Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
3,710 5.9 % $19.95 $41,490 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.32 $14.35 $19.43 $24.43 $29.43
Annual Wage (2) $23,550 $29,850 $40,410 $50,810 $61,210


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 3,660 2.71 $19.95 $41,500

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 3,660 2.71 $19.95 $41,500

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Death Care Services 3,660 2.71 $19.95 $41,500


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 560 0.04 1.34 $21.96 $45,680
Georgia 320 0.08 2.90 $17.28 $35,940
Kentucky 240 0.13 4.78 $20.10 $41,820
Illinois 220 0.04 1.42 $17.86 $37,140
Florida 200 0.03 0.95 $20.31 $42,250




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)
Kentucky 240 0.13 4.78 $20.10 $41,820
Oklahoma 170 0.10 3.86 $18.98 $39,480
Kansas 130 0.09 3.48 $22.17 $46,120
Georgia 320 0.08 2.90 $17.28 $35,940
South Carolina 140 0.07 2.77 $18.99 $39,500




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $31.74 $66,030
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $25.24 $52,500
Missouri 100 0.04 1.36 $23.82 $49,540
Washington 40 0.01 0.54 $22.78 $47,390
Arkansas 90 0.07 2.72 $22.19 $46,160





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 1.50 $21.40 $44,510
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 120 0.19 7.15 $15.49 $32,210
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.11 3.99 $19.17 $39,870
Kansas City, MO-KS 100 0.09 3.53 $20.57 $42,780
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 90 0.02 0.91 $14.94 $31,070
Colorado Springs, CO 40 0.16 6.08 $16.75 $34,830
Peoria, IL 40 0.24 8.83 $14.77 $30,710
Knoxville, TN 40 0.11 4.17 $23.53 $48,940
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 40 0.03 1.03 $18.06 $37,560




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 0.24 8.83 $14.77 $30,710
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 120 0.19 7.15 $15.49 $32,210
Colorado Springs, CO 40 0.16 6.08 $16.75 $34,830
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.11 3.99 $19.17 $39,870
Knoxville, TN 40 0.11 4.17 $23.53 $48,940
Kansas City, MO-KS 100 0.09 3.53 $20.57 $42,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.04 1.50 $21.40 $44,510
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 40 0.03 1.03 $18.06 $37,560
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 90 0.02 0.91 $14.94 $31,070




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)
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) $23.90 $49,720
Knoxville, TN 40 0.11 4.17 $23.53 $48,940
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC (8) (8) (8) $21.83 $45,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.04 1.50 $21.40 $44,510
Oklahoma City, OK (8) (8) (8) $20.98 $43,630
Kansas City, MO-KS 100 0.09 3.53 $20.57 $42,780
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.07 $41,750
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC (8) (8) (8) $19.38 $40,300
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.11 3.99 $19.17 $39,870
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA (8) (8) (8) $18.10 $37,650

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 13.86 $13.82 $28,740
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 10.71 $14.60 $30,360

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)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 13.86 $13.82 $28,740
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 10.71 $14.60 $30,360

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)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $29.68 $61,740
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 10.71 $14.60 $30,360
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 13.86 $13.82 $28,740


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