Funeral Service Managers

General Information

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate the services or resources of funeral homes. Includes activities such as determining prices for services or merchandise and managing the facilities of funeral homes.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit60.83%
  2. Self-employed18.09%
  3. State and local government9.67%
  4. Federal government5.97%
  5. Private, not for profit5.05%

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

Job Outlook

Overall employment of funeral service workers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment of funeral directors and morticians is projected to grow 5 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Demand for funeral service workers will stem from deaths in the aging population. In addition, a growing number of baby boomers prearrange their end-of-life services. Funeral service workers will offer people a stress-free way to plan their arrangements and ensure that their final wishes will be met. Employment of funeral service managers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

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Salary

State-by-state Salary

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$108,970
$41,040
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Associate's degree 57%
  • Bachelor's degree 12%
  • First professional degree 12%
  • Post baccalaureate 9%
  • High school 7%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Psychology
  • Clerical
  • Education and Training
  • English Language

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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