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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
9,450 6.7 % $19.15 $39,830 3.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.97 $11.92 $15.21 $22.42 $31.55
Annual Wage (2) $20,740 $24,780 $31,630 $46,640 $65,630


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 7,290 3.62 $18.20 $37,860
Elementary and Secondary Schools 320 0.00 $13.51 $28,100
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 200 0.00 $25.03 $52,060
Home Health Care Services 190 0.01 $26.51 $55,130
Management of Companies and Enterprises 130 0.01 (8) (8)

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 7,290 3.62 $18.20 $37,860
Social Advocacy Organizations 70 0.03 $24.89 $51,770
Home Health Care Services 190 0.01 $26.51 $55,130
Management of Companies and Enterprises 130 0.01 (8) (8)
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 50 0.00 $21.67 $45,070

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (8) (8) $26.98 $56,120
Home Health Care Services 190 0.01 $26.51 $55,130
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly (8) (8) $25.10 $52,220
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 200 (7) $25.03 $52,060
Social Advocacy Organizations 70 0.03 $24.89 $51,770


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 1,430 0.08 1.28 $21.56 $44,850
Florida 1,010 0.12 1.79 $19.14 $39,820
New York 780 0.08 1.27 $18.64 $38,770
New Jersey 650 0.16 2.48 $18.91 $39,330
Oregon 630 0.33 5.17 $14.39 $29,940




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 630 0.33 5.17 $14.39 $29,940
Montana 100 0.22 3.44 $13.01 $27,070
Colorado 530 0.20 3.09 $20.51 $42,660
Washington 560 0.17 2.61 $20.60 $42,840
New Jersey 650 0.16 2.48 $18.91 $39,330




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 80 0.05 0.78 $31.00 $64,480
Arizona 50 0.02 0.26 $25.73 $53,510
Rhode Island 40 0.08 1.25 $23.47 $48,830
Minnesota 170 0.06 0.93 $23.41 $48,700
California 1,430 0.08 1.28 $21.56 $44,850





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 940 0.10 1.51 $18.71 $38,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 640 0.10 1.60 $19.32 $40,190
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 520 0.11 1.73 $15.72 $32,690
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 500 0.25 3.87 $20.83 $43,320
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 390 0.15 2.27 $23.03 $47,890
Colorado Springs, CO 280 0.99 15.36 $22.47 $46,750
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 280 0.10 1.51 (8) (8)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 260 0.21 3.28 $15.95 $33,170
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 200 0.15 2.28 (8) (8)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 180 0.13 2.08 $13.85 $28,800




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 280 0.99 15.36 $22.47 $46,750
Salem, OR 100 0.59 9.20 $12.95 $26,930
Eugene, OR 70 0.44 6.85 $12.63 $26,270
Peoria, IL 50 0.31 4.79 $21.13 $43,950
Boulder, CO 60 0.31 4.89 (8) (8)
Utica-Rome, NY 40 0.29 4.45 $12.09 $25,160
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 500 0.25 3.87 $20.83 $43,320
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 260 0.21 3.28 $15.95 $33,170
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 200 0.15 2.28 (8) (8)
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 390 0.15 2.27 $23.03 $47,890




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)
Springfield, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $29.63 $61,630
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 130 0.06 0.99 $25.91 $53,890
Fresno, CA (8) (8) (8) $24.39 $50,730
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.07 1.05 $23.47 $48,830
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 160 0.06 1.01 $23.40 $48,670
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 390 0.15 2.27 $23.03 $47,890
Colorado Springs, CO 280 0.99 15.36 $22.47 $46,750
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 30 0.02 0.24 $21.57 $44,870
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 60 0.02 0.27 $21.25 $44,200
Peoria, IL 50 0.31 4.79 $21.13 $43,950

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)
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 30 0.29 4.52 $13.32 $27,710

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)
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 30 0.29 4.52 $13.32 $27,710

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.92 $28,960
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 30 0.29 4.52 $13.32 $27,710


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: March 31, 2020