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Cemetery Worker Salary

$30,037 (USD)

Average Salary

$14/hr

Average Hourly

$330

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Cemetery Worker is $30,037 a year and $14 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Cemetery Worker is between $23,315 and $35,447. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Cemetery Worker. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Prepares graves and keeps up cemetery grounds.
  • Locates grave site according to section, lot, and plot numbers, and marks area to be excavated.
  • Removes sod from gravesite, using shovel.
  • Digs grave to specified depth, using pick and shovel or backhoe.
  • Places concrete slabs on bottom and around grave to line it.
  • Mixes and pours concrete to construct foundation for grave marker, using premixed concrete, wheelbarrow, and hand tools.
  • Positions casket-lowering device on grave, covers dirt pile and sod with artificial grass carpet, erects canopy, and arranges folding chairs to prepare site for burial service.
  • Builds wooden forms for concrete slabs, using hammer, saw, and nails.
  • Sets grave marker in concrete on gravesite, using shovel and trowel.
  • Mows grass, using hand or power mower.
  • Prunes shrubs, trims trees, and plants flowers and shrubs on grave, using hand tools.
  • Removes leaves and other debris from graves, using leaf blowers and weed eaters.
  • May drive vehicles, such as backhoe, trucks, and tractors.
  • May repair and maintain tools and equipment, using hand tools and power tools and applying mechanical knowledge.
  • May open and close mausoleum vaults, using hand tools.
Cemetery Worker Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers

Job family population: 912,360

Estimated population of Cemetery Worker jobs: 44,003

Rate of error: 0.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$34,822
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Cemetery Worker Job Listings for United States

Sales Representative
Jul 15
Hayward, CA, USA
Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Services (CFCS)
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery and Funeral Center FD1456, Hayward, CA Position Summary Looking for a ... Education and Experience · College degree preferred, or 2-4 years working in a performance based ...
Event Planner/Spanish/English- Funeral Director
Jun 18
Hayward, CA, USA
Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services (CFCS)
Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Services (CFCS), a Ministry of the Diocese of Oakland, is seeking individuals with event planning, strong customer service and communication skills who enjoy working with ...
Cemetery Superintendant
Jun 11
Bradenton, FL, USA
Robert Toale & Sons Funeral Home at Palms Memorial park
Maintains a safe working environment by training the staff in proper techniques and use of safety ... Minimum 5 years cemetery grounds experience is strongly preferred * Strong work ethic and ethical ...
Sales Associate
Jun 10
Wheat Ridge, CO, USA
Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services (CFCS)
The Mount Olivet Cemetery Association; Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary at Mount Olivet, Inc.; St. ... Education and Experience: • College degree preferred, and/or 2-4 years working in a sales ...
Cemetery / Funeral Sales Counselor
Jun 4
Fayetteville, GA, USA
South-View Cemetery
Company Description 100+ acre cemetery with lots of history dating back to 1886. Caring for ... working. Families are often grieving and emotionally fragile. We work to care for them, make the ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Cemetery Worker is $30,037 a year and $14 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Cemetery Worker is between $23,315 and $35,447. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Cemetery Worker. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Cemetery Worker Job Listings for United States

Sales Representative
Jul 15
Hayward, CA, USA
Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Services (CFCS)
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery and Funeral Center FD1456, Hayward, CA Position Summary Looking for a ... Education and Experience · College degree preferred, or 2-4 years working in a performance based ...
Event Planner/Spanish/English- Funeral Director
Jun 18
Hayward, CA, USA
Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services (CFCS)
Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Services (CFCS), a Ministry of the Diocese of Oakland, is seeking individuals with event planning, strong customer service and communication skills who enjoy working with ...
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