Funeral Directors


Perform various tasks to arrange and direct funeral services, such as coordinating transportation of body to mortuary for embalming, interviewing family or other authorized person to arrange details, selecting pallbearers, procuring official for religious rites, and providing transportation for mourners.


Top Industry of Employment

  1. Funeral Service And Crematories

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 730 19.89 10.08 24.80 41,370 20,960 51,580
St Joseph MSA 10 17.04 11.76 19.67 35,430 24,460 40,920
Springfield MSA 20 18.90 15.21 20.75 39,320 31,640 43,160
St Louis MSA 280 18.33 10.17 22.41 38,120 21,160 46,600
Kansas City* 60 18.00 12.29 20.85 37,437 25,561 43,375
Central Region* 80 28.57 14.29 35.71 59,418 29,721 74,267
Northwest Region* 80 14.17 9.77 16.37 29,469 20,323 34,042
Ozark Region* 20 18.90 15.21 20.75 39,319 31,636 43,161
South Central Region* 140 18.95 9.28 23.79 39,419 19,305 49,476
St. Louis County* 90 18.03 11.89 21.10 37,507 24,733 43,894

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 940 1,020 80 8.51 23 Caution
Kansas City MSA 200 230 30 15.00 7 Good
St Louis MSA 310 330 20 6.45 7 Caution
Central Region* 130 150 20 15.38 4 Good
Northeast Region* 80 80 .00 1 Good
Ozark Region* 70 80 10 14.29 2 Caution
South Central Region* 90 90 .00 2 Caution
Southwest Region* 50 50 .00 1 Caution

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This profession generally requires Associate degree in one of the following
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General
Funeral Direction/Service (NEW)