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Want to work in Kentucky as an Embalmer? Read this first!

-8% Jobs Projection
$36,850 Median Salary
40 Job Openings

While jobs for Embalmers in Kentucky are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Embalmers in Kentucky is expected to decrease.

  • Embalmers in Kentucky earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Embalmers Work in Kentucky?

110 people worked as Embalmers in 2018 in this state.

There were 250 Embalmers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 140 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Embalmers in KY Employment Trend

The typical state has 140 Embalmers working in it, which means Kentucky has fewer Embalmers than average.

Embalmers in KY vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Embalmers in this state are declining at a rate of 7.7% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of 0.0%.

Job Projections for Embalmers: Nation vs. KY

Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 40 annual job openings, and a total of 240 jobs for Kentucky Embalmers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 600 annual jobs and 3,700 total jobs in 2026.

What do Embalmers Make in Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Embalmers ranged from $25,070 to $60,460 with $36,850 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.05 to $29.07. The median hourly rate was $17.72.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $18.07 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.35.

The median salary in Kentucky is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Embalmers Earnings: KY vs. National Average

Top States for Embalmers Employment

View the list below to see where most Embalmers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 480 $48,550
Texas 360 $43,390
Missouri 250 $50,510
Ohio 210 $51,030
Tennessee 200 $45,210
Florida 200 $38,240
Alabama 190 $39,140
Virginia 190 $37,310
Louisiana 180 $47,110
Arkansas 140 $43,140
Oklahoma 130 $48,080
South Carolina 130 $43,770
Kentucky 110 $36,850
Indiana 100 $36,600
Kansas 100 $45,810
Hawaii 80 $35,830
Arizona 70 $47,210
Nevada 70 $29,520
Mississippi 60 $40,650

Below are the states where Embalmers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New York $94,430
Oregon $51,130
Ohio $51,030
Missouri $50,510
California $48,550
Oklahoma $48,080
Michigan $47,320
Arizona $47,210
Louisiana $47,110
Kansas $45,810


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