Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
46,510 2.0 % $22.95 $47,730 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.72 $15.18 $21.13 $28.34 $36.74
Annual Wage (2) $22,300 $31,580 $43,950 $58,950 $76,420


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 24,460 12.99 $22.21 $46,210
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 6,930 0.13 $23.77 $49,430
Home Health Care Services 4,950 0.39 $23.83 $49,560
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 1,530 0.09 $22.34 $46,460
State Government (OES Designation) 1,310 0.06 $25.32 $52,660

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 24,460 12.99 $22.21 $46,210
Home Health Care Services 4,950 0.39 $23.83 $49,560
Grantmaking and Giving Services 200 0.15 $18.65 $38,790
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 190 0.13 $19.36 $40,280
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 6,930 0.13 $23.77 $49,430

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) 940 0.05 $35.07 $72,940
Outpatient Care Centers 100 0.01 $26.17 $54,420
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 200 0.08 $25.96 $54,000
Offices of Physicians 120 (7) $25.60 $53,240
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,050 0.04 $25.53 $53,100


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 8,760 0.99 2.89 $23.41 $48,690
California 4,800 0.32 0.92 $26.48 $55,070
Oregon 4,310 2.56 7.43 $21.73 $45,190
Florida 2,260 0.30 0.86 $22.55 $46,900
Michigan 2,180 0.54 1.56 $20.33 $42,290




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 4,310 2.56 7.43 $21.73 $45,190
Montana 810 1.83 5.33 $20.20 $42,010
New York 8,760 0.99 2.89 $23.41 $48,690
Hawaii 490 0.80 2.33 $27.35 $56,880
Michigan 2,180 0.54 1.56 $20.33 $42,290




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 100 0.09 0.25 $28.63 $59,540
District of Columbia 250 0.37 1.07 $28.12 $58,490
Washington 570 0.20 0.57 $27.95 $58,130
New Hampshire 60 0.09 0.26 $27.63 $57,470
Hawaii 490 0.80 2.33 $27.35 $56,880





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 4,620 0.86 2.49 $24.13 $50,180
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,780 1.69 4.90 $23.13 $48,110
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.33 0.95 $20.95 $43,570
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.97 2.80 $21.91 $45,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,040 0.26 0.75 $27.79 $57,800
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 840 0.46 1.33 $22.58 $46,960
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 600 0.25 0.73 $23.94 $49,800
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 590 0.31 0.91 $20.32 $42,260
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 570 0.38 1.12 $30.04 $62,480
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 550 1.29 3.74 $24.01 $49,940




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)
Corvallis, OR 120 3.61 10.49 $23.48 $48,830
Medford, OR 210 2.66 7.73 $21.15 $44,000
Eugene-Springfield, OR 340 2.41 7.00 $19.31 $40,170
Salem, OR 360 2.40 6.97 $26.15 $54,390
Bend, OR 150 2.34 6.81 $18.73 $38,960
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI 170 2.01 5.84 $14.44 $30,030
Missoula, MT 110 2.00 5.81 $24.10 $50,120
Great Falls, MT 60 1.81 5.27 $22.91 $47,650
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,780 1.69 4.90 $23.13 $48,110
Monroe, MI 50 1.39 4.03 $13.75 $28,600




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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 90 0.33 0.95 $37.50 $78,000
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 30 0.19 0.54 $36.36 $75,640
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 190 0.20 0.58 $33.08 $68,820
New Haven, CT 70 0.27 0.78 $32.67 $67,950
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 40 0.47 1.37 $31.94 $66,440
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 50 0.31 0.91 $31.77 $66,070
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.38 1.11 $31.62 $65,780
Salinas, CA 70 0.43 1.25 $30.50 $63,450
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 570 0.38 1.12 $30.04 $62,480
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 150 0.27 0.79 $29.75 $61,870

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 340 3.47 10.09 $17.42 $36,240
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 310 4.50 13.07 $19.52 $40,590
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 240 1.90 5.51 $24.41 $50,760
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 220 1.22 3.54 $21.42 $44,540
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 220 1.17 3.41 $20.82 $43,310

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)
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 310 4.50 13.07 $19.52 $40,590
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 340 3.47 10.09 $17.42 $36,240
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 210 3.12 9.06 $21.66 $45,060
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 170 3.10 9.01 $17.41 $36,210
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 170 2.47 7.16 $14.20 $29,530

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 New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.92 2.66 $30.80 $64,070
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 110 0.62 1.80 $29.86 $62,100
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 0.71 $29.12 $60,570
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 1.38 $28.07 $58,390
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.67 1.95 $24.84 $51,660


About May 2014 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.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015