Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Arrangers

risk level
Based on 48 votes
by year 2032
or $24.53 per hour
as of 2023

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Automation risk

19% (Minimal Risk)

Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.

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

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Social Perceptiveness

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

  • Negotiation

  • Originality

  • Persuasion

User poll

18.2% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a minimal chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 19% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Arrangers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Arrangers' job openings is expected to rise 9.0% 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.


Low paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Arrangers' was $51,030, or $24 per hour

'Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Arrangers' were paid 6.2% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 24,200 people employed as 'Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Arrangers' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 6 thousand people are employed as 'Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Arrangers'.

Job description

Perform various tasks to arrange and direct individual 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.

SOC Code: 39-4031.00


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AGR (No chance) says
As a worker in the sector, I can confidently state that no machine can replace the versatility, capacity for improvisation, empathy, teamwork, and dedication that this work requires.

I firmly believe that until something equal to a human being is invented, it is impossible for us to be replaced.

Just imagine a robot attending to you at your mother's funeral. Such a scenario would be extremely cold and cruel for families.
Jun 22, 2022 at 01:07 PM

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