Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
8,110 6.1 % $14.73 $30,650 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.46 $9.40 $12.69 $18.15 $24.29
Annual Wage (2) $17,610 $19,540 $26,380 $37,740 $50,510


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 6,300 3.42 $14.06 $29,240
Elementary and Secondary Schools 540 0.01 $14.99 $31,180
Home Health Care Services 180 0.02 $22.20 $46,180
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 160 0.00 $23.69 $49,270
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 130 0.00 $18.32 $38,100

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 6,300 3.42 $14.06 $29,240
Social Advocacy Organizations 50 0.02 $14.08 $29,280
Home Health Care Services 180 0.02 $22.20 $46,180
Elementary and Secondary Schools 540 0.01 $14.99 $31,180

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 160 (7) $23.69 $49,270
Home Health Care Services 180 0.02 $22.20 $46,180
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 130 (7) $18.32 $38,100
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $17.24 $35,850
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 30 (7) $16.41 $34,140


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 1,120 0.08 1.26 $16.00 $33,270
Florida 1,000 0.14 2.20 $13.70 $28,500
New York 730 0.09 1.38 $13.50 $28,080
Michigan 610 0.15 2.49 $15.50 $32,230
Pennsylvania 590 0.11 1.71 $13.30 $27,670




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 470 0.29 4.68 $12.36 $25,710
Minnesota 420 0.16 2.58 $17.89 $37,200
Michigan 610 0.15 2.49 $15.50 $32,230
Hawaii 90 0.15 2.41 $11.70 $24,330
Florida 1,000 0.14 2.20 $13.70 $28,500




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 90 0.05 0.85 $23.81 $49,520
Colorado 80 0.04 0.60 $18.86 $39,220
Minnesota 420 0.16 2.58 $17.89 $37,200
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $17.64 $36,680
Maryland 210 0.08 1.32 $17.52 $36,450





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 390 0.07 1.20 $14.72 $30,620
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 370 0.20 3.26 $12.87 $26,780
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 320 0.32 5.17 $11.97 $24,910
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 260 0.20 3.29 $14.01 $29,140
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 220 0.06 0.96 $16.83 $35,010
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 190 0.11 1.70 $19.10 $39,720
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.18 2.87 $15.42 $32,070
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 170 0.16 2.54 $14.96 $31,110
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.14 2.31 $19.99 $41,580
Baltimore-Towson, MD 130 0.11 1.71 $14.87 $30,920




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)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 320 0.32 5.17 $11.97 $24,910
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 70 0.31 4.97 $16.96 $35,270
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 260 0.20 3.29 $14.01 $29,140
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 370 0.20 3.26 $12.87 $26,780
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 110 0.20 3.21 $10.94 $22,760
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 80 0.19 3.03 $12.66 $26,320
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.18 2.87 $15.42 $32,070
New Haven, CT 40 0.16 2.63 $15.27 $31,760
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 170 0.16 2.54 $14.96 $31,110
Jacksonville, FL 90 0.16 2.58 $13.57 $28,230




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)
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.14 2.31 $19.99 $41,580
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 60 0.11 1.84 $19.29 $40,130
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 190 0.11 1.70 $19.10 $39,720
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO (8) (8) (8) $19.09 $39,710
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.07 1.15 $18.54 $38,570
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 30 0.03 0.48 $18.43 $38,340
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.07 $37,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 130 0.06 0.95 $18.05 $37,550
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.09 1.38 $17.74 $36,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.03 0.55 $17.29 $35,960

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 9.81 $10.73 $22,320
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 2.99 $14.33 $29,820
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 2.07 $15.06 $31,320

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 9.81 $10.73 $22,320
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 2.99 $14.33 $29,820
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 2.07 $15.06 $31,320

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 30 0.13 2.07 $15.06 $31,320
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 2.99 $14.33 $29,820
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.61 9.81 $10.73 $22,320
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $10.61 $22,080


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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