A to Z Index  |  FAQs  |  About BLS  |  Contact Us    
Occupational Employment Statistics
PRINT:Print
OES OES Program Links

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
50,960 1.7 % $25.62 $53,290 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.58 $17.06 $23.55 $30.74 $40.88
Annual Wage (2) $26,160 $35,480 $48,990 $63,930 $85,040


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 23,390 11.90 $24.85 $51,700
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 8,120 0.15 $26.09 $54,270
Home Health Care Services 6,550 0.45 $26.01 $54,090
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2,040 0.02 $23.92 $49,750
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 1,840 0.11 $28.04 $58,320

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 23,390 11.90 $24.85 $51,700
Home Health Care Services 6,550 0.45 $26.01 $54,090
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 8,120 0.15 $26.09 $54,270
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 180 0.11 $22.02 $45,800
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 1,840 0.11 $28.04 $58,320

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) 1,030 0.05 $37.15 $77,270
Grantmaking and Giving Services 50 0.03 $30.73 $63,910
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 260 0.11 $28.34 $58,950
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 1,840 0.11 $28.04 $58,320
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 270 0.10 $27.77 $57,760


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 7,320 0.78 2.21 $27.67 $57,550
California 5,620 0.33 0.94 $32.28 $67,140
Oregon 4,430 2.35 6.67 $25.02 $52,040
Texas 2,720 0.22 0.64 $26.14 $54,370
Michigan 2,700 0.62 1.77 $19.73 $41,040




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 4,430 2.35 6.67 $25.02 $52,040
Montana 710 1.52 4.32 $23.86 $49,620
New York 7,320 0.78 2.21 $27.67 $57,550
Hawaii 490 0.76 2.16 $22.77 $47,360
Rhode Island 300 0.63 1.80 $26.10 $54,300




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 5,620 0.33 0.94 $32.28 $67,140
Washington 530 0.16 0.46 $29.93 $62,240
District of Columbia 140 0.20 0.56 $29.57 $61,500
Massachusetts 530 0.15 0.43 $29.14 $60,600
Connecticut 540 0.32 0.92 $28.48 $59,250





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 5,470 0.58 1.64 $29.11 $60,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,160 0.35 1.00 $36.01 $74,890
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,960 1.64 4.67 $28.51 $59,290
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,450 0.31 0.88 $25.02 $52,040
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,260 0.64 1.82 $19.07 $39,670
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 970 0.34 0.96 $28.41 $59,090
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 920 0.29 0.84 $21.40 $44,500
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 830 0.35 0.98 $34.35 $71,460
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 830 0.43 1.21 $23.76 $49,420
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 750 0.29 0.83 $28.04 $58,330




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)
Wheeling, WV-OH 280 4.59 13.02 $17.45 $36,290
Grants Pass, OR 100 3.71 10.54 $22.11 $45,990
Corvallis, OR 110 2.90 8.24 $26.65 $55,430
Medford, OR 240 2.81 7.97 $21.86 $45,460
Albany, OR 110 2.37 6.74 $20.87 $43,400
Eugene, OR 320 2.03 5.77 $20.52 $42,680
Bend-Redmond, OR 160 1.97 5.58 $20.64 $42,930
Salem, OR 330 1.96 5.57 $27.13 $56,430
Great Falls, MT 60 1.82 5.17 $24.27 $50,480
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,960 1.64 4.67 $28.51 $59,290