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Funeral Director

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Funeral directors make funeral arrangements for burial and cremation services. They do as much as they can to help their clients at a difficult time.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

Pay rates vary, depending on:

Starting salaries for funeral service operatives tend to be from £18,000 to £24,500 a year. Funeral directors earn £25,000 to £30,000. Senior funeral directors may earn more than this.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Jobs are advertised on the websites of large companies such as the Co-operative and also the Find a Job website.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
1573
4.5 %
RISE
2024
1643
  United Kingdom
2019
18859
4.1 %
RISE
2024
19624

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Institute of Funeral Directors (BIFD)
Tel: 0800 032 2733
E-mail: admin@bifd.org.uk
Website: http://www.bifd.org.uk/

National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD)
Tel: 0121 711 1343
E-mail: info@nafd.org.uk
Website: http://www.nafd.org.uk/
Website (2): http://www.nafdqualifications.org.uk/
Twitter: @NAFD_UK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NAFDUK

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