Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

21-2099 Religious Workers, All Other

All religious workers not listed separately.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
6,140 6.3 % $15.94 $33,160 2.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.84 $9.18 $14.14 $19.95 $27.19
Annual Wage (2) $16,310 $19,100 $29,410 $41,490 $56,550


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Religious Organizations 4,460 $15.53 $32,300
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 300 $15.20 $31,620
Elementary and Secondary Schools 270 $13.04 $27,130
Home Health Care Services 150 $18.57 $38,620
Individual and Family Services 140 $13.46 $28,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Child Day Care Services 80 $36.47 $75,850
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities (8) $20.93 $43,530
Nursing Care Facilities 40 $19.95 $41,500
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 130 $19.29 $40,120
Home Health Care Services 150 $18.57 $38,620


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Oregon 560 $15.13 $31,460 0.347
Rhode Island 100 $12.75 $26,520 0.214
Michigan 470 $14.62 $30,400 0.122
Maryland 300 $20.26 $42,130 0.119
Minnesota 290 $17.78 $36,980 0.111

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Washington 230 $21.28 $44,270 0.083
New Jersey 410 $20.36 $42,350 0.106
Maryland 300 $20.26 $42,130 0.119
Colorado 80 $19.62 $40,820 0.038
New Mexico (8) $18.60 $38,700 (8)


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 110 $12.93 $26,890 0.534
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 80 $14.37 $29,880 0.223
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 70 $12.38 $25,760 0.201
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 90 $13.04 $27,130 0.170
Baltimore-Towson, MD 190 $22.29 $46,370 0.153

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) $30.45 $63,330 (8)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) $23.53 $48,940 (8)
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) $23.00 $47,840 (8)
Baltimore-Towson, MD 190 $22.29 $46,370 0.153
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) $19.32 $40,190 (8)


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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 mean 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.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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