Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
7,840 6.9 % $16.90 $35,160 3.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.79 $9.45 $13.82 $21.43 $31.32
Annual Wage (2) $18,280 $19,650 $28,750 $44,570 $65,150


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 5,590 2.96 $16.51 $34,330
Elementary and Secondary Schools 440 0.01 $12.93 $26,890
Home Health Care Services 350 0.03 $22.44 $46,670
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 220 0.01 $17.55 $36,510
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 170 0.00 $23.06 $47,950

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 5,590 2.96 $16.51 $34,330
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 50 0.03 $13.79 $28,670
Home Health Care Services 350 0.03 $22.44 $46,670
Child Day Care Services 90 0.01 $21.25 $44,190
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 50 0.01 $20.97 $43,610

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) $24.68 $51,330
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 170 (7) $23.06 $47,950
Home Health Care Services 350 0.03 $22.44 $46,670
Child Day Care Services 90 0.01 $21.25 $44,190
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 50 0.01 $20.97 $43,610


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 1,140 0.07 1.29 $23.20 $48,260
Oregon 750 0.43 7.57 $12.70 $26,420
New York 640 0.07 1.26 $14.73 $30,640
Florida 530 0.07 1.18 $13.89 $28,900
Georgia 530 0.13 2.26 $14.54 $30,250




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 750 0.43 7.57 $12.70 $26,420
Colorado 420 0.17 2.99 $22.34 $46,480
Iowa 230 0.15 2.64 $14.75 $30,680
Hawaii 80 0.13 2.33 $14.10 $29,330
Georgia 530 0.13 2.26 $14.54 $30,250




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 (8) (8) (8) $31.95 $66,460
California 1,140 0.07 1.29 $23.20 $48,260
Texas 490 0.04 0.75 $22.83 $47,490
Colorado 420 0.17 2.99 $22.34 $46,480
Arizona (8) (8) (8) $21.78 $45,290





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 390 0.09 1.66 $30.14 $62,690
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 360 0.06 0.99 (8) (8)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 250 0.16 2.81 $14.39 $29,930
Colorado Springs, CO 240 0.92 16.20 $25.87 $53,820
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 210 0.16 2.79 $21.35 $44,410
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.11 2.01 $20.86 $43,390
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 140 0.11 1.94 $12.57 $26,150
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 130 0.10 1.71 $18.23 $37,920
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 130 0.10 1.72 $16.74 $34,830
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 100 0.06 0.97 $17.82 $37,070




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)
Colorado Springs, CO 240 0.92 16.20 $25.87 $53,820
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 60 0.22 3.95 $9.47 $19,700
Rochester, NY 90 0.18 3.21 $15.70 $32,650
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 250 0.16 2.81 $14.39 $29,930
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 210 0.16 2.79 $21.35 $44,410
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 40 0.15 2.71 $10.42 $21,680
Urban Honolulu, HI 60 0.12 2.14 $14.76 $30,700
Raleigh, NC 70 0.12 2.19 $17.23 $35,840
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 140 0.11 1.94 $12.57 $26,150
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.11 2.01 $20.86 $43,390




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 390 0.09 1.66 $30.14 $62,690
Colorado Springs, CO 240 0.92 16.20 $25.87 $53,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.49 $53,010
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.63 $23.46 $48,800
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 1.65 $23.46 $48,790
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $22.07 $45,910
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 0.06 1.12 $21.99 $45,730
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.54 $21.95 $45,650
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 210 0.16 2.79 $21.35 $44,410
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.11 2.01 $20.86 $43,390

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)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 2.38 $14.36 $29,870

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)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 2.38 $14.36 $29,870

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)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.44 $30,040
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 2.38 $14.36 $29,870


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016