Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
48,250 2.3 % $23.15 $48,150 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.76 $15.31 $21.27 $28.52 $37.12
Annual Wage (2) $22,380 $31,850 $44,250 $59,320 $77,220


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 24,910 13.18 $22.32 $46,420
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 7,300 0.14 $24.25 $50,430
Home Health Care Services 5,130 0.39 $23.95 $49,820
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 1,540 0.09 $22.30 $46,380
State Government (OES Designation) 1,360 0.06 $26.41 $54,940

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 24,910 13.18 $22.32 $46,420
Home Health Care Services 5,130 0.39 $23.95 $49,820
Grantmaking and Giving Services 180 0.14 $19.25 $40,050
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 220 0.14 $18.85 $39,210
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 7,300 0.14 $24.25 $50,430

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) 960 0.05 $35.07 $72,950
Outpatient Care Centers 70 0.01 $27.58 $57,360
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 200 0.08 $27.01 $56,190
State Government (OES Designation) 1,360 0.06 $26.41 $54,940
Civic and Social Organizations 40 0.01 $25.54 $53,130


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 8,730 0.97 2.78 $23.81 $49,520
California 4,710 0.30 0.87 $27.17 $56,520
Oregon 4,560 2.63 7.51 $22.40 $46,600
Texas 2,400 0.21 0.59 $23.97 $49,860
Michigan 2,280 0.55 1.57 $19.84 $41,260



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 4,560 2.63 7.51 $22.40 $46,600
Montana 700 1.56 4.45 $18.93 $39,380
New York 8,730 0.97 2.78 $23.81 $49,520
Hawaii 480 0.78 2.23 $26.97 $56,100
Rhode Island 320 0.67 1.92 $22.92 $47,680



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 260 0.38 1.08 $28.34 $58,940
Washington 540 0.18 0.52 $28.22 $58,700
New Hampshire 60 0.10 0.29 $28.10 $58,440
Delaware 70 0.16 0.46 $27.71 $57,640
California 4,710 0.30 0.87 $27.17 $56,520




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,980 0.77 2.19 $24.22 $50,380
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,020 1.86 5.31 $23.77 $49,440
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,260 0.35 1.00 $21.66 $45,050
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 1,070 0.84 2.39 $22.53 $46,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 940 0.23 0.66 $30.34 $63,110
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 910 0.48 1.39 $22.12 $46,010
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 660 0.27 0.78 $24.40 $50,760
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 620 0.40 1.16 $29.84 $62,060
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 600 1.10 3.15 $24.01 $49,940
Rochester, NY 510 1.01 2.89 $23.20 $48,260



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)
Albany, OR 150 3.53 10.08 $18.78 $39,060
Corvallis, OR 120 3.31 9.47 $27.23 $56,630
Bend-Redmond, OR 210 3.07 8.78 $17.80 $37,030
Salem, OR 480 3.06 8.75 $25.22 $52,470
Eugene, OR 410 2.80 8.01 $19.00 $39,520
Grants Pass, OR 60 2.60 7.44 $16.95 $35,260
Medford, OR 200 2.48 7.08 $21.19 $44,080
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,020 1.86 5.31 $23.77 $49,440
Great Falls, MT 60 1.83 5.22 $21.99 $45,740
Missoula, MT 80 1.48 4.24 $20.31 $42,240