Price Survey

In 2014, 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 5 or more cases in 2013
  • Had a website
  • Listed pricing on the website or were willing to send prices via email

105 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 $1,173 and ranges from $490 to $3,390
  • Burial prices vary by over 400%. The average price of Direct Burial is $2,195, with prices ranging from $895 to $4,090. A Complete Funeral service with embalming, viewing, services and basic casket averages $3,785, as low as $1,900 and as high as $8,465.

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.

 

2014 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