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Funeral Director/​Embalmer

Kaihautū/​Kaiwhakapaipai Tūpāpaku

This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

Funeral directors/embalmers organise and direct funerals, register deaths, and prepare human bodies for visits by families, and burial or cremation.


Funeral directors/embalmers usually earn

$45K- $50K per year

Source: Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand, 2016.

Job opportunities

Opportunities for funeral directors/embalmers are poor for those wanting to enter the role, but good for those with experience.
A hearse parked by a wall.

Funeral directors organise and direct funerals

Last updated 20 September 2017