Clergy

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2019 Workforce
458k
Average Age
51.8
Estimated Job Growth
8.16%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$46,681
Average Male Salary
$48,995
Average Female Salary
$37,447

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. Air Force. Clergy are paid most in Norfolk City (Northeast) PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in Seminole County (West) PUMA, FL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$46,681
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,382

In 2019, Clergy earned an average of $46,681, $8,843 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic make somewhat more than Clergy while Engine & other machine assemblers 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

0.347
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Clergy had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.347, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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Industries by Share

458k
2019 Workforce
± 16,598
6.41%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 4.89%

The number of people employed as Clergy has been growing at a rate of 6.41%, from 430,790 people in 2018 to 458,411 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Clergy employed by various industries. Religious organizations employs the largest share of Clergy at  90.9%, followed by General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 2% and Nursing Care Facilities with 1.33%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Clergy in the US. The average age of male Clergy in the workforce is 52 and of female Clergy is 50.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Clergy is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

367k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 14,847
91.8k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 7,438

80% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

74% of Clergy are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.8% of Clergy, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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

52
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.614
50.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.18

The median age of Clergy is 51.8, and Male employees are generally 1.19 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 6.85%, 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
6.85%
NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2018 to 2028) for Clergy. This profession is expected to grow faster than 6.85%, the average rate of national job growth.

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