Funeral Director

Funeral Directors arrange and direct funeral services. They prepare bodies for internment in conformity with legal requirements, coordinate transportation of the body to the mortuary for embalming, interview family or other authorized person to arrange details, and procure officials for religious rites.

Training at a glance

  • Time to Complete: Approx. 1 year
  • On the job time: 2000 hours
  • Related Instruction Time: 9 months
  • Additional Training: Transition to Trainer during final year

Wisconsin Employment Outlook & Wages*

  • Job Outlook through 2026 in Wisconsin: 3.2%
  • Experienced Level Salary: $71,001

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 * Wisconsin Long Term Occupation Employment Projections, 2016-2026 (Statewide). Office of Economic Advisors, WI Department of Workforce Development, December 2018. & US Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Employment Statistics, estimates May 2017. Reports can be viewed on DWD's premiere source for Labor Market Information,

* * Average (mean) annual salary earned by the upper two-thirds of all workers in the selected location, occupation, and industry. Actual salaries will vary by employer and other factors.