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  The median expected salary for a typical Embalmer in the United States is $43,215. This basic market pricing report was prepared using our Certified Compensation Professionals' analysis of survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at employers of all sizes, industries and geographies.
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   Embalmer 25th%ile Median 75th%ile
the United States $27,610 $43,215 $65,812
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Job Description
Embalmer
During funeral preparation, administers chemicals to the deceased to preserve the body and ensure decay prevention. May require an associate's degree or its equivalent with 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area, and may require state licensure. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager.
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