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Salary, Wages, Pay: Funeral Directors




Median annual earnings for funeral directors were $43,380 in 2002. The middle 50 percent earned between $33,540 and $58,140. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $24,950, and the top 10 percent more than $84,060.

Salaries of funeral directors depend on the number of years of experience in funeral service, the number of services performed, the number of facilities operated, the area of the country, the size of the community, and the level of formal education. Funeral directors in large cities earn more than their counterparts in small towns and rural areas.