Casket Coverer

Fit and glue fabric covering to the outside of caskets.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Casket Coverers do?

Fits and glues fabric covering to outside of casket body, top frame, and top panel: Brushes glue over sides and ends of casket body, top frame, and top panel. Spreads fabric over glued surface, pulling, pressing, and smoothing cover over casket surfaces. Trims excess fabric at corners. Folds edge of cover under bottom and glues, tacks, or staples it to bottom. Tacks or glues trimming material over seams and exposed edges. Cuts and glues paper cover to bottom of casket. May attach hinges to fasten top frame to body. May attach top panel to top frame with screws. May be designated according to part of casket covered as Body Coverer; Cap Coverer; Panel Coverer; Top Coverer; Top-Frame Coverer.

Should I be a Casket Coverer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Cable Coverer, Cap Coverer

    How to become a Casket Coverer

    Casket Coverers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Casket Coverer-related education!
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