Price Survey

Price Survey

Survey of Funeral Home Prices in Washington State

In 2016, the PEOPLE’S MEMORIAL Association conducted its survey of funeral home pricing based on 21st century technology.  The PMA volunteers searched all of Washington funeral homes that: 
1) handled 10 or more cases in 2015
2) had a website
3) had pricing on the website or were willing to send its prices via email  

This survey is based on nearly 200 Funeral Homes that fit all of the criteria.

This 2016 Survey discovered that cremation prices vary by as much as 700%. Burial prices vary by over 400%.

The study reinforces the importance of consumers shopping around and planning ahead to assure that they receive the final arrangements that they want at a price they can afford.

The average cost for Direct Cremation in the state is $1,363 and ranges from $490 to $4,090.

The average price of Direct Burial is $1,924, with prices ranging from $749 to $4,460.

A Complete Funeral service with embalming, viewing, and a funeral service averages $3,788, as low as $1,700 and as high as $8,705.  No casket costs were included in either burial option as casket costs range from less than $1,000 to over $25,000. The funeral homes included in the price survey which do include caskets are noted on the survey worksheet.

2016 Funeral Home Price Survey Results

2014 Compiled Washington State Funeral Home Price Survey Results

    King County Funeral Home Price Survey
    South Puget Sound Funeral Home Price Survey
    North Puget Sound Funeral Home Price Survey
    Olympic Peninsula Funeral Home Price Survey
    North Central Washington Funeral Home Price Survey
    South Central Washington Funeral Home Price Survey
    Eastern Washington Funeral Home Price Survey
    Southwest Washington Funeral Home Price Survey

2011 Funeral Home Price Survey Results

    King County Funeral Home Price Survey
    Eastern Washington Funeral Home Price Survey

2009 Funeral Home Price Survey Results

    King County Funeral Home Price Survey
    South Puget Sound Funeral Home Price Survey
    North Puget Sound Funeral Home Price Survey
    Olympic Peninsula Funeral Home Price Survey
    North Central Washington Funeral Home Price Survey
    South Central Washington Funeral Home Price Survey
    Eastern Washington Funeral Home Price Survey
    Southwest Washington Funeral Home Price Survey

2007 Funeral Home Price Survey Results

    King County Funeral Home Price Survey
    South Puget Sound Funeral Home Price Survey
    North Puget Sound Funeral Home Price Survey
    Olympic Peninsula Funeral Home Price Survey
    Central Washington Funeral Home Price Survey

2004 Funeral Home Price Survey Results

    King County Funeral Home Price Survey
    South Puget Sound Funeral Home Price Survey
    North Puget Sound Funeral Home Price Survey
    Central Washington Funeral Home Price Survey