.61 $28,310
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 13.68 $17.05 $35,460
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 10.11 $12.45 $25,890
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 30 0.41 15.23 $20.87 $43,410

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)
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 30 0.41 15.23 $20.87 $43,410
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 13.63 $13.61 $28,310
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 13.68 $17.05 $35,460
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 10.11 $12.45 $25,890

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) $24.02 $49,960
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 30 0.41 15.23 $20.87 $43,410
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 13.68 $17.05 $35,460
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 13.63 $13.61 $28,310
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 10.11 $12.45 $25,890


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015