Funeral Counselor Career

*A job as a Funeral Counselor falls under the broader career category of Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors. The information on this page will generally apply to all careers in this category but may not specifically apply to this career title.

Job Description for Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors : Perform various tasks to arrange and direct funeral services, such as coordinating transportation of body to mortuary, interviewing family or other authorized person to arrange details, selecting pallbearers, aiding with the selection of officials for religious rites, and providing transportation for mourners.


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Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Director Career

Salary Info

Median Annual Wage

$54,700

Median Hourly Wage

$26.30*

Total Employed Nationally

25,850


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2016 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2016-2026). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.