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Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages   This career pays well above the median wage.

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $39.77
Statewide median: $25.22

 

This is a very high-wage career. It pays well above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors *

Area Low Median High
U S
$19.48 $25.29 $35.34
Minnesota
$37.36 $39.77 $48.57
Central Minnesota
$38.47 $41.70 $48.77
Northeast Minnesota
$29.69 $37.80 $46.67
Northwest Minnesota
$36.41 $39.11 $47.98
Southeast Minnesota
$36.90 $40.18 $48.12
Southwest Minnesota
$32.77 $39.48 $48.17
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$39.27 $40.35 $50.49

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 600 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in low demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is seeing high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 475 new Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 25,000 26,100 1,000 4.1%
Minnesota 373 401 28 7.5%
Central Minnesota 26 29 3 11.5%
Northeast Minnesota 32 34 2 6.3%
Northwest Minnesota 72 77 5 6.9%
Southwest Minnesota 51 54 3 5.9%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.