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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

21-2099 Religious Workers, All Other

All religious workers not listed separately.


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)
8,460 5.4 % $17.24 $35,860 3.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.33 $10.87 $14.33 $19.56 $28.04
Annual Wage (2) $19,400 $22,620 $29,820 $40,680 $58,320


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 6,470 3.29 $16.80 $34,930
Elementary and Secondary Schools 400 0.00 $14.56 $30,280
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 250 0.01 $16.74 $34,810
Home Health Care Services 200 0.01 $22.89 $47,620
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 130 0.00 $24.00 $49,910

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 6,470 3.29 $16.80 $34,930
Social Advocacy Organizations 60 0.03 $15.24 $31,690
Home Health Care Services 200 0.01 $22.89 $47,620
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 250 0.01 $16.74 $34,810
Individual and Family Services 60 0.00 $13.10 $27,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly (8) (8) $24.38 $50,700
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 130 (7) $24.00 $49,910
Home Health Care Services 200 0.01 $22.89 $47,620
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 50 (7) $19.72 $41,010
Religious Organizations 6,470 3.29 $16.80 $34,930


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)
California 1,000 0.06 1.01 $17.69 $36,790
Florida 980 0.11 1.95 $17.03 $35,420
New York 790 0.08 1.44 $17.20 $35,770
Oregon 690 0.37 6.29 $13.53 $28,140
Pennsylvania 640 0.11 1.88 $24.48 $50,920




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)
District of Columbia 370 0.52 8.94 $20.50 $42,650
Oregon 690 0.37 6.29 $13.53 $28,140
Colorado 450 0.17 2.92 $19.50 $40,560
Pennsylvania 640 0.11 1.88 $24.48 $50,920
Florida 980 0.11 1.95 $17.03 $35,420




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 640 0.11 1.88 $24.48 $50,920
District of Columbia 370 0.52 8.94 $20.50 $42,650
Washington 250 0.08 1.30 $20.19 $42,000
Alabama 50 0.03 0.45 $19.92 $41,430
Arizona 80 0.03 0.52 $19.57 $40,700





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 670 0.07 1.20 $16.64 $34,610
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 450 0.14 2.45 $19.64 $40,860
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 410 0.14 2.45 (8) (8)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 360 0.06 1.02 $17.14 $35,660
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 340 0.13 2.28 $20.31 $42,240
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 280 0.24 4.09 $15.09 $31,390
Colorado Springs, CO 280 1.00 17.13 $21.69 $45,120
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 210 0.15 2.57 $13.43 $27,930
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 190 0.04 0.70 $18.99 $39,490
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 180 0.09 1.58 $20.66 $42,970




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)
Colorado Springs, CO 280 1.00 17.13 $21.69 $45,120
Salem, OR 150 0.88 15.14 $12.76 $26,540
Utica-Rome, NY 50 0.40 6.88 $11.44 $23,800
Gainesville, FL 50 0.39 6.72 $17.20 $35,780
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 280 0.24 4.09 $15.09 $31,390
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 50 0.20 3.49 $12.98 $27,000
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 210 0.15 2.57 $13.43 $27,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 450 0.14 2.45 $19.64 $40,860
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 410 0.14 2.45 (8) (8)
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 340 0.13 2.28 $20.31 $42,240




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)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 60 0.04 0.69 $21.94 $45,630
Colorado Springs, CO 280 1.00 17.13 $21.69 $45,120
Fresno, CA (8) (8) (8) $21.04 $43,770
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 180 0.09 1.58 $20.66 $42,970
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 340 0.13 2.28 $20.31 $42,240
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 450 0.14 2.45 $19.64 $40,860
Rochester, NY 40 0.08 1.43 $18.99 $39,490
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 190 0.04 0.70 $18.99 $39,490
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC (8) (8) (8) $18.75 $39,000
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI (8) (8) (8) $18.62 $38,730

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)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 4.33 $16.08 $33,450

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)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 4.33 $16.08 $33,450

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)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 4.33 $16.08 $33,450
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.05 $27,140


About May 2018 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 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.

(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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019