Embalmer Salary in Ferguson, Missouri

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Average Salary for Embalmer in Ferguson, Missouri

The average salary of a(n) Embalmer in Ferguson, Missouri is $54,031.

The average hourly rate of a(n) Embalmer in Ferguson, Missouri is $25.98.

The average bonus of a(n) Embalmer in Ferguson, Missouri is $1,221.00.

Job Description:

Embalms bodies for burial or cremation in conformity with legal requirements. Cleanses and dries body, using germicidal soap and towels or hot air drier. Embeds convex celluloid or cotton between eyeball and eyelid to prevent slipping and sinking of eyelid. Forces air from lungs by pressing diaphragm. Eliminates escape of gases or waste matter by packing body orifices with cotton saturated with embalming fluid. Makes incision in arm or thigh, using scalpel, inserts pump tubes into artery, and starts pump that drains blood from circulatory system and replaces blood with embalming fluid. Incises stomach and abdominal walls and probes internal organs, such as bladder and liver, using trocar to withdraw blood and waste matter from organs. Attaches trocar to pump-tube, starts pump, and repeats probing to force embalming fluid into organs. Closes incisions, using needle and suture. Reshapes or reconstructs disfigured or maimed bodies, using materials, such as clay, cotton, plaster of Paris, and wax. Applies cosmetics to impart lifelike appearance. Dresses body and places body in casket. May arrange funeral details, such as type of casket or burial dress and place of burial. May maintain records, such as itemized list of clothing or valuables delivered with body and names of people embalmed. Less

Embalms bodies for burial or cremation in conformity with legal requirements. Cleanses and dries body, using germicidal soap and towels or hot air drier. Embeds convex celluloid or cotton between eyeball and eyelid to prevent slipping and sinking of eyelid.... More

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