Funeral Attendants

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
62%
risk level
POLLING
33%
Based on 19 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
8.4%
by year 2032
WAGES
$31,160
or $14.98 per hour
Volume
32,950
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
4.6/10

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Automation risk

62% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

33% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a much higher chance of automation: 62% chance of automation.

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Growth

Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Funeral Attendants' job openings is expected to rise 8.4% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Very low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Funeral Attendants' was $31,160, or $14 per hour

'Funeral Attendants' were paid 32.7% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 32,950 people employed as 'Funeral Attendants' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 4 thousand people are employed as 'Funeral Attendants'.

Job description

Perform a 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.

SOC Code: 39-4021.00

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