Price Survey

In 2016, People's Memorial (PMA) conducted its biennial survey of Washington State funeral home pricing.

Because today's consumers are acclimated to shopping online, the survey includes only funeral homes in Washington that: 

  • Handled 10 or more cases in 2015
  • Had a website
  • Listed pricing on the website or were willing to send prices via email

200 funeral homes met all criteria.

 


 

Top Findings

  • Cremation prices vary by as much as 700%. The average cost for Direct Cremation in the state is $1,363 and ranges from $490 to $4,090
  • Burial prices vary by over 400%. The average price of Direct Burial is $1,924, with prices ranging from $749 to $4,460. A Complete Funeral service with embalming, viewing, services and basic casket averages $3,788, as low as $1,700 and as high as $8,705.

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.


2016 Funeral Home Price Survey Results

   2016 Washington State Funeral Home Price Survey Results

 



2014 Funeral Home Price Survey Results

    2014 Compiled Washington State Funeral Home Price Survey Results

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

For additional surveys, please email info@peoplesmemorial.org