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Cemetery Worker Salary
in New York-Manhattan, New York

$33,539 (USD)

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The average pay for a Cemetery Worker is $33,539 a year and $16 an hour in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States. The average salary range for a Cemetery Worker is between $31,199 and $39,580. 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 New York-Manhattan, New York.

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Job Summary

  • 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 New York-Manhattan, New York, 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:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Cemetery Worker Job Listings for New York-Manhattan, New York

Family Service Counselors Union, Totowa & Hamilton NJ
May 17
Union, NJ, USA
Park Lawn Corp
Job Description CMS Mid-Atlantic is looking for career-minded individuals who seek FT employment as Cemetery Sales Counselors. This may be the perfect position for you if you like working with people ...
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