Occupational Employment Statistics


39-4021 Funeral Attendants

Perform a 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.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Southeast Minnesota 6028$12.15/hr$10.24/hr$10.29/hr$10.73/hr$12.34/hr$18.02/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Other Services500$15.77/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northwest Minnesota N/A$16.59/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN N/A$12.27/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA N/A$12.27/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/A$17.47/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 30$15.62/hr8.7%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 40$14.54/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 60$10.73/hr2.4%
Southwest Balance of State 60$15.98/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 80$17.75/hr-1.8%
Northeast Minnesota 100$16.63/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 100$17.22/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 110$16.05/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 120$16.55/hrN/A
Minnesota 500$15.78/hr2.3%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Pharmacy Aides 240$13.90/hr2.2%
Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 230$11.88/hr5.0%
Postal Service Clerks 1,530$23.01/hr-6.5%

  • Issue and store funeral equipment.
  • Place caskets in parlors or chapels prior to wakes or funerals.
  • Close caskets at appropriate point in services.
  • Clean and drive funeral vehicles, such as cars or hearses, in funeral processions.
  • Carry flowers to hearses or limousines for transportation to places of interment.
  • Clean funeral parlors or chapels.
  • Offer assistance to mourners as they enter or exit limousines.
  • Direct or escort mourners to parlors or chapels in which wakes or funerals are being held.
  • Greet people at the funeral home.
  • Perform a variety of tasks during funerals to assist funeral directors and to ensure that services run smoothly and as planned.