Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

21-2021 Directors, Religious Activities and Education

Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.


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)
18,310 3.3 % $20.50 $42,640 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.03 $12.12 $17.92 $26.06 $35.98
Annual Wage (2) $18,790 $25,200 $37,280 $54,210 $74,840


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 13,890 7.54 $19.20 $39,930
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2,150 0.03 $20.51 $42,670
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 550 0.02 $27.41 $57,000
Individual and Family Services 270 0.02 $19.16 $39,850
Civic and Social Organizations 250 0.06 (8) (8)

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 13,890 7.54 $19.20 $39,930
Grantmaking and Giving Services 140 0.11 $27.38 $56,940
Social Advocacy Organizations 200 0.10 (8) (8)
Civic and Social Organizations 250 0.06 (8) (8)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2,150 0.03 $20.51 $42,670

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) 200 0.01 $44.32 $92,180
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 30 (7) $36.58 $76,080
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 170 (7) $33.23 $69,120
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 550 0.02 $27.41 $57,000
Grantmaking and Giving Services 140 0.11 $27.38 $56,940


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 3,170 0.37 2.64 $18.55 $38,580
California 2,480 0.17 1.24 $23.35 $48,570
Oregon 1,690 1.05 7.45 $17.02 $35,410
Michigan 1,530 0.39 2.77 $15.83 $32,930
Florida 1,200 0.16 1.17 $16.66 $34,650




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 1,690 1.05 7.45 $17.02 $35,410
Montana 280 0.65 4.65 $14.19 $29,520
Rhode Island 230 0.51 3.60 $16.20 $33,700
Michigan 1,530 0.39 2.77 $15.83 $32,930
New York 3,170 0.37 2.64 $18.55 $38,580




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Missouri (8) (8) (8) $37.75 $78,510
North Carolina 170 0.04 0.31 $35.20 $73,210
Kentucky 30 0.02 0.13 $32.65 $67,910
Tennessee 60 0.02 0.17 $31.74 $66,010
Mississippi 40 0.03 0.24 $31.63 $65,780





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,450 0.28 2.00 $22.09 $45,940
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 930 0.93 6.61 $18.46 $38,410
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 830 0.23 1.62 $18.60 $38,700
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 520 0.42 3.02 $17.03 $35,430
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 510 0.47 3.35 $15.83 $32,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 490 0.21 1.47 (8) (8)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 470 0.12 0.87 $25.01 $52,010
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 440 0.24 1.71 $24.02 $49,960
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.30 2.11 $22.62 $47,050
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 310 0.25 1.75 $22.60 $47,000




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)
Bend, OR 90 1.50 10.69 $16.34 $33,980
Salem, OR 180 1.27 9.05 $16.51 $34,350
Billings, MT 80 0.97 6.91 $18.03 $37,500
Corvallis, OR 30 0.95 6.77 $16.85 $35,050
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 930 0.93 6.61 $18.46 $38,410
Eugene-Springfield, OR 120 0.90 6.43 $16.40 $34,100
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 180 0.76 5.41 $15.20 $31,620
Syracuse, NY 210 0.69 4.92 $14.75 $30,680
Jackson, MI 30 0.60 4.28 $12.35 $25,690
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 60 0.55 3.91 $15.37 $31,970




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)
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 40 0.05 0.32 $39.89 $82,970
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 50 0.07 0.47 $30.23 $62,870
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 50 0.03 0.19 $29.96 $62,320
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.37 $29.48 $61,320
St. Louis, MO-IL 90 0.07 0.48 $28.51 $59,300
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 270 0.12 0.84 $28.27 $58,800
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 70 0.06 0.43 $27.51 $57,210
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 60 0.21 1.47 $27.29 $56,750
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 290 0.16 1.16 $26.22 $54,540
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 50 0.15 1.04 $25.83 $53,720

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 160 0.56 4.00 $13.28 $27,630
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 90 0.97 6.92 $16.84 $35,030
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.71 5.03 $14.09 $29,300
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 80 1.23 8.74 $12.85 $26,730
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.31 2.22 $13.21 $27,490

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)
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 80 1.23 8.74 $12.85 $26,730
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 1.21 8.63 $8.49 $17,660
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 90 0.97 6.92 $16.84 $35,030
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.71 5.03 $14.09 $29,300
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 160 0.56 4.00 $13.28 $27,630

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 New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.92 $43,520
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 1.73 $19.43 $40,420
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 1.37 $18.50 $38,480
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 90 0.97 6.92 $16.84 $35,030
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.21 1.52 $16.13 $33,560


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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