How much does a Funeral Director make? The average Funeral Director salary is $58,419 as of October 28, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $50,111 and $69,046. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Service Corporation International - Falls Church , VA
Apprentice, Funeral Director experience as required by state/provincial law * 2 years directly related experience preferred Certification/Licenses * Must meet all licensing requirements required by ...
Service Corporation International - 12 days ago
Cremation Society of Virginia - Henrico , VA
We are currently looking for a compassionate and self-driven licensed Funeral Director to join our team. Certified a * Great Place to Work since 2017, *we provide our team members a Work/Life Balance ...
ZipRecruiter - 13 days ago
"Are you a funeral director who is ready to connect with families through preneed? Do you want a flexible schedule that works for you, and the chance for exceptional earning potential? Are you ready ...
ZipRecruiter - 38 days ago
Service Corporation International - Newport News , VA
Collaborates and teams with funeral directors, location managers, and other members of funeral home and or cemetery staff, to provide seamless, high quality service * Thoroughly and completely ...
Service Corporation International - 66 days ago
Neptune Cremation Service - Virginia Beach , VA
A valid state Funeral Director licensure is required * High level of compassion and integrity * Problem-solving skills * Ability to multi-task and set priorities What are you waiting for? If this ...
ZipRecruiter - 25 days ago
Residential Design Services - Manassas , VA
Prioritizing DIRECT REPORTS None REPORTS TO: Division Manager EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE * Associates Degree * Minimum of 5 years prior administrative and data entry experience and/or equivalent ...
ZipRecruiter - 47 days ago

Funeral Director Salary in Major Cities

This chart shows the salary comparison for Funeral Director between major cities. San Francisco City consistently ranks #1 as of October 28, 2020. Click on the chart to see the detail salary data for Funeral Director in each city.
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City Name Average Salary
San Francisco, CA $73,023
Washington, DC $65,032
Miami, FL $56,871
Chicago, IL $61,976
Boston, MA $65,820
New York, NY $70,278
Dallas, TX $58,039
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What is the average salary for Funeral Director in 2020?
These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Funeral Director in the United States. The base salary for Funeral Director ranges from $50,111 to $69,046 with the average base salary of $58,419. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $50,711 to $70,484 with the average total cash compensation of $59,247.
Average Salary Average Salary Range
Base Salary $58,419 $50,111 - $69,046
Bonus $829 $600 - $1,439
Total Pay $59,247 $50,711 - $70,484
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What's the difference between Funeral Director/Embalmer and Funeral Director?
According to our latest salary estimation on October 28, 2020. The average salary of Funeral Director is $58,419, and the average salary of Funeral Director/Embalmer is $48,282. The average salary of Funeral Director/Embalmer is lower than Funeral Director. ( 2020-10-28 )
I am a Funeral Director, which location’s salary is higher, Barnstable, MA or New Britain, CT?
New Britain, CT typically sees higher pay than Barnstable, MA for Funeral Director. a Funeral Director Salary in New Britain, CT is $63,093 as of October 28, 2020; a Funeral Director Salary in Barnstable, MA is $61,604 as of October 28, 2020. ( 2020-10-28 )
Why does the salary of a Funeral Director vary from city to city?
The cost of living is tied to salaries. If the expenses are higher in a particular city, then the wage level will be higher as well to afford the people can opportunity to live there. This is why you're always going to make more money in New York City for example, than in a small town. ( 2020-10-28 )
What are the Pay Factors for Funeral Director?
Salary ranges for a Funeral Director can vary widely, depending on the city and several other pay factors, including (but not limited to) education level, certifications, additional skills, and work experience. Click here to view Eight Factors That Can Affect Your Pay ( 2020-10-28 )
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Salaries are ultimately dictated by the position being applied to, and hiring company, but there are several important pay factors that come into play based on your individual history that could impact your value to the company.'s Personal Salary Report will analyze these factors for you to help you maximize your earning potential. ( 2020-10-28 )

Last Update: October 28, 2020