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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
Southwest Minnesota 408$18.69/hr$14.01/hr$16.96/hr$18.18/hr$21.24/hr$23.17/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Other Services520$18.68/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 10$21.55/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 30$16.17/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 40$18.18/hr6.5%
Southwest Balance of State 40$17.94/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 60$17.99/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 60$18.45/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 60$17.99/hr3.1%
Northwest Balance of State 90$18.03/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 110$18.02/hr6.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 220$18.68/hrN/A
Minnesota 520$18.68/hr6.9%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Animal Caretakers 3,940$15.32/hr23.9%
Pharmacy Aides 610$16.58/hr-15.3%
Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 40$13.67/hr27.3%

  • 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.
  • Obtain doctors' signatures on death certificate and complete other paperwork, such as insurance claims forms.
  • 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.