Funeral Attendants

General Information

Description

Perform variety of tasks during funeral, such as placing casket in parlor or chapel prior to service; arranging floral offerings or lights around casket; directing or escorting mourners; closing casket; and issuing and storing funeral equipment.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit89.55%
  2. Federal government3.79%
  3. Self-employed2.63%
  4. State and local government2.05%
  5. Private, not for profit1.58%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Death Care Services
  • Employment Services

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$25,040

Military salary*

$50,110

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State-by-state Salary

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$44,290
$19,090
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 54%
  • Associate's degree 27%
  • Less than high school 10%
  • Some college 7%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Clerical
  • Psychology
  • Transportation

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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