Funeral Directors and Embalmers Salary Canada

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Average Canadian Funeral Directors and Embalmer’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Funeral Directors and Embalmers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 6346.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: funeral services director, embalmer, undertaker and funeral director.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $26.44 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Manitoba at $18.27 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $37,000 – $57,000.

Government data indicates that there will be enough job seekers for this profession for the near future. Employment growth in this profession tends to follow population growth.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Funeral Directors and Embalmers in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta(1) 20.00 26.44 40.00 2019
Edmonton – Alberta(1) 20.00 26.44 40.00 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia(3) 14.00 19.77 31.73 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba(1) 12.00 18.27 29.26 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 12.00 18.98 19.37 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia(3) 14.00 19.77 31.73 2018
Toronto – Ontario(1) 14.00 19.00 37.50 2018
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 14.00 19.00 37.50 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 14.00 19.00 37.50 2018
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 14.00 19.00 37.50 2018
Prince Edward Island(3) 14.00 19.77 31.73 2018
Montreal – Quebec(1) 13.68 19.75 30.29 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(3) 14.00 19.77 31.73 2018

Methodology*

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Giving advice on funeral arrangements
›› Managing funeral home operations
›› Preserving and preparing human remains for funeral services
›› Issuing death notices to newspapers
Comparison with employment unit

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for service supervisors and specialized service occupations, which includes funeral directors and embalmers, is $20.98. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $700, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $36,000.

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