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Gravedigger Salary
in British Columbia, Canada

$33,218 (CAD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Gravedigger is $33,218 a year and $16 an hour in British Columbia, Canada. The average salary range for a Gravedigger is between $26,311 and $39,201. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Gravedigger. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in British Columbia, Canada.

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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.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2023:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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