Clergy

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Total Workforce

433k

Average Age

51

Estimated Job Growth

8.16%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$44,936

Average Male Salary

$46,996

Average Female Salary

$36,607

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Clergy and on wages and locations for those in the field. Religious organizations is the industry that employs the most Clergy, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Clergy, by average wage, is U. S. Navy. Clergy are paid most in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA but are relatively concentrated in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$44,936

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,222

In 2017, Clergy earned an average of $44,936, $7,129 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Miscellaneous community & social service specialists, including health educators & community health workers make somewhat more than Clergy while Transportation security screeners make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Clergy as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.34

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Clergy had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.34, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Clergy (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Clergy.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Clergy, by number of employees, are Religious organizations, Hospitals, and Nursing Care Facilities.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Clergy, by average wage, are U. S. Navy, U. S. Army, and U. S. Air Force.

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Industries by Share

433k

2017 Workforce

± 16,124

0.659%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 5.25%

The number of people employed as Clergy has been growing at a rate of 0.659%, from 429,729 people in 2016 to 432,559 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Clergy employed by various industries. Religious organizations employs the largest share of Clergy at  91.7%, followed by Hospitals with 2.3% and Nursing Care Facilities with 1.37%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Clergy in the US. The average age of male Clergy in the workforce is 51.2 and of female Clergy is 50.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Clergy is White.

Gender Composition

347k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 14,441

85.8k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 7,188

80.2% of Clergy are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Clergy.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Clergy

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

80.4% of Clergy are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.45% of Clergy, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Clergy.

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Age by Gender

51.2

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.619

50.1

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.25

The median age of Clergy is 51, and Male employees are generally 1.14 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Clergy from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Clergy is Theology but a relatively high number of Clergy hold a major in Theology.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Clergy from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Clergy need many skills, but most especially Social Perceptiveness, Speaking, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Clergy need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Social Perceptiveness.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Clergy from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Clergy are expected to see a growth of 8.16% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

8.16%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Clergy. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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