Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
33,400 2.3 % $11.62 $24,180 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.21 $9.17 $10.83 $13.46 $16.73
Annual Wage (2) $17,070 $19,080 $22,530 $27,990 $34,800


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 33,350 24.99 $11.62 $24,170

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 33,350 24.99 $11.62 $24,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Death Care Services 33,350 24.99 $11.62 $24,170


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 2,650 0.36 1.41 $10.65 $22,160
Ohio 2,430 0.47 1.88 $10.19 $21,190
Texas 2,030 0.19 0.74 $11.18 $23,250
Pennsylvania 1,940 0.35 1.37 $11.68 $24,290
California 1,820 0.12 0.49 $13.83 $28,760




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 630 0.89 3.55 $10.28 $21,380
South Carolina 1,170 0.64 2.54 $11.07 $23,020
Ohio 2,430 0.47 1.88 $10.19 $21,190
Alabama 870 0.47 1.88 $11.52 $23,960
Virginia 1,470 0.41 1.61 $10.68 $22,210




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 80 0.26 1.04 $16.98 $35,310
New Hampshire 40 0.07 0.27 $16.88 $35,110
Connecticut 470 0.29 1.13 $15.94 $33,160
Massachusetts 730 0.22 0.89 $15.61 $32,470
Montana 70 0.16 0.64 $15.56 $32,360





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 740 0.32 1.28 $11.74 $24,420
Pittsburgh, PA 670 0.60 2.36 $11.68 $24,300
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 510 0.50 1.99 $10.78 $22,420
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 500 0.43 1.71 $10.53 $21,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 430 0.11 0.43 $14.38 $29,920
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 410 0.15 0.59 $10.67 $22,200
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 400 0.40 1.58 $9.64 $20,050
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 330 0.33 1.32 $10.31 $21,440
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 330 0.14 0.55 $13.66 $28,410
Columbus, OH 320 0.34 1.36 $9.22 $19,180




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 140 2.19 8.70 $9.01 $18,750
Williamsport, PA 80 1.42 5.66 $11.65 $24,230
Kokomo, IN 50 1.35 5.37 $10.03 $20,860
Cumberland, MD-WV 50 1.28 5.08 $11.24 $23,370
Anderson, IN 50 1.24 4.93 $10.18 $21,180
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 70 1.17 4.66 $11.96 $24,880
Rocky Mount, NC 60 1.05 4.16 $11.86 $24,660
Roanoke, VA 150 1.02 4.03 $11.47 $23,860
Ocala, FL 90 0.99 3.92 $9.72 $20,220
Gadsden, AL 30 0.99 3.94 $8.93 $18,580




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)
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 40 0.24 0.95 $20.05 $41,710
New Haven, CT 60 0.22 0.89 $17.43 $36,250
Worcester, MA-CT 160 0.63 2.51 $16.55 $34,420
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 40 0.20 0.79 $16.45 $34,220
Waterbury, CT 40 0.67 2.65 $16.19 $33,670
Springfield, MA-CT 120 0.43 1.70 $15.96 $33,200
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX (8) (8) (8) $15.91 $33,090
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 50 0.41 1.65 $15.85 $32,970
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $15.72 $32,690
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 110 0.32 1.26 $15.41 $32,060

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 380 1.37 5.43 $10.84 $22,550
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 220 1.67 6.62 $8.90 $18,510
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 220 0.74 2.95 $10.54 $21,920
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 210 0.84 3.32 $11.34 $23,590
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 200 0.72 2.88 $11.96 $24,870

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)
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 220 1.67 6.62 $8.90 $18,510
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 130 1.49 5.90 $10.39 $21,610
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 70 1.48 5.89 $9.52 $19,810
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 380 1.37 5.43 $10.84 $22,550
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area 110 1.35 5.37 $10.54 $21,920

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)
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 90 0.53 2.10 $16.34 $33,980
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 0.00 $15.05 $31,300
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.66 2.62 $14.74 $30,650
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.49 $30,150
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 1.62 $14.32 $29,790


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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