Average Compensation

New Jersey Funeral Industry Salary Data for 2019

  Average Median
Licensed Owner* $121,639 $106,014
Licensed Non-Owner $79,435 $76,325
Newly-Licensed Non-Owner $47,806 $50,909
Clerical and Administrative (Hourly Rate) $22.23 $21.00
Funeral Attendant (Hourly Rate) $19.29 $18.00
Interns (Hourly Rate) $18.01 $15.50


* Owner compensation includes only the compensation taken in the form of W-2 wages and does not include other typical forms of owner compensation, such as dividends, rent and net profit distributions.

Source: Thanexus, Inc. 2019 Annual Compensation Survey. The compensation survey represents data for 269 licensed and 563 non-licensed staff for a total of 832 funeral service employees in New Jersey.