Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

21-2011 Clergy

Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.


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)
42,560 2.0 % $23.31 $48,490 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.33 $15.22 $21.22 $28.21 $37.70
Annual Wage (2) $23,570 $31,650 $44,140 $58,670 $78,420


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 22,520 12.24 $23.12 $48,090
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 6,310 0.12 $22.99 $47,820
Home Health Care Services 4,210 0.37 $22.55 $46,910
Nursing Care Facilities 1,680 0.10 $21.30 $44,310
State Government (OES Designation) 1,420 0.06 $26.06 $54,200

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 22,520 12.24 $23.12 $48,090
Home Health Care Services 4,210 0.37 $22.55 $46,910
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 6,310 0.12 $22.99 $47,820
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 160 0.11 $16.85 $35,050
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 250 0.11 $25.22 $52,450

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 930 0.05 $35.11 $73,020
Individual and Family Services 200 0.02 $34.18 $71,100
Child Day Care Services 80 0.01 $28.83 $59,960
Radio and Television Broadcasting 60 0.03 $28.15 $58,550
State Government (OES Designation) 1,420 0.06 $26.06 $54,200


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)
New York 8,540 1.01 3.05 $24.97 $51,940
California 4,530 0.32 0.97 $29.36 $61,060
Oregon 3,890 2.45 7.38 $23.17 $48,190
Florida 2,070 0.29 0.87 $21.03 $43,750
Michigan 1,810 0.47 1.43 $20.92 $43,520




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 3,890 2.45 7.38 $23.17 $48,190
Montana 700 1.64 4.95 $20.47 $42,570
New York 8,540 1.01 3.05 $24.97 $51,940
Hawaii 540 0.93 2.80 $22.85 $47,530
District of Columbia 310 0.48 1.44 $29.54 $61,440




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 310 0.48 1.44 $29.54 $61,440
California 4,530 0.32 0.97 $29.36 $61,060
Colorado 560 0.26 0.78 $27.24 $56,670
Massachusetts 430 0.14 0.42 $26.94 $56,030
New Jersey 880 0.23 0.70 $26.64 $55,410





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,460 0.88 2.66 $26.93 $56,020
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,530 1.56 4.71 $27.38 $56,950
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.30 0.92 $22.23 $46,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 920 0.24 0.72 $34.37 $71,490
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 880 0.72 2.18 $25.44 $52,920
Rochester, NY 710 1.45 4.37 $22.98 $47,800
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 650 0.68 2.06 $28.30 $58,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 650 0.28 0.85 $24.08 $50,090
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 620 1.17 3.53 $21.31 $44,320
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 620 0.54 1.63 $30.32 $63,070




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)
Salem, OR 480 3.39 10.21 $18.52 $38,520
Medford, OR 240 3.24 9.75 $21.75 $45,230
Eugene-Springfield, OR 410 3.02 9.09 $22.68 $47,180
Bend, OR 120 2.00 6.04 $23.22 $48,290
Corvallis, OR 60 1.89 5.69 $24.80 $51,580
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,530 1.56 4.71 $27.38 $56,950
Great Falls, MT 50 1.54 4.64 $19.03 $39,570
Rochester, NY 710 1.45 4.37 $22.98 $47,800
Elmira, NY 50 1.33 4.00 $25.43 $52,900
Billings, MT 100 1.28 3.87 $23.70 $49,300




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 920 0.24 0.72 $34.37 $71,490
Salinas, CA 40 0.24 0.72 $32.39 $67,380
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.30 0.91 $31.57 $65,660
Ann Arbor, MI 50 0.27 0.83 $31.01 $64,500
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 50 0.46 1.40 $30.69 $63,830
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 620 0.54 1.63 $30.32 $63,070
Fresno, CA 90 0.30 0.92 $30.10 $62,600
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 300 0.25 0.75 $29.65 $61,670
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 30 0.19 0.57 $29.44 $61,230
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 210 0.27 0.80 $29.42 $61,190

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)
Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area 440 4.75 14.31 $18.53 $38,540
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 270 2.15 6.49 $20.11 $41,820
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 250 3.89 11.72 $22.74 $47,300
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 250 1.29 3.90 $22.50 $46,790
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 230 1.23 3.71 $19.92 $41,440

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)
Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area 440 4.75 14.31 $18.53 $38,540
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 250 3.89 11.72 $22.74 $47,300
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 210 3.15 9.49 $17.08 $35,530
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 150 2.66 8.01 $21.38 $44,480
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 270 2.15 6.49 $20.11 $41,820

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)
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 0.80 $25.21 $52,440
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 0.81 $24.88 $51,750
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area 40 1.07 3.23 $24.51 $50,970
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 0.79 $24.36 $50,670
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 0.63 $24.10 $50,130


About May 2011 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.

(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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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