Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors

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Total Workforce

39k

Average Age

49.1

Estimated Job Growth

3.83%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$52,211

Average Male Salary

$55,362

Average Female Salary

$42,227

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Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors are most often employed by the Funeral homes, & cemeteries & crematories  industry. The average yearly wage for Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors was $52,211 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors by wage are Secondary school teachers, Dental hygienists, and Credit authorizers, checkers, & clerks.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors and on wages and locations for those in the field. Funeral homes, & cemeteries & crematories is the industry that employs the most Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors, by average wage, is Funeral homes, & cemeteries & crematories . Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors are paid most in Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$52,211

AVERAGE SALARY

± $6,232

In 2017, Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors earned an average of $52,211, $147 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Secondary school teachers make somewhat more than Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors while Dental hygienists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.396

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.396, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors, by number of employees, are N/A.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors, by average wage, are Funeral homes, & cemeteries & crematories .

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Industries by Share

39k

2017 Workforce

± 4,847

5.84%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 16.9%

The number of people employed as Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors has been growing at a rate of 5.84%, from 36,829 people in 2016 to 38,980 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors employed by various industries. N/A employs the largest share of Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors at  N/A%, followed by N/A with N/A% and N/A with N/A%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors in the US. The average age of male Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors in the workforce is 50.6 and of female Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors is 44.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors is White.

Gender Composition

29.6k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,226

9.35k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,374

76% of Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Two or More Races

86.2% of Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.4% of Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors.

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Age by Gender

50.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.19

44.6

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 3.87

The median age of Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors is 49.1, and Male employees are generally 5.92 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors is Business but a relatively high number of Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors hold a major in Personal & Culinary Services.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors need many skills, but most especially Social Perceptiveness, Active Listening, and Service Orientation. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Social Perceptiveness.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors are expected to see a growth of 3.83% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

3.83%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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