Embalmers & funeral attendants

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Total Workforce

19.5k

Average Age

50.5

Average Salary

$24,973

Average Male Salary

$27,100

Average Female Salary

$20,224

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Embalmers & funeral attendants are most often employed by the Funeral homes, & cemeteries & crematories  industry. The average yearly wage for Embalmers & funeral attendants was $24,973 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Embalmers & funeral attendants by wage are Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders, Graders & sorters, agricultural products, and Tellers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Embalmers & funeral attendants are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Embalmers & funeral attendants are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Embalmers & funeral attendants and on wages and locations for those in the field. Funeral homes, & cemeteries & crematories is the industry that employs the most Embalmers & funeral attendants, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Embalmers & funeral attendants, by average wage, is Funeral homes, & cemeteries & crematories . Embalmers & funeral attendants are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$24,973

AVERAGE SALARY

± $5,116

In 2018, Embalmers & funeral attendants earned an average of $24,973, $28,915 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Graders & sorters, agricultural products make somewhat more than Embalmers & funeral attendants while Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Embalmers & funeral attendants as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.397

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Embalmers & funeral attendants had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.397, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Embalmers & funeral attendants (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 Embalmers & funeral attendants.

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Spatial Concentration

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

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Embalmers & funeral attendants, by number of employees, are N/A.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Embalmers & funeral attendants, by average wage, are Funeral homes, & cemeteries & crematories and Funeral homes, & cemeteries & crematories .

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Industries by Share

19.5k

2018 Workforce

± 3,432

39.6%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 19.5%

The number of people employed as Embalmers & funeral attendants has been growing at a rate of 39.6%, from 13,996 people in 2017 to 19,542 people in 2018.

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

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Diversity

Demographic information on Embalmers & funeral attendants in the US. The average age of male Embalmers & funeral attendants in the workforce is 54.3 and of female Embalmers & funeral attendants is 42, and the most common race/ethnicity for Embalmers & funeral attendants is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

13.5k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 2,852

6.04k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,909

69.1% of Embalmers & funeral attendants are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Embalmers & funeral attendants.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Embalmers & funeral attendants

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. White (Hispanic)

  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

74.4% of Embalmers & funeral attendants are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.6% of Embalmers & funeral attendants, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Embalmers & funeral attendants.

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Age by Gender

54.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 3.67

42

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 5.87

The median age of Embalmers & funeral attendants is 50.5, and Male employees are generally 12.3 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Embalmers & funeral attendants from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Embalmers & funeral attendants is Business but a relatively high number of Embalmers & funeral attendants hold a major in Education.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

  1. false

MOST SPECIALIZED MAJORS

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Embalmers & funeral attendants from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Embalmers & funeral attendants need many skills, but most especially Speaking, Social Perceptiveness, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Embalmers & funeral attendants need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Service Orientation, and Social Perceptiveness.

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