Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
45,020 2.1 % $22.86 $47,540 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.79 $15.00 $21.06 $28.03 $36.86
Annual Wage (2) $22,440 $31,190 $43,800 $58,310 $76,660


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 23,320 12.57 $22.15 $46,080
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 6,780 0.13 $23.37 $48,610
Home Health Care Services 4,810 0.40 $22.98 $47,810
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 1,490 0.09 $22.25 $46,280
State Government (OES Designation) 1,270 0.06 $26.21 $54,520

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 23,320 12.57 $22.15 $46,080
Home Health Care Services 4,810 0.40 $22.98 $47,810
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 6,780 0.13 $23.37 $48,610
Grantmaking and Giving Services 150 0.12 $17.66 $36,740
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 160 0.11 $19.49 $40,540

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) 930 0.05 $35.10 $73,000
Individual and Family Services 380 0.03 $27.74 $57,700
Radio and Television Broadcasting 40 0.02 $27.23 $56,650
Offices of Physicians 100 (7) $26.53 $55,180
State Government (OES Designation) 1,270 0.06 $26.21 $54,520


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 8,440 0.98 2.88 $23.39 $48,650
California 4,450 0.30 0.89 $27.60 $57,400
Oregon 3,970 2.42 7.12 $22.16 $46,090
Texas 2,230 0.20 0.60 $23.12 $48,090
Michigan 2,200 0.55 1.62 $21.11 $43,920




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 3,970 2.42 7.12 $22.16 $46,090
Montana 770 1.75 5.15 $21.34 $44,380
New York 8,440 0.98 2.88 $23.39 $48,650
Hawaii 530 0.88 2.58 $25.10 $52,220
Michigan 2,200 0.55 1.62 $21.11 $43,920




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 560 0.24 0.72 $29.07 $60,460
District of Columbia 300 0.45 1.32 $28.69 $59,670
California 4,450 0.30 0.89 $27.60 $57,400
New Hampshire 50 0.07 0.22 $27.58 $57,370
Delaware 60 0.15 0.43 $27.56 $57,330





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 4,620 0.88 2.59 $23.94 $49,790
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,580 1.54 4.54 $24.26 $50,460
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,180 0.32 0.94 $20.04 $41,680
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,060 0.85 2.51 $21.84 $45,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 850 0.21 0.63 $30.33 $63,080
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 760 0.43 1.26 $21.74 $45,220
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 680 0.29 0.85 $24.26 $50,450
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 570 0.39 1.15 $30.93 $64,320
Rochester, NY 540 1.09 3.21 $23.71 $49,330
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 520 1.21 3.57 $23.70 $49,290




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)
Salem, OR 510 3.54 10.43 $19.99 $41,570
Corvallis, OR 110 3.42 10.07 $23.78 $49,470
Eugene-Springfield, OR 350 2.52 7.41 $19.45 $40,450
Medford, OR 190 2.45 7.20 $22.90 $47,620
Great Falls, MT 70 2.04 5.99 $22.90 $47,620
Bend, OR 120 1.93 5.69 $21.36 $44,430
Billings, MT 140 1.70 5.02 $23.58 $49,040
Missoula, MT 90 1.69 4.98 $23.63 $49,140
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,580 1.54 4.54 $24.26 $50,460
Jackson, MI 70 1.30 3.84 $18.61 $38,700




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)
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 80 0.26 0.76 $32.52 $67,640
New Haven, CT 70 0.27 0.81 $32.28 $67,150
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 160 0.17 0.49 $31.38 $65,260
Salinas, CA 80 0.52 1.53 $31.09 $64,660
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 570 0.39 1.15 $30.93 $64,320
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 50 0.31 0.90 $30.49 $63,410
Colorado Springs, CO 60 0.25 0.74 $30.47 $63,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 850 0.21 0.63 $30.33 $63,080
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.43 1.25 $29.97 $62,340
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.23 0.68 $29.74 $61,860

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)
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 380 3.95 11.63 $18.83 $39,170
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 280 4.12 12.13 $19.88 $41,340
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 240 1.28 3.78 $22.37 $46,530
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 230 1.24 3.64 $23.01 $47,870
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 220 1.78 5.26 $23.39 $48,650

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)
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 280 4.12 12.13 $19.88 $41,340
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 380 3.95 11.63 $18.83 $39,170
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 220 3.36 9.90 $26.55 $55,230
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 160 2.81 8.26 $17.24 $35,850
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 130 1.90 5.59 $16.00 $33,280

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)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 0.91 $27.47 $57,150
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 220 3.36 9.90 $26.55 $55,230
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 0.82 $26.24 $54,580
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 0.78 $25.75 $53,570
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area 40 1.22 3.59 $25.45 $52,930


About May 2013 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014