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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a funeral assistant. For example, did you know that they make an average of $13.34 an hour? That's $27,744 a year!

What Does a Funeral Assistant Do

There are certain skills that many funeral assistants have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed compassion, interpersonal skills and business skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a funeral assistant, we found that a lot of resumes listed 26.3% of funeral assistants included funeral services, while 16.9% of resumes included death, and 6.5% of resumes included customer service. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the funeral assistant job title. But what industry to start with? Most funeral assistants actually find jobs in the hospitality and manufacturing industries.

How To Become a Funeral Assistant

If you're interested in becoming a funeral assistant, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 27.7% of funeral assistants have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 4.1% of funeral assistants have master's degrees. Even though some funeral assistants have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a funeral assistant. When we researched the most common majors for a funeral assistant, we found that they most commonly earn associate degree degrees or bachelor's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on funeral assistant resumes include high school diploma degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a funeral assistant. In fact, many funeral assistant jobs require experience in a role such as cashier. Meanwhile, many funeral assistants also have previous career experience in roles such as sales associate or customer service representative.

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Average Salary$27,744

Funeral Assistant Jobs

Funeral Assistant Career Paths

Top Careers Before Funeral Assistant

Cashier
16.0 %

Top Careers After Funeral Assistant

Cashier
12.0 %

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Average Salary for a Funeral Assistant

Funeral Assistants in America make an average salary of $27,744 per year or $13 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $38,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $20,000 per year.
Average Salary
$27,744

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Funeral Set Up Assistant
Funeral Set Up Assistant
The Reserves Network
The Reserves Network
10/28/2020
10/28/2020
$29,21810/28/2020
$29,218
Funeral Assistant
Funeral Assistant
A New York Burial and Cremation Center Inc.
A New York Burial and Cremation Center Inc.
04/14/2017
04/14/2017
$31,94904/14/2017
$31,949
Funeral Assistant
Funeral Assistant
New H.K. Corporation
New H.K. Corporation
09/11/2016
09/11/2016
$28,70409/11/2016
$28,704
Funeral Assistant
Funeral Assistant
Hankook Funeral Services, Inc.
Hankook Funeral Services, Inc.
09/13/2013
09/13/2013
$28,20009/13/2013
$28,200

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Funeral Assistant Demographics

Gender

male

59.1 %

female

36.9 %

unknown

4.0 %

Ethnicity

White

65.5 %

Hispanic or Latino

15.4 %

Black or African American

9.4 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

83.3 %

Korean

5.6 %

Italian

5.6 %
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Funeral Assistant Education

Majors

Business
17.0 %

Degrees

Associate

28.5 %

Bachelors

27.7 %

High School Diploma

26.9 %

Top Colleges for Funeral Assistants

1. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN

In-State Tuition
$14,760
Enrollment
31,451

2. Stanford University

Stanford, CA

In-State Tuition
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083

3. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

4. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

In-State Tuition
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

5. Point Park University

Pittsburgh, PA

In-State Tuition
$31,450
Enrollment
3,170

6. SUNY College of Technology at Canton

Canton, NY

In-State Tuition
$8,389
Enrollment
3,127

7. Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, ME

In-State Tuition
$13,478
Enrollment
979

8. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

In-State Tuition
$56,225
Enrollment
19,548

9. California State University - Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

In-State Tuition
$7,309
Enrollment
9,142

10. SUNY at Binghamton

Vestal, NY

In-State Tuition
$9,808
Enrollment
13,990
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Top Skills For a Funeral Assistant

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 26.3% of funeral assistants listed funeral services on their resume, but soft skills such as compassion and interpersonal skills are important as well.

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Top Funeral Assistant Employers

1. Service Corporation International
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$52,741
Funeral Assistants Hired: 
27+
2. Hixson
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$37,851
Funeral Assistants Hired: 
6+
3. Heritage Funeral Homes & Crematory
3.6
Avg. Salary: 
$39,348
Funeral Assistants Hired: 
6+
4. Hancock Whitney
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$42,115
Funeral Assistants Hired: 
5+
5. Hines
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$50,543
Funeral Assistants Hired: 
5+
6. Taylor Community
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$42,006
Funeral Assistants Hired: 
4+

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Updated October 2, 2020