Funeral Attendants


Perform variety of tasks during funeral, such as placing casket in parlor or chapel prior to service; arranging floral offerings or lights around casket; directing or escorting mourners; closing casket; and issuing and storing funeral equipment.


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 560 8.65 6.61 9.67 17,990 13,750 20,110
Joplin MSA 30 8.55 6.22 9.71 17,770 12,930 20,200
Springfield MSA 40 8.28 6.13 9.35 17,220 12,750 19,450
St Louis MSA 210 9.39 7.16 10.50 19,530 14,890 21,850
Kansas City* 70 10.19 8.28 11.14 21,189 17,231 23,169
Central Region* 150 9.26 7.30 10.25 19,265 15,175 21,310
Northwest Region* 30 7.83 6.12 8.68 16,283 12,729 18,060
Ozark Region* 40 8.28 6.13 9.35 17,217 12,752 19,450
St. Louis County* 80 8.30 6.53 9.18 17,260 13,578 19,100

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 510 610 100 19.61 22 Good
Kansas City MSA 80 110 30 37.50 4 Caution
St Louis MSA 200 230 30 15.00 8 Good
Central Region* 60 80 20 33.33 3 Good
Northeast Region* 30 40 10 33.33 2 Caution
Northwest Region* 40 50 10 25.00 1 Caution
Ozark Region* 30 40 10 33.33 2 Caution
Southwest Region* 20 30 10 50.00 1 Caution

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



This Occupation generally requires short-term on-the-job training
or training in one of the following
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General