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Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors in Missouri

Is Missouri a good place for you to work as a Mortician, Undertaker, or Funeral Director?

-2% Jobs Projection
$38,840 Median Salary
90 Job Openings

While jobs for Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors in Missouri are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors in Missouri is expected to decrease.

  • Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors in Missouri earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors Work in Missouri?

In Missouri, there were 880 people working as Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors in the year 2018.

There were 730 Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 150 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors in MO Employment Trend

The typical state has 390 Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors working in it, which means Missouri has more Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors than average.

Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors in MO vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Missouri

Jobs for Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors in this state are declining at a rate of 2.5% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of 3.8%.

Job Projections for Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors: Nation vs. MO

Missouri Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 90 annual Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors job openings in Missouri, and 770 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 3,700 annual jobs and 29,800 total jobs in 2026.

What do Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors Make in Missouri?

In 2018 wages for Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors ranged from $20,580 to $77,110 with $38,840 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.9 to $37.07. The median hourly rate was $18.68.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $20.82 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $2.14.

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

Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors Earnings: MO vs. National Average

Top Missouri Metros for Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
St. Louis, MO-IL 590 $49,580
Kansas City, MO-KS 160 $31,470

Top States for Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors Employment

View the list below to see where most Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 1,980 $51,650
Florida 1,490 $50,660
Illinois 1,350 $61,390
California 1,350 $45,940
Ohio 1,320 $53,060
New York 1,320 $66,910
Pennsylvania 1,260 $42,860
North Carolina 1,100 $56,310
Missouri 880 $38,840
Wisconsin 750 $57,210
Indiana 740 $53,270
Massachusetts 740 $72,840
Kentucky 720 $44,800
Michigan 690 $58,370
Tennessee 680 $47,130
Virginia 670 $55,980
New Jersey 560 $72,160
Georgia 520 $41,680
Iowa 510 $61,310
Alabama 460 $39,340

Below are the states where Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Connecticut $109,820
Massachusetts $72,840
New Jersey $72,160
Minnesota $70,660
Vermont $68,770
New Hampshire $67,820
New York $66,910
North Dakota $64,800
Delaware $63,840
Nebraska $62,520

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