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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

21-2021 Directors, Religious Activities and Education

Coordinate or design programs and conduct outreach to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling, guidance, and leadership relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.


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)
21,820 3.3 % $24.28 $50,490 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.32 $14.70 $21.09 $29.92 $43.69
Annual Wage (2) $23,540 $30,580 $43,860 $62,240 $90,870


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 17,420 8.66 $23.26 $48,380
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,610 0.02 $23.37 $48,610
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 650 0.02 $31.05 $64,570
Management of Companies and Enterprises 340 0.01 $30.95 $64,380
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 260 0.00 $38.86 $80,840

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 17,420 8.66 $23.26 $48,380
Social Advocacy Organizations 220 0.10 $27.37 $56,930
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 110 0.06 $24.33 $50,610
Grantmaking and Giving Services 80 0.05 $35.04 $72,880
Civic and Social Organizations 130 0.03 $21.44 $44,590

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) 160 0.01 $47.40 $98,590
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 30 (7) $41.52 $86,370
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 260 (7) $38.86 $80,840
Grantmaking and Giving Services 80 0.05 $35.04 $72,880
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 650 0.02 $31.05 $64,570


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 5,230 0.55 3.70 $24.37 $50,690
California 3,120 0.18 1.21 $28.47 $59,210
Illinois 1,650 0.27 1.84 $19.97 $41,530
Oregon 1,520 0.80 5.36 $20.24 $42,090
Pennsylvania 1,500 0.25 1.71 $19.29 $40,130




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)
Montana 460 0.98 6.60 $14.17 $29,470
Oregon 1,520 0.80 5.36 $20.24 $42,090
New York 5,230 0.55 3.70 $24.37 $50,690
District of Columbia 290 0.40 2.68 $36.69 $76,320
Michigan 1,170 0.27 1.81 $20.61 $42,860




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 60 0.03 0.21 $41.92 $87,200
North Carolina 130 0.03 0.20 $40.29 $83,790
District of Columbia 290 0.40 2.68 $36.69 $76,320
Mississippi 40 0.03 0.24 $36.64 $76,220
Colorado 180 0.07 0.45 $36.44 $75,790





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 3,970 0.41 2.77 $25.79 $53,650
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,280 0.27 1.85 $19.80 $41,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,060 0.17 1.14 $31.73 $65,990
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 830 0.68 4.60 $21.17 $44,030
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 620 0.25 1.69 $32.30 $67,180
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 610 0.21 1.43 $24.54 $51,040
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 570 0.18 1.21 $31.13 $64,760
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 390 0.25 1.70 $23.60 $49,080
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 320 0.16 1.07 $20.19 $41,990
Rochester, NY 300 0.59 3.95 $26.53 $55,180




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)
Salem, OR 200 1.14 7.66 $24.52 $51,000
Bend-Redmond, OR 90 1.09 7.34 $20.68 $43,010
Eugene, OR 150 0.97 6.55 $14.76 $30,700
Billings, MT 80 0.96 6.50 $11.85 $24,640
Kingston, NY 50 0.90 6.04 $16.26 $33,820
Binghamton, NY 80 0.81 5.48 $13.33 $27,730
Albany, OR 40 0.78 5.25 $15.27 $31,760
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 830 0.68 4.60 $21.17 $44,030
Ithaca, NY 30 0.64 4.33 $18.65 $38,790
Medford, OR 50 0.60 4.03 $15.93 $33,140




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)
Austin-Round Rock, TX 50 0.04 0.29 $45.90 $95,480
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 70 0.05 0.32 $40.40 $84,030
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX (8) (8) (8) $38.72 $80,530
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 150 0.13 0.86 $33.99 $70,700
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 70 0.07 0.46 $32.70 $68,020
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 620 0.25 1.69 $32.30 $67,180
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 240 0.12 0.80 $31.98 $66,520
Oklahoma City, OK 30 0.06 0.37 $31.98 $66,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,060 0.17 1.14 $31.73 $65,990
Kansas City, MO-KS 50 0.04 0.28 $31.70 $65,940

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 180 1.31 8.82 $15.91 $33,080
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 140 0.78 5.25 $14.66 $30,490
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.59 10.69 $12.07 $25,110
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.41 2.73 $19.38 $40,300
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.52 3.48 $19.51 $40,590

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)
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.59 10.69 $12.07 $25,110
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 180 1.31 8.82 $15.91 $33,080
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 1.03 6.92 $16.14 $33,560
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 60 0.84 5.65 $18.27 $38,000
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 140 0.78 5.25 $14.66 $30,490

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)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.44 2.95 $24.26 $50,470
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 2.40 $21.26 $44,210
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 50 0.14 0.91 $20.46 $42,550
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 50 0.46 3.09 $19.52 $40,610
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.52 3.48 $19.51 $40,590


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020