Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
4,390 5.1 % $20.55 $42,750 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.02 $15.11 $20.00 $24.75 $29.29
Annual Wage (2) $25,000 $31,420 $41,590 $51,470 $60,930


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 4,340 3.25 $20.58 $42,800

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 4,340 3.25 $20.58 $42,800

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Death Care Services 4,340 3.25 $20.58 $42,800


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 400 0.03 0.83 $21.98 $45,730
Georgia 390 0.10 3.03 $18.33 $38,130
Texas 290 0.03 0.79 $19.71 $41,010
Florida 280 0.04 1.13 $20.12 $41,860
Virginia 230 0.06 1.93 $19.07 $39,660




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)
Rhode Island 80 0.17 5.00 $19.07 $39,670
Kansas 170 0.13 3.94 $22.47 $46,730
Oklahoma 160 0.10 3.05 $22.35 $46,490
Louisiana 180 0.10 2.96 $19.22 $39,980
Georgia 390 0.10 3.03 $18.33 $38,130




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 70 0.03 0.76 $34.92 $72,640
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $31.57 $65,670
Iowa 70 0.05 1.47 $25.76 $53,590
Kansas 170 0.13 3.94 $22.47 $46,730
Oklahoma 160 0.10 3.05 $22.35 $46,490





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 140 0.03 1.05 $20.63 $42,910
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 130 0.06 1.68 $21.95 $45,650
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 80 0.07 1.96 $18.68 $38,840
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 70 0.14 4.08 $18.33 $38,120
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 70 0.04 1.23 $14.71 $30,600
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 60 0.08 2.55 $19.84 $41,260
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 60 0.11 3.18 $18.76 $39,010
Kansas City, MO-KS 50 0.05 1.50 $20.55 $42,740
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 40 0.05 1.47 $20.84 $43,350
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 30 0.03 0.86 $19.87 $41,320




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)
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 70 0.14 4.08 $18.33 $38,120
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 60 0.11 3.18 $18.76 $39,010
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 60 0.08 2.55 $19.84 $41,260
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 80 0.07 1.96 $18.68 $38,840
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 130 0.06 1.68 $21.95 $45,650
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 40 0.05 1.47 $20.84 $43,350
Kansas City, MO-KS 50 0.05 1.50 $20.55 $42,740
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 70 0.04 1.23 $14.71 $30,600
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 30 0.03 0.86 $19.87 $41,320
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 1.00 $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)
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 1.00 $27.84 $57,910
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO (8) (8) (8) $23.55 $48,980
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.44 $48,750
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 130 0.06 1.68 $21.95 $45,650
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 40 0.05 1.47 $20.84 $43,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.03 1.05 $20.63 $42,910
Kansas City, MO-KS 50 0.05 1.50 $20.55 $42,740
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 30 0.03 0.86 $19.87 $41,320
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 60 0.08 2.55 $19.84 $41,260
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 60 0.11 3.18 $18.76 $39,010

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 70 0.19 5.84 $24.51 $50,970
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.33 9.98 $14.82 $30,820
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 7.80 $17.60 $36,610
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 30 0.40 11.99 $22.47 $46,730

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 0.40 11.99 $22.47 $46,730
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.33 9.98 $14.82 $30,820
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 7.80 $17.60 $36,610
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.19 5.84 $24.51 $50,970

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 70 0.19 5.84 $24.51 $50,970
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 30 0.40 11.99 $22.47 $46,730
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 7.80 $17.60 $36,610
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.33 9.98 $14.82 $30,820


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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