Compensation

New Jersey Funeral Industry Salary Data for 2015
   

 

Licensed Owner
Annual Wage*

Licensed
Non-Owner 
Annual Wage**

Clerical and 
Administrative 
Hourly Rate

Funeral 
Attendant 
Hourly Rate

Intern 
Hourly
Rate

Average

$144,483

$77,011

$20.35

$17.80

$15.52

Median

$109,012

$71,490

$19.56

$17.00

$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 including dividends, rent and net profit distributions.
** On average, a newly licensed non-owner salary begins at $32,000, and varies by county and years licensed.

Source: Thanexus, Inc. 2015 Annual Compensation Survey. The compensation survey represents data for 277 licensees and 546 non-licensed employees—for a total of 823 funeral service professionals across New Jersey.