Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors (39-4031)

Occupation description:  Perform various tasks to arrange and direct funeral services, such as coordinating transportation of body to mortuary, interviewing family or other authorized person to arrange details, selecting pallbearers, aiding with the selection of officials for religious rites, and providing transportation for mourners. Excludes Funeral Service Managers (11-9061).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 31,10033,200 6.7210 690890

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 26.3013.4417.67 24.0831.7940.38
Alaska 25.4216.1018.39 25.1430.0037.67

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
173 17.637.5 31.3
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation3
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation1
UI claimants previously working in occupation1
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 18
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

Alaska Licensing Information

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Associate's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: Long-term on-the-job training