Compensation

New Jersey Funeral Industry Salary Data for 2016
   

 

Licensed Owner
Annual Wage*

Licensed
Non-Owner 
Annual Wage**

Clerical and 
Administrative 
Hourly Rate

Funeral 
Attendant 
Hourly Rate

Intern 
Hourly
Rate

Average

$140,893

$79,099

$20.41

$17.66

$14.83

Median

$104,271

$75,000

$19.25

$15.00

$15.00


* Owner compensation includes only that 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.
** The average newly licensed non-owner salary bis $40,000 and varies by geographic region.

Source: Thanexus, Inc. 2016 Annual Compensation Survey. The compensation survey represents data for 278 licensees and 586 non-licensed staff—for a total of 864 funeral service employees across New Jersey.