Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

21-2011 Clergy

Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
42,820 2.0 % $23.22 $48,290 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.64 $15.28 $21.14 $28.06 $37.21
Annual Wage (2) $24,210 $31,780 $43,970 $58,360 $77,390


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Religious Organizations 22,910 12.42 $23.44 $48,750
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 6,280 0.12 $22.64 $47,090
Home Health Care Services 4,180 0.39 $22.37 $46,530
Nursing Care Facilities 1,630 0.10 $20.38 $42,380
State Government (OES Designation) 1,440 0.06 $25.19 $52,400

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Religious Organizations 22,910 12.42 $23.44 $48,750
Home Health Care Services 4,180 0.39 $22.37 $46,530
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 6,280 0.12 $22.64 $47,090
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 160 0.12 $19.35 $40,240
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 730 0.10 $20.76 $43,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 880 0.04 $35.25 $73,310
Child Day Care Services 70 0.01 $28.69 $59,670
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 230 0.10 $25.74 $53,540
Management of Companies and Enterprises 420 0.02 $25.40 $52,840
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 210 0.10 $25.37 $52,780


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 8,840 1.06 3.15 $25.68 $53,420
California 4,330 0.31 0.92 $28.97 $60,260
Oregon 3,870 2.47 7.32 $24.61 $51,180
Florida 2,290 0.32 0.96 $21.40 $44,500
Michigan 1,920 0.51 1.52 $19.88 $41,350




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 3,870 2.47 7.32 $24.61 $51,180
Montana 750 1.77 5.24 $18.35 $38,170
Hawaii 640 1.12 3.32 $21.81 $45,360
New York 8,840 1.06 3.15 $25.68 $53,420
Michigan 1,920 0.51 1.52 $19.88 $41,350




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 280 0.43 1.28 $29.38 $61,100
California 4,330 0.31 0.92 $28.97 $60,260
Nevada 90 0.08 0.25 $28.81 $59,920
New Jersey 920 0.25 0.73 $26.03 $54,150
Massachusetts 480 0.15 0.46 $25.90 $53,870

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,600 0.92 2.74 $27.65 $57,520
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 1,480 1.54 4.56 $27.58 $57,360
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,190 0.34 1.00 $21.78 $45,300
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 940 0.78 2.32 $26.52 $55,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 940 0.25 0.73 $34.29 $71,320
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 760 1.45 4.31 $22.66 $47,130
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 660 0.29 0.86 $22.81 $47,440
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 620 0.34 1.02 $21.48 $44,690
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 600 0.53 1.56 $29.77 $61,920
Rochester, NY 560 1.16 3.44 $26.48 $55,080




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medford, OR 270 3.68 10.93 $21.24 $44,170
Eugene-Springfield, OR 390 2.87 8.53 $25.21 $52,430
Corvallis, OR 90 2.62 7.78 $22.27 $46,330
Salem, OR 330 2.29 6.80 $24.44 $50,840
Bend, OR 120 2.02 6.00 $21.97 $45,700
Missoula, MT 100 1.82 5.40 $21.06 $43,810
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 1,480 1.54 4.56 $27.58 $57,360
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 760 1.45 4.31 $22.66 $47,130
Great Falls, MT 50 1.44 4.27 $19.69 $40,950
Honolulu, HI 550 1.30 3.86 $20.61 $42,880




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 940 0.25 0.73 $34.29 $71,320
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 30 0.18 0.54 $34.24 $71,220
Ann Arbor, MI 70 0.35 1.05 $32.86 $68,340
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.31 0.91 $30.64 $63,720
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 40 0.38 1.13 $30.39 $63,210
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 520 0.55 1.62 $30.03 $62,460
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 600 0.53 1.56 $29.77 $61,920
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 60 0.08 0.24 $29.43 $61,210
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 70 0.24 0.71 $29.33 $61,000
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 80 0.97 2.87 $28.63 $59,550

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 420 3.49 10.35 $20.10 $41,800
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 270 1.41 4.18 $20.11 $41,820
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 250 1.36 4.05 $17.56 $36,520
Linn County, Oregon nonmetropolitan area 220 5.74 17.04 $21.84 $45,440
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 220 1.88 5.58 $19.73 $41,040

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Linn County, Oregon nonmetropolitan area 220 5.74 17.04 $21.84 $45,440
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 420 3.49 10.35 $20.10 $41,800
Southern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 180 3.20 9.49 $20.11 $41,830
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 180 2.57 7.62 $21.06 $43,800
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 160 2.38 7.07 $18.34 $38,140

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 90 0.61 1.82 $28.83 $59,960
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 0.76 $24.67 $51,320
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $24.40 $50,740
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 0.78 $24.23 $50,390
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 0.72 $24.11 $50,150


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011