Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
49,320 1.8 % $23.77 $49,450 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.45 $15.77 $21.99 $29.15 $38.03
Annual Wage (2) $23,830 $32,790 $45,740 $60,640 $79,110


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 24,620 12.85 $22.94 $47,710
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 7,720 0.14 $24.87 $51,730
Home Health Care Services 5,550 0.41 $24.53 $51,030
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 1,610 0.10 $22.85 $47,530
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,550 0.02 $21.11 $43,910

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 24,620 12.85 $22.94 $47,710
Home Health Care Services 5,550 0.41 $24.53 $51,030
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 230 0.14 $19.74 $41,060
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 7,720 0.14 $24.87 $51,730
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 300 0.12 $27.66 $57,540

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) 970 0.05 $35.78 $74,430
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 300 0.12 $27.66 $57,540
State Government (OES Designation) 1,410 0.06 $26.57 $55,270
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 260 0.11 $26.15 $54,390
Grantmaking and Giving Services 30 0.02 $26.06 $54,200


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 8,490 0.93 2.66 $25.28 $52,570
California 5,210 0.33 0.93 $26.76 $55,670
Oregon 4,660 2.60 7.40 $22.69 $47,200
Texas 2,480 0.21 0.60 $24.48 $50,910
Michigan 2,460 0.58 1.66 $20.31 $42,240




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 4,660 2.60 7.40 $22.69 $47,200
Montana 630 1.39 3.95 $20.71 $43,080
New York 8,490 0.93 2.66 $25.28 $52,570
Hawaii 500 0.80 2.27 $29.51 $61,380
Rhode Island 330 0.69 1.97 $24.31 $50,570




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 110 0.15 0.44 $32.59 $67,790
Hawaii 500 0.80 2.27 $29.51 $61,380
Washington 510 0.17 0.47 $29.34 $61,030
Massachusetts 650 0.19 0.53 $28.34 $58,950
California 5,210 0.33 0.93 $26.76 $55,670





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 4,930 0.75 2.13 $25.30 $52,620
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,090 1.84 5.24 $24.28 $50,510
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.34 0.97 $23.66 $49,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.26 0.75 $28.97 $60,250
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.85 2.42 $27.72 $57,650
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 690 0.28 0.79 $21.02 $43,720
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 650 1.19 3.38 $24.40 $50,740
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 650 1.17 3.34 $21.59 $44,910
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 650 0.41 1.18 $30.16 $62,730
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 630 0.21 0.61 $26.59 $55,310




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 250 2.98 8.49 $22.16 $46,090
Albany, OR 120 2.72 7.75 $19.20 $39,930
Salem, OR 400 2.49 7.08 $24.92 $51,820
Corvallis, OR 80 2.47 7.04 $30.31 $63,040
Bend-Redmond, OR 180 2.41 6.86 $17.99 $37,420
Eugene, OR 350 2.37 6.75 $19.29 $40,130
Grants Pass, OR 50 2.10 5.99 $15.00 $31,210
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,090 1.84 5.24 $24.28 $50,510
Walla Walla, WA 40 1.41 4.00 $24.50 $50,970
Great Falls, MT 50 1.32 3.76 $21.08 $43,850