Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

39-4021 Funeral Attendants

Perform a variety of tasks during funeral, such as placing casket in parlor or chapel prior to service; arranging floral offerings or lights around casket; directing or escorting mourners; closing casket; and issuing and storing funeral equipment.


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)
34,950 2.4 % $11.95 $24,860 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.33 $9.37 $11.10 $13.86 $17.38
Annual Wage (2) $17,320 $19,490 $23,080 $28,840 $36,140


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 34,800 25.83 $11.94 $24,840

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 34,800 25.83 $11.94 $24,840

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Death Care Services 34,800 25.83 $11.94 $24,840


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)
Florida 2,700 0.35 1.36 $11.20 $23,300
Ohio 2,600 0.50 1.93 $10.52 $21,870
California 2,210 0.15 0.56 $13.78 $28,660
Texas 2,030 0.18 0.70 $11.05 $22,980
Pennsylvania 2,000 0.35 1.37 $11.70 $24,340




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 540 0.77 2.97 $10.12 $21,040
South Carolina 1,110 0.59 2.29 $11.08 $23,040
Ohio 2,600 0.50 1.93 $10.52 $21,870
Tennessee 1,250 0.46 1.76 $10.90 $22,670
Indiana 1,340 0.46 1.78 $11.19 $23,270




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 70 0.23 0.88 $17.41 $36,210
New Hampshire 80 0.12 0.48 $16.66 $34,650
Massachusetts 680 0.20 0.79 $16.52 $34,370
Connecticut 380 0.23 0.90 $16.35 $34,010
Montana 80 0.17 0.68 $15.79 $32,850





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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 700 0.29 1.14 $12.73 $26,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 600 0.15 0.57 $14.21 $29,550
Pittsburgh, PA 570 0.51 1.96 $11.23 $23,360
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 550 0.54 2.08 $9.52 $19,800
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 500 0.42 1.63 $10.97 $22,810
St. Louis, MO-IL 500 0.38 1.47 $11.42 $23,760
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 440 0.23 0.91 $12.18 $25,330
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 410 0.39 1.52 $11.36 $23,640
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 370 0.49 1.88 $10.58 $22,000
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 350 0.15 0.57 $12.61 $26,230




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)
Wheeling, WV-OH 110 1.76 6.80 $9.16 $19,060
Anderson, IN 60 1.63 6.31 $10.16 $21,130
Cumberland, MD-WV 50 1.45 5.62 $11.24 $23,390
Kokomo, IN 60 1.44 5.58 $11.37 $23,650
Williamsport, PA 70 1.42 5.48 $11.78 $24,510
Bay City, MI 50 1.39 5.37 $9.59 $19,940
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 80 1.31 5.07 $12.49 $25,990
Lynchburg, VA 120 1.25 4.84 $10.87 $22,610
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 80 1.24 4.80 $11.13 $23,140
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 300 0.98 3.81 $10.66 $22,170




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)
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 120 0.12 0.48 $19.66 $40,880
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 30 0.31 1.21 $18.88 $39,260
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 40 0.31 1.20 $18.69 $38,870
Worcester, MA-CT 140 0.57 2.21 $18.61 $38,710
St. Cloud, MN (8) (8) (8) $18.11 $37,670
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $16.70 $34,740
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $16.44 $34,200
Framingham, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $16.28 $33,870
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 0.37 $16.06 $33,400
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.29 1.12 $15.98 $33,230

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)
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 250 0.87 3.37 $11.21 $23,320
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 190 0.66 2.54 $11.37 $23,640
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 180 0.72 2.77 $12.00 $24,960
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 160 1.43 5.54 $11.15 $23,190
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 160 0.84 3.23 $11.85 $24,640

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)
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 90 1.77 6.86 $9.88 $20,550
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 160 1.43 5.54 $11.15 $23,190
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 120 1.39 5.39 $9.97 $20,740
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 1.18 4.55 $12.06 $25,090
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 140 1.09 4.20 $9.35 $19,450

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 Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 1.38 $17.49 $36,380
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.54 2.10 $16.71 $34,760
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 110 0.66 2.54 $16.30 $33,910
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.30 $31,810
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 1.48 $14.90 $30,990


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