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Cemetery Worker

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A cemetery worker digs graves and is also responsible for the general maintenance of the cemetery grounds. Different local authorities may have different job titles, such as Gravedigger or Amenity Operative.

The Work

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In most local authorities, cemetery work is just one of many duties carried out by landscape or environmental staff. As well as cemeteries, they would also be responsible for the upkeep of public parks, public open spaces, landscaped areas and amenity areas.

Pay

Salaries are usually on the scales of local government manual workers. Overtime might be available. The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Salaries for cemetery workers start from around £16,000 a year, rising to around £21,500 a year with experience.

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
1387
1.4 %
RISE
2029
1406
  United Kingdom
2024
20428
2.9 %
RISE
2029
21021

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