Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
7,660 5.9 % $15.19 $31,600 2.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.37 $9.23 $12.57 $18.42 $26.39
Annual Wage (2) $17,400 $19,190 $26,150 $38,310 $54,890


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 5,820 3.16 $14.44 $30,020
Elementary and Secondary Schools 580 0.01 $14.73 $30,640
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 150 0.01 $18.38 $38,220
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 140 0.00 $21.98 $45,710
Home Health Care Services 120 0.01 $19.44 $40,440

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 5,820 3.16 $14.44 $30,020
Social Advocacy Organizations 40 0.02 $14.27 $29,680
Civic and Social Organizations 60 0.01 $13.54 $28,160
Home Health Care Services 120 0.01 $19.44 $40,440
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 150 0.01 $18.38 $38,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Child Day Care Services (8) (8) $29.69 $61,760
Local Government (OES Designation) 30 (7) $25.12 $52,260
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 140 (7) $21.98 $45,710
Home Health Care Services 120 0.01 $19.44 $40,440
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 150 0.01 $18.38 $38,220


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 970 0.07 1.16 $14.80 $30,790
Florida 900 0.13 2.11 $14.12 $29,370
Michigan 740 0.19 3.23 $14.42 $29,990
Pennsylvania 640 0.11 1.92 $17.49 $36,370
Oregon 520 0.33 5.52 $12.37 $25,730




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 520 0.33 5.52 $12.37 $25,730
Michigan 740 0.19 3.23 $14.42 $29,990
Montana 70 0.15 2.57 $13.03 $27,110
Minnesota 380 0.15 2.45 $16.95 $35,260
Maryland 310 0.13 2.10 $20.28 $42,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 60 0.04 0.60 $28.09 $58,420
Massachusetts 40 0.01 0.21 $23.58 $49,040
Maryland 310 0.13 2.10 $20.28 $42,180
Washington 230 0.08 1.39 $19.57 $40,710
New Jersey 360 0.10 1.59 $19.43 $40,410





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)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 390 0.40 6.68 $11.57 $24,060
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 340 0.19 3.12 $18.56 $38,600
Baltimore-Towson, MD 250 0.20 3.28 $20.17 $41,950
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 230 0.13 2.22 $18.68 $38,840
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.16 2.68 $14.54 $30,240
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 200 0.19 3.22 $13.07 $27,180
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 160 0.05 0.77 $15.64 $32,530
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 100 0.12 1.93 $11.72 $24,380
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 90 0.47 7.80 $13.81 $28,720
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 80 0.04 0.59 $15.28 $31,790




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 90 0.47 7.80 $13.81 $28,720
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 390 0.40 6.68 $11.57 $24,060
Billings, MT 30 0.40 6.75 $15.06 $31,330
Syracuse, NY 70 0.24 3.97 $11.79 $24,530
Peoria, IL 30 0.20 3.32 $10.82 $22,500
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 40 0.20 3.29 $17.01 $35,370
Baltimore-Towson, MD 250 0.20 3.28 $20.17 $41,950
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 200 0.19 3.22 $13.07 $27,180
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 340 0.19 3.12 $18.56 $38,600
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.16 2.68 $14.54 $30,240




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)
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.77 $49,440
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.68 $49,250
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.37 $44,450
Canton-Massillon, OH (8) (8) (8) $20.29 $42,190
Baltimore-Towson, MD 250 0.20 3.28 $20.17 $41,950
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.03 $41,670
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.29 $40,130
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL (8) (8) (8) $18.71 $38,910
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 230 0.13 2.22 $18.68 $38,840
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 50 0.05 0.82 $18.65 $38,800

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 0.61 10.24 $10.52 $21,880
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 3.35 $24.86 $51,700

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 0.61 10.24 $10.52 $21,880
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 3.35 $24.86 $51,700

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)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 3.35 $24.86 $51,700
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.61 10.24 $10.52 $21,880
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $10.47 $21,780


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.

(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 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

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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