Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
44,000 1.7 % $23.02 $47,880 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.76 $14.87 $21.18 $28.24 $37.16
Annual Wage (2) $22,370 $30,920 $44,060 $58,740 $77,290


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 23,460 12.74 $22.54 $46,880
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 6,610 0.13 $23.23 $48,310
Home Health Care Services 4,460 0.38 $22.47 $46,740
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 1,490 0.09 $22.36 $46,510
State Government (OES Designation) 1,330 0.06 $25.94 $53,960

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 23,460 12.74 $22.54 $46,880
Home Health Care Services 4,460 0.38 $22.47 $46,740
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 6,610 0.13 $23.23 $48,310
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 870 0.11 $21.09 $43,870
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 250 0.11 $25.45 $52,940

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) 900 0.04 $35.00 $72,790
Individual and Family Services 270 0.02 $29.26 $60,860
Child Day Care Services 70 0.01 $28.91 $60,140
Radio and Television Broadcasting 60 0.03 $27.26 $56,700
Employment Services 110 (7) $26.56 $55,240


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 8,420 0.99 2.92 $24.42 $50,780
California 4,940 0.35 1.02 $27.30 $56,790
Oregon 4,060 2.52 7.47 $21.66 $45,050
Michigan 1,990 0.51 1.50 $22.22 $46,220
Texas 1,970 0.19 0.55 $22.42 $46,640




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 4,060 2.52 7.47 $21.66 $45,050
Montana 730 1.69 5.00 $20.49 $42,620
New York 8,420 0.99 2.92 $24.42 $50,780
Hawaii 500 0.86 2.54 $26.16 $54,410
Michigan 1,990 0.51 1.50 $22.22 $46,220




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 290 0.45 1.34 $32.09 $66,760
California 4,940 0.35 1.02 $27.30 $56,790
Massachusetts 450 0.14 0.42 $27.23 $56,640
Colorado 580 0.26 0.77 $27.18 $56,530
Hawaii 500 0.86 2.54 $26.16 $54,410





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 4,450 0.86 2.56 $26.34 $54,780
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,640 1.63 4.83 $23.89 $49,700
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.34 1.00 $20.95 $43,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,100 0.28 0.84 $28.98 $60,270
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 850 0.70 2.06 $23.33 $48,520
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 720 0.41 1.23 $22.40 $46,580
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 710 0.30 0.90 $23.75 $49,400
Rochester, NY 690 1.41 4.17 $23.80 $49,500
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 650 0.56 1.66 $27.10 $56,380
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 560 0.44 1.31 $26.89 $55,930




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)
Salem, OR 500 3.50 10.36 $17.87 $37,170
Medford, OR 260 3.50 10.37 $21.53 $44,780
Eugene-Springfield, OR 340 2.51 7.45 $20.51 $42,660
Corvallis, OR 60 1.87 5.55 $25.23 $52,480
Great Falls, MT 60 1.79 5.31 $20.14 $41,890
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,640 1.63 4.83 $23.89 $49,700
Missoula, MT 90 1.53 4.53 $25.40 $52,830
Billings, MT 120 1.51 4.47 $21.92 $45,590
Rochester, NY 690 1.41 4.17 $23.80 $49,500
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 550 1.29 3.83 $24.26 $50,450




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)
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 70 0.24 0.70 $31.96 $66,480
Salinas, CA 40 0.29 0.85 $31.80 $66,140
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 160 0.17 0.49 $30.97 $64,410
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 340 0.87 2.58 $30.25 $62,910
New Haven, CT 90 0.33 0.97 $30.16 $62,730
Framingham, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $29.70 $61,780
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 50 0.28 0.83 $29.70 $61,780
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 520 0.37 1.08 $29.55 $61,460
Honolulu, HI 340 0.79 2.34 $29.21 $60,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,100 0.28 0.84 $28.98 $60,270

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 & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 410 4.35 12.87 $18.04 $37,520
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 270 1.47 4.35 $19.47 $40,500
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 270 3.98 11.78 $17.52 $36,430
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 260 3.91 11.57 $25.19 $52,390
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 220 1.15 3.42 $22.43 $46,650

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)
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 410 4.35 12.87 $18.04 $37,520
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 270 3.98 11.78 $17.52 $36,430
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 260 3.91 11.57 $25.19 $52,390
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 180 3.23 9.58 $19.17 $39,870
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 140 2.03 6.00 $18.49 $38,470

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)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 1.01 $26.97 $56,090
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 0.69 $26.66 $55,450
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 260 3.91 11.57 $25.19 $52,390
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area 40 1.34 3.97 $24.97 $51,950
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 0.72 $24.95 $51,900


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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