The average annual salary for a mortician as of May 2014 was $52,130, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This salary equates to an average hourly wage of $25.06. In death care services, the average was $51,870, as compared to $72,320 in federal executive jobs.
The state with the highest average pay for morticians as of May 2014 was Delaware. Morticians there earned $70,970 per year. Illinois was the second-highest paying state for morticians at $70,530 per year. Morticians earned an average of $70,310 each year in New Jersey. In Rhode Island, pay was $70,190 per year, with Nebraska morticians averaging $61,510.