Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
49,850 1.8 % $24.43 $50,800 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.23 $16.42 $22.65 $29.63 $38.49
Annual Wage (2) $25,430 $34,150 $47,100 $61,630 $80,060


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 23,570 12.17 $23.67 $49,220
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 8,040 0.15 $25.36 $52,740
Home Health Care Services 6,040 0.43 $25.02 $52,040
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 1,710 0.11 $23.71 $49,320
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,630 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 23,570 12.17 $23.67 $49,220
Home Health Care Services 6,040 0.43 $25.02 $52,040
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 8,040 0.15 $25.36 $52,740
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 200 0.12 $19.52 $40,600
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 300 0.12 $27.59 $57,390

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) 1,020 0.05 $36.16 $75,210
Civic and Social Organizations 60 0.01 $29.55 $61,470
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 300 0.12 $27.59 $57,390
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 270 0.11 $27.11 $56,390
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,360 0.06 $26.66 $55,440


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 8,130 0.88 2.53 $26.09 $54,280
California 5,080 0.30 0.87 $28.88 $60,070
Oregon 4,440 2.43 6.94 $24.17 $50,280
Texas 2,920 0.25 0.70 $24.28 $50,500
Michigan 2,470 0.58 1.65 $20.23 $42,070




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 4,440 2.43 6.94 $24.17 $50,280
Montana 650 1.42 4.06 $22.41 $46,610
New York 8,130 0.88 2.53 $26.09 $54,280
Hawaii 480 0.75 2.15 $25.40 $52,830
Rhode Island 350 0.74 2.12 $24.30 $50,540




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 130 0.19 0.54 $30.62 $63,680
Washington 510 0.16 0.46 $29.83 $62,050
California 5,080 0.30 0.87 $28.88 $60,070
Massachusetts 590 0.17 0.48 $28.48 $59,240
Alaska 130 0.42 1.20 $27.18 $56,540



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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 4,510 0.67 1.93 $27.12 $56,400
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,990 1.72 4.92 $26.22 $54,540
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.34 0.97 $24.11 $50,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,180 0.27 0.76 $30.68 $63,820
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 1,100 0.85 2.42 $27.97 $58,190
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 830 0.33 0.94 $20.18 $41,970
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 710 0.37 1.05 $23.77 $49,440
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 670 0.41 1.18 $31.44 $65,400
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 660 1.21 3.47 $22.92 $47,680
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 660 0.23 0.65 $26.44 $54,990


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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 260 3.03 8.67 $21.68 $45,090
Grants Pass, OR 70 2.77 7.92 $21.36 $44,430
Albany, OR 110 2.51 7.17 $23.00 $47,830
Eugene, OR 370 2.41 6.91 $19.01 $39,540
Salem, OR 390 2.36 6.75 $25.39 $52,820
Bend-Redmond, OR 180 2.35 6.71 $18.13 $37,700
Corvallis, OR 70 1.99 5.68 $32.37 $67,330
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,990 1.72 4.92 $26.22 $54,540
Walla Walla, WA 40 1.48 4.25 $28.08 $58,400
Billings, MT 120 1.36 3.90 $24.13 $50,190


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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)
Kingston, NY 70 1.16 3.32 $38.76 $80,630
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 40 0.23 0.66 $37.21 $77,390
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 170 0.42 1.21 $36.27 $75,440
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.72 2.07 $34.60 $71,980
Ogden-Clearfield, UT (8) (8) (8) $34.26 $71,250
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 190 0.12 0.33 $33.14 $68,940
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 40 0.13 0.37 $32.88 $68,380
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 330 0.30 0.86 $32.39 $67,360
Corvallis, OR 70 1.99 5.68 $32.37 $67,330
Salinas, CA 50 0.27 0.77 $31.83 $66,200

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)
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 260 4.31 12.33 $17.78 $36,980
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 240 3.74 10.69 $24.42 $50,790
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 220 1.51 4.32 $18.18 $37,820
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 190 2.70 7.71 $25.22 $52,470
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 180 1.34 3.83 $18.67 $38,820

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)
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 260 4.31 12.33 $17.78 $36,980
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 240 3.74 10.69 $24.42 $50,790
North Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 150 3.46 9.88 $24.98 $51,970
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 190 2.70 7.71 $25.22 $52,470
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 2.62 7.48 $22.93 $47,700

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)
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.48 1.38 $31.51 $65,540
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 0.66 $30.82 $64,100
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.31 0.87 $30.50 $63,440
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.74 2.12 $29.77 $61,920
East Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 1.42 4.07 $28.64 $59,570


About May 2017 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.

(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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018