Embalmers & funeral attendants

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Total Workforce

14k

Average Age

52.8

Estimated Job Growth

3.07%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$21,971

Average Male Salary

$23,055

Average Female Salary

$19,343

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

$21,971

AVERAGE SALARY

± $6,921

In 2017, Embalmers & funeral attendants earned an average of $21,971, $30,094 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Packers & packagers, hand make somewhat more than Embalmers & funeral attendants while Laundry & drycleaning workers 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

0.404

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Embalmers & funeral attendants had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.404, 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 .

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Industries by Share

14k

2017 Workforce

± 2,904

-10.7%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 32%

The number of people employed as Embalmers & funeral attendants has been declining at a rate of -10.7%, from 15,679 people in 2016 to 13,996 people in 2017.

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 51.9 and of female Embalmers & funeral attendants is 55.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Embalmers & funeral attendants is White.

Gender Composition

9.91k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 2,444

4.09k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,570

70.8% 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

  2. Black

  3. Other

90.3% of Embalmers & funeral attendants are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 4.87% of Embalmers & funeral attendants, Black 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

51.9

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 4.87

55.1

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 8.24

The median age of Embalmers & funeral attendants is 52.8, and Male employees are generally 3.26 years younger 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 Education 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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Embalmers & funeral attendants from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Embalmers & funeral attendants are expected to see a growth of 3.07% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

3.07%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

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

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