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Gravedigger Salary

$30,257 (USD)

Average Salary

$15/hr

Average Hourly

$333

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 06, 2019

The average pay for a Gravedigger is $30,257 a year and $15 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Gravedigger is between $23,486 and $35,706. 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 the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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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.
Gravedigger Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers

Job family population: 913,480

Estimated population of Gravedigger jobs: 44,057

Rate of error: 0.6%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$35,076
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Gravedigger Job Listings for United States

Driver
Nov 19
Moberly, MO, USA
Wilbert Funeral Services
Closing and lowering vault after service. (In some instances, this task may include assisting the gravedigger in closing the grave by shoveling dirt.) * Prep concrete burial vaults as ordered * Load ...
Driver
Nov 8
San Antonio, TX, USA
Wilbert Funeral Services
Closing and lowering vault after service. (In some instances, this task may include assisting the gravedigger in closing the grave by shoveling dirt.) * Prep concrete burial vaults as ordered * Load ...
Driver
Oct 17
Kinsley, KS, USA
Wilbert Funeral Services
Closing and lowering vault after service. (In some instances, this task may include assisting the gravedigger in closing the grave by shoveling dirt.) * Prep concrete burial vaults as ordered * Load ...
Driver
Oct 17
Clackamas, OR, USA
Wilbert Funeral Services
Closing and lowering vault after service. (In some instances, this task may include assisting the gravedigger in closing the grave by shoveling dirt.) * Prep concrete burial vaults as ordered * Load ...
Driver
Oct 21
Jarrell, TX, USA
Wilbert Funeral Services
Closing and lowering vault after service. (In some instances, this task may include assisting the gravedigger in closing the grave by shoveling dirt.) * Prep concrete burial vaults as ordered * Load ...

The average pay for a Gravedigger is $30,257 a year and $15 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Gravedigger is between $23,486 and $35,706. 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 the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Nov 19
Moberly, MO, USA
Wilbert Funeral Services
Closing and lowering vault after service. (In some instances, this task may include assisting the gravedigger in closing the grave by shoveling dirt.) * Prep concrete burial vaults as ordered * Load ...
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Nov 8
San Antonio, TX, USA
Wilbert Funeral Services
Closing and lowering vault after service. (In some instances, this task may include assisting the gravedigger in closing the grave by shoveling dirt.) * Prep concrete burial vaults as ordered * Load ...
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