Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
7,090 5.9 % $15.42 $32,070 2.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.06 $9.17 $12.87 $19.40 $26.44
Annual Wage (2) $16,760 $19,080 $26,780 $40,340 $54,990


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 4,990 2.71 $14.92 $31,040
Elementary and Secondary Schools 520 0.01 $13.58 $28,250
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 220 0.01 $15.69 $32,630
Home Health Care Services 190 0.02 $18.40 $38,270
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 130 0.00 $22.21 $46,200

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 4,990 2.71 $14.92 $31,040
Social Advocacy Organizations 70 0.04 $12.59 $26,200
Home Health Care Services 190 0.02 $18.40 $38,270
Civic and Social Organizations 60 0.02 $13.51 $28,110
Individual and Family Services 120 0.01 $13.56 $28,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $23.95 $49,820
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 130 (7) $22.21 $46,200
Nursing Care Facilities 40 (7) $18.82 $39,140
Home Health Care Services 190 0.02 $18.40 $38,270
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 30 (7) $16.70 $34,730


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 920 0.07 1.17 $14.11 $29,340
Florida 770 0.11 1.94 $12.83 $26,680
Michigan 630 0.17 3.03 $14.26 $29,650
Pennsylvania 470 0.09 1.54 $16.68 $34,690
Minnesota 450 0.17 3.12 $16.86 $35,080




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 390 0.25 4.43 $14.92 $31,030
Minnesota 450 0.17 3.12 $16.86 $35,080
Michigan 630 0.17 3.03 $14.26 $29,650
Rhode Island 70 0.16 2.92 $13.75 $28,600
Maryland 320 0.13 2.33 $20.12 $41,840




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 60 0.02 0.38 $27.84 $57,910
Colorado 80 0.04 0.70 $21.65 $45,040
New Jersey 340 0.09 1.60 $20.86 $43,400
Maryland 320 0.13 2.33 $20.12 $41,840
New Mexico (8) (8) (8) $19.12 $39,780

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)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.20 3.51 (8) (8)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 260 0.15 2.74 $18.35 $38,170
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 250 0.14 2.53 (8) (8)
Baltimore-Towson, MD 220 0.18 3.24 $21.51 $44,740
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 160 0.12 2.08 $20.99 $43,660
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 130 0.14 2.44 $15.12 $31,450
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 120 0.62 11.18 $12.63 $26,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 110 0.05 0.86 $16.34 $33,990
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 80 0.07 1.18 $17.92 $37,280
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 1.43 $19.68 $40,930




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)
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 120 0.62 11.18 $12.63 $26,270
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.20 3.51 (8) (8)
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 70 0.20 3.50 $14.74 $30,670
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 50 0.19 3.48 $17.36 $36,100
Baltimore-Towson, MD 220 0.18 3.24 $21.51 $44,740
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 260 0.15 2.74 $18.35 $38,170
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 40 0.15 2.69 $9.08 $18,890
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 250 0.14 2.53 (8) (8)
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 130 0.14 2.44 $15.12 $31,450
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 30 0.13 2.38 $10.86 $22,580




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 50 0.03 0.52 $30.71 $63,890
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.17 $46,110
Baltimore-Towson, MD 220 0.18 3.24 $21.51 $44,740
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 160 0.12 2.08 $20.99 $43,660
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 1.43 $19.68 $40,930
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.86 $39,240
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.75 $39,010
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 40 0.05 0.81 $18.66 $38,820
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 260 0.15 2.74 $18.35 $38,170
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 80 0.07 1.18 $17.92 $37,280

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.62 11.15 $10.41 $21,650

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.62 11.15 $10.41 $21,650

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)
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.07 $31,340
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.62 11.15 $10.41 $21,650


About May 2010 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 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.

(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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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