Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors

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Total Workforce
35.4k
Average Age
48.1
Average Salary
$55,043
Average Male Salary
$57,334
Average Female Salary
$48,843

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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 $55,043 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors by wage are Rehabilitation counselors, Architectural and civil drafters, and Interior designers.

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

$55,043
AVERAGE SALARY
± $5,765

In 2018, Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors earned an average of $55,043, $1,154 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Rehabilitation counselors make somewhat more than Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors while Interior designers 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

0.35
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.35, 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 and Funeral homes, & cemeteries & crematories .

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Industries by Share

35.4k
2018 Workforce
± 4,616
-9.29%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 19.9%

The number of people employed as Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors has been declining at a rate of -9.29%, from 38,980 people in 2017 to 35,359 people in 2018.

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  NaNk%, followed by N/A with NaNk% and N/A with NaNk%.

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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 49.3 and of female Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors is 44.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

25.8k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,944
9.54k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,398

73% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

81.1% of Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.5% of Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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

49.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.3
44.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 3.57

The median age of Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors is 48.1, and Male employees are generally 4.61 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

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