Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

21-2099 Religious Workers, All Other

All religious workers not listed separately.


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)
8,250 6.3 % $16.49 $34,300 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.88 $9.66 $13.85 $20.10 $28.35
Annual Wage (2) $18,470 $20,080 $28,820 $41,800 $58,970


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 5,740 3.00 $16.07 $33,420
Elementary and Secondary Schools 520 0.01 $14.37 $29,880
Home Health Care Services 290 0.02 $22.79 $47,400
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 230 0.01 $17.94 $37,320
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 140 0.08 $14.11 $29,350

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 5,740 3.00 $16.07 $33,420
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 140 0.08 $14.11 $29,350
Home Health Care Services 290 0.02 $22.79 $47,400
Child Day Care Services 110 0.01 (8) (8)
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 50 0.01 $22.12 $46,010

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 130 (7) $23.67 $49,220
Home Health Care Services 290 0.02 $22.79 $47,400
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 50 0.01 $22.12 $46,010
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) $20.08 $41,760
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 60 (7) $19.56 $40,680


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)
California 990 0.06 1.06 $20.03 $41,660
Oregon 720 0.40 6.85 $12.71 $26,440
Florida 630 0.08 1.31 $14.35 $29,850
Illinois 620 0.10 1.79 $15.31 $31,850
New York 530 0.06 0.99 $15.67 $32,600




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 720 0.40 6.85 $12.71 $26,440
District of Columbia 160 0.23 3.94 $28.47 $59,210
Colorado 380 0.15 2.55 $23.43 $48,740
Washington 400 0.13 2.21 $15.67 $32,600
Iowa 160 0.10 1.74 $15.04 $31,280




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 160 0.23 3.94 $28.47 $59,210
Colorado 380 0.15 2.55 $23.43 $48,740
North Dakota 40 0.09 1.48 $20.50 $42,650
California 990 0.06 1.06 $20.03 $41,660
Texas 440 0.04 0.64 $18.68 $38,860





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)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 490 0.43 7.39 $13.40 $27,880
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 320 0.09 1.50 $12.89 $26,820
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 310 0.19 3.27 $15.63 $32,500
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 300 0.05 0.78 (8) (8)
Colorado Springs, CO 270 1.00 17.03 $25.85 $53,770
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 220 0.16 2.69 $18.09 $37,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 200 0.08 1.37 $25.93 $53,940
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 200 0.13 2.13 (8) (8)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.04 0.72 $28.39 $59,050
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 160 0.12 2.12 $13.36 $27,780




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)
Colorado Springs, CO 270 1.00 17.03 $25.85 $53,770
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 490 0.43 7.39 $13.40 $27,880
Gainesville, FL 50 0.43 7.29 $15.95 $33,170
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 100 0.39 6.65 $11.24 $23,390
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 310 0.19 3.27 $15.63 $32,500
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.16 2.71 $13.49 $28,060
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 220 0.16 2.69 $18.09 $37,630
Lancaster, PA 30 0.14 2.39 $12.50 $26,010
Austin-Round Rock, TX 130 0.14 2.31 (8) (8)
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 200 0.13 2.13 (8) (8)




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.04 0.72 $28.39 $59,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 200 0.08 1.37 $25.93 $53,940
Colorado Springs, CO 270 1.00 17.03 $25.85 $53,770
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 0.97 $21.29 $44,290
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.85 $43,370
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 70 0.05 0.89 $20.30 $42,230
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY (8) (8) (8) $18.51 $38,500
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 220 0.16 2.69 $18.09 $37,630
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 80 0.04 0.68 $17.41 $36,220
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.15 $35,660

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)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 2.66 $11.69 $24,320

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)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 2.66 $11.69 $24,320

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)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 2.66 $11.69 $24,320


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017