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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

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
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Southwest Minnesota 408$16.80/hr$11.67/hr$15.06/hr$15.44/hr$19.87/hr$20.44/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Other Services420$17.38/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 10$16.43/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 30$15.87/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 40$15.44/hr6.5%
Southwest Balance of State 40$19.87/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 50$19.92/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 50$15.45/hr3.1%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 50$15.52/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 70$19.87/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 80$15.91/hr6.3%
Minnesota 420$17.38/hr6.9%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Animal Caretakers 3,850$15.52/hr23.9%
Pharmacy Aides 120$16.78/hr-15.3%
Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 40$13.23/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.