Career Profiles and Employment Projections
Embalmers: Career, Salary and Education Information
What Embalmers Do
Prepare bodies for interment in conformity with legal requirements.
- 2020 employment: 5,000
- May 2021 median annual wage: $47,780
Job Outlook for Embalmers
Projected employment change, 2020-30:
- Number of new jobs: 0
- Growth rate: -1 percent (Little or no change)
How to Become an Embalmer
Education and training:
- Typical entry-level education: Associate's degree
- Work experience in a related occupation: None
- Typical on-the-job training: Long-term on-the-job training
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*Some content used by permission of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.