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Embalmers in Tennessee

Is Tennessee a good place for you to work as an Embalmer?

5.0% Jobs Projection
$45,210 Median Salary
30 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Embalmers in Tennessee are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

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

How Many Embalmers Work in Tennessee?

In 2018, there were 200 Embalmers working in the state.

There were 250 Embalmers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 50 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 140 Embalmers working in it, which means Tennessee has more Embalmers than average.


Job Projections for Tennessee

Jobs for Embalmers in this state are growing at a rate of 5.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 0.0%.


Tennessee Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 30 annual job openings, and a total of 210 jobs for Tennessee Embalmers in 2026.

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

What do Embalmers Make in Tennessee?

In 2018 wages for Embalmers ranged from $26,920 to $63,110 with $45,210 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.94 to $30.34. The median hourly rate was $21.74.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $17.74 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $4.00.

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


Top Tennessee Metros for Embalmers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Embalmers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Knoxville, TN 60 $31,570

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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