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Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations: NAICS 813

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About the Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations subsector

The religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations subsector is part of the other services (except public administration) sector.

Industries in the Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations subsector group establishments that organize and promote religious activities; support various causes through grantmaking; advocate various social and political causes; and promote and defend the interests of their members.

North American Industry Classification System

The religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations subsector consists of these industry groups:

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment and unemployment in religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations. While most data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys, information on industry unemployment comes from a national survey of households. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, the unemployment rate of those previously employed in the industry, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment and Unemployment

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Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

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2,976.5 2,974.6 (P) 2,979.7 (P) 2,977.5

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

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2,462.5 2,440.5 (P) 2,450.7

Unemployment

Unemployment rate

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2.8% 3.6% 2.6% 2.9%

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics, Current Population Survey

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2014

Clergy

24,810

Public relations specialists

37,370

Self-enrichment education teachers

20,240

Social and community service managers

13,550

Social and human service assistants

22,670

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations.

(Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)

Earnings and Hours

This section presents data on employee earnings and weekly hours. The latest industry averages of hourly earnings and weekly hours are shown. In addition, recent hourly and annual earnings are shown for occupations commonly found in religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015

Average hourly earnings

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$25.78 $25.63 $25.66 (P) $25.89

Average weekly hours

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31.1 30.7 30.9 (P) 31.2

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015

Average hourly earnings

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$20.82 $20.74 $20.82 (P) $20.91

Average weekly hours

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29.7 29.4 29.5 (P) 29.7

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(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2014
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Clergy

18.65 22.16 38,780 46,090

Public relations specialists

25.93 30.22 53,920 62,860

Self-enrichment education teachers

16.94 19.39 35,230 40,330

Social and community service managers

30.92 34.45 64,320 71,660

Social and human service assistants

15.15 16.08 31,510 33,440

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses

This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.

Data series 2010 2011 2012 2013

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

35 30 52 (P) 37

Rate of injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers

Total recordable cases

2.6 2.0 2.3 2.2

Cases involving days away from work, job restriction, or transfer

0.9 0.8 1.0 0.8

Cases involving days away from work

0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.3 0.3 0.4 0.2

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations.

Establishments

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4th quarter
2013
1st quarter
2014
2nd quarter
2014
3rd quarter
2014

Number of establishments

Private industry

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142,708 (P) 143,542 (P) 144,380 (P) 144,971

Local government

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438 (P) 432 (P) 433 (P) 425

State government

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138 (P) 139 (P) 139 (P) 139

Federal government

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35 (P) 32 (P) 36 (P) 36

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Other BLS Resources

Career Guide to Industries

See advocacy, grantmaking, and civic organizations in the Career Guide to Industries.

Data extracted on: April 17, 2015

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