Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

21-2021 Directors, Religious Activities and Education

Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance 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)
21,430 3.0 % $21.86 $45,470 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.71 $12.58 $18.74 $27.30 $39.70
Annual Wage (2) $20,190 $26,160 $38,980 $56,780 $82,570


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 16,740 8.64 $20.61 $42,880
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,740 0.02 $22.73 $47,280
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 750 0.02 $29.46 $61,280
Individual and Family Services 350 0.02 $24.55 $51,060
Social Advocacy Organizations 290 0.14 $24.93 $51,850

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 16,740 8.64 $20.61 $42,880
Social Advocacy Organizations 290 0.14 $24.93 $51,850
Grantmaking and Giving Services 70 0.05 $21.78 $45,290
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 30 0.05 $38.56 $80,190
Civic and Social Organizations 120 0.03 $23.77 $49,440

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) 200 0.01 $46.36 $96,420
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly (8) (8) $42.39 $88,170
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 30 0.05 $38.56 $80,190
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 200 (7) $36.92 $76,800
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries (8) (8) $32.13 $66,820


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 4,270 0.46 3.09 $20.69 $43,040
California 3,760 0.23 1.50 $23.32 $48,500
Oregon 1,750 0.96 6.37 $17.86 $37,150
Illinois 1,590 0.27 1.78 $21.01 $43,690
Michigan 1,470 0.34 2.29 $18.86 $39,230




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 520 1.13 7.54 $14.89 $30,970
Oregon 1,750 0.96 6.37 $17.86 $37,150
District of Columbia 330 0.47 3.11 $35.32 $73,470
New York 4,270 0.46 3.09 $20.69 $43,040
Hawaii 230 0.36 2.42 $25.61 $53,270




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Carolina 140 0.03 0.22 $42.24 $87,860
Alabama 30 0.02 0.12 $40.13 $83,470
District of Columbia 330 0.47 3.11 $35.32 $73,470
Kentucky 40 0.02 0.15 $34.34 $71,420
Colorado 200 0.08 0.53 $30.54 $63,520



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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 2,270 0.34 2.26 $22.07 $45,910
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.32 2.11 $21.86 $45,480
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 950 0.82 5.43 $17.59 $36,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 880 0.20 1.31 $26.44 $54,990
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 680 0.27 1.80 $30.01 $62,420
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 540 0.42 2.78 $21.80 $45,340
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 460 0.32 2.12 $17.96 $37,350
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.28 1.84 $26.18 $54,460
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 450 0.81 5.41 $19.92 $41,420
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 440 0.31 2.06 $18.63 $38,750


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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)
Salem, OR 250 1.50 9.99 $17.63 $36,670
Bend-Redmond, OR 90 1.11 7.40 $20.56 $42,760
Missoula, MT 60 0.99 6.56 $14.60 $30,360
Medford, OR 80 0.97 6.48 $17.45 $36,300
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 950 0.82 5.43 $17.59 $36,590
Billings, MT 70 0.82 5.42 $16.22 $33,740
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 450 0.81 5.41 $19.92 $41,420
El Centro, CA 50 0.76 5.05 $14.42 $30,000
Binghamton, NY 70 0.73 4.86 $15.74 $32,740
Kingston, NY 30 0.57 3.82 $15.70 $32,650


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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)
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 30 0.03 0.20 $40.08 $83,370
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.23 1.55 $37.44 $77,880
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN (8) (8) (8) $37.39 $77,780
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 70 0.05 0.33 $36.04 $74,960
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 130 0.04 0.29 $33.41 $69,500
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 80 0.03 0.20 $32.50 $67,600
Austin-Round Rock, TX 40 0.04 0.29 $31.79 $66,120
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 80 0.04 0.26 $30.23 $62,880
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 680 0.27 1.80 $30.01 $62,420
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $29.24 $60,810

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 200 1.49 9.92 $14.69 $30,560
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 200 0.71 4.69 $13.48 $28,030
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 120 0.66 4.37 $14.49 $30,140
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.60 10.61 $13.07 $27,190
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 110 1.47 9.76 $19.08 $39,690

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 1.60 10.61 $13.07 $27,190
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 200 1.49 9.92 $14.69 $30,560
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 110 1.47 9.76 $19.08 $39,690
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 60 1.06 7.04 $18.74 $38,980
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 50 0.83 5.54 $20.92 $43,500

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)
North Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $39.57 $82,300
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.68 $55,490
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 50 0.83 5.54 $20.92 $43,500
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 1.36 $20.64 $42,920
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 40 0.11 0.74 $19.92 $41,430


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.

(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 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