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Cemetery Caretaker - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Cemetery Caretaker"

How much does a Cemetery Caretaker in the federal government get paid? $50,975.13* *Based on the 2021 average.

Cemetery Caretaker was the 208th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 647 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.

In 2021, the National Cemetery Administration hired the most employees titled Cemetery Caretaking, with an average salary of $50,975.

Government Cemetery Caretaking jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Cemetery Caretaking job is FWS-2, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-6. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This standard is used to grade nonsupervisory work involved in the maintenance upkeep of cemeteries, requiring the use of a variety of trade practices associated with occupations such as motor vehicle operating, gardening, tractor operating, laboring, and fork lift operating. Such work includes digging graves, setting and aligning headstones, erecting mourners' shelters, setting up casket-lowering devices, and maintaining the appearance of the surrounding grounds.

Agencies that have hired a Cemetery Caretaker

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
National Cemetery Administration 647 $50,975.13

Cemetery Caretaker Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Cemetery Caretaker is $50,975.13. The highest paid Cemetery Caretaker made $97,549 in 2021.

Common Cemetery Caretaker Payscales

Payscale Number of Cemetery Caretaking Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 531
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 75
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage System 41

Starting Paygrade: $7.77 to $18.57 / hour at paygrade FWS-2
Maximum Paygrade: $9.70 to $24.53 / hour at paygrade FWS-6

Other Jobs at the FWS-2 Paygrade

FWS-2 is the starting paygrade for Cemetery Caretaking jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-2 paygrade.

Occupation Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Elevator OperatingFWS-1FWS-2
Laboratory WorkingFWS-1FWS-4
Fabric WorkingFWS-1FWS-9

Average Cemetery Caretaking Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Cemetery Caretaker was $34,743. Since then, the average pay has increased to $50,975 in 2021.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 4754.

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