Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Occupational Employment Statistics
PRINT:Print
OES OES Program Links

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
53,180 1.9 % $26.53 $55,190 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.89 $17.70 $24.23 $31.41 $41.81
Annual Wage (2) $26,810 $36,810 $50,400 $65,320 $86,970


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 24,690 12.27 $25.60 $53,260
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 8,080 0.14 $26.85 $55,840
Home Health Care Services 7,380 0.49 $27.92 $58,070
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 2,120 0.13 $28.31 $58,890
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,810 0.02 $24.81 $51,600

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 24,690 12.27 $25.60 $53,260
Home Health Care Services 7,380 0.49 $27.92 $58,070
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 8,080 0.14 $26.85 $55,840
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 2,120 0.13 $28.31 $58,890
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 210 0.12 $20.07 $41,740

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) 1,070 0.05 $37.04 $77,040
Real Estate (8) (8) $35.76 $74,380
Grantmaking and Giving Services 50 0.03 $32.02 $66,600
Outpatient Care Centers 120 0.01 $28.82 $59,940
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 230 0.09 $28.66 $59,620


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 7,210 0.76 2.09 $28.12 $58,500
California 6,610 0.38 1.05 $34.04 $70,800
Oregon 4,180 2.19 6.06 $25.59 $53,220
Texas 3,140 0.25 0.70 $25.93 $53,940
Florida 3,010 0.34 0.95 $24.98 $51,950




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 4,180 2.19 6.06 $25.59 $53,220
Montana 720 1.54 4.24 $22.59 $46,980
Hawaii 670 1.06 2.93 $22.32 $46,430
New York 7,210 0.76 2.09 $28.12 $58,500
Rhode Island 350 0.73 2.01 $26.94 $56,040




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 6,610 0.38 1.05 $34.04 $70,800
Washington 730 0.22 0.61 $31.10 $64,680
Massachusetts 560 0.16 0.43 $30.63 $63,720
District of Columbia 120 0.17 0.47 $29.57 $61,510
New Hampshire 120 0.17 0.48 $29.02 $60,360





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 5,010 0.52 1.43 $29.62 $61,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,010 0.48 1.33 $37.21 $77,390
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,780 1.47 4.05 $29.11 $60,540
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,630 0.35 0.97 $28.69 $59,680
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,030 0.28 0.78 $25.76 $53,590
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,030 0.36 0.99 $27.81 $57,830
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,000 0.51 1.40 $22.10 $45,970
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 880 0.45 1.23 $23.83 $49,560
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 870 0.35 0.97 $34.97 $72,730
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 820 0.31 0.85 $28.57 $59,430