Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

21-2021 Directors, Religious Activities and Education

Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.


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)
20,280 3.9 % $21.71 $45,160 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.30 $12.80 $18.65 $27.20 $38.88
Annual Wage (2) $19,350 $26,630 $38,780 $56,570 $80,880


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 15,000 7.93 $20.48 $42,600
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2,220 0.03 $22.34 $46,470
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 830 0.03 $27.80 $57,820
Social Advocacy Organizations 580 0.29 $23.65 $49,180
Individual and Family Services 510 0.03 $18.57 $38,630

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 15,000 7.93 $20.48 $42,600
Social Advocacy Organizations 580 0.29 $23.65 $49,180
Grantmaking and Giving Services 100 0.07 $30.97 $64,420
Individual and Family Services 510 0.03 $18.57 $38,630
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 830 0.03 $27.80 $57,820

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) 220 0.01 $44.90 $93,400
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $38.97 $81,050
Educational Support Services 40 0.02 $36.36 $75,640
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 180 (7) $34.93 $72,660
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 40 (7) $31.41 $65,330


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 3,310 0.37 2.50 $20.06 $41,730
California 3,210 0.21 1.41 $24.74 $51,450
Pennsylvania 1,590 0.28 1.89 $18.45 $38,370
Michigan 1,510 0.36 2.47 $16.67 $34,670
Oregon 1,440 0.83 5.65 $19.55 $40,660



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 1,440 0.83 5.65 $19.55 $40,660
Montana 330 0.73 5.00 $13.68 $28,450
Hawaii 370 0.60 4.08 $25.12 $52,250
Rhode Island 170 0.37 2.52 $18.43 $38,320
New York 3,310 0.37 2.50 $20.06 $41,730



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Carolina 110 0.03 0.18 $40.07 $83,340
Texas 500 0.04 0.30 $31.58 $65,680
South Carolina 100 0.05 0.34 $30.96 $64,390
Connecticut 50 0.03 0.22 $29.21 $60,760
Colorado 140 0.06 0.39 $28.34 $58,950




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,390 0.21 1.45 $24.43 $50,810
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 860 0.79 5.36 $20.58 $42,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 760 0.18 1.26 $28.66 $59,620
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 730 0.20 1.39 $20.21 $42,040
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 610 0.48 3.23 $17.88 $37,180
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 520 0.39 2.64 $27.14 $56,450
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 500 0.21 1.41 $25.12 $52,250
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 390 0.16 1.07 $18.85 $39,200
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 360 0.30 2.06 $15.95 $33,170
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 350 0.26 1.79 (8) (8)



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)
Salem, OR 230 1.44 9.81 $19.37 $40,280
Monroe, MI 40 0.95 6.45 $13.63 $28,360
Bend-Redmond, OR 60 0.89 6.02 $17.13 $35,640
Billings, MT 70 0.80 5.44 $14.21 $29,560
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 860 0.79 5.36 $20.58 $42,800
Urban Honolulu, HI 300 0.65 4.45 $25.79 $53,650
Ithaca, NY 30 0.65 4.40 $17.36 $36,100
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 60 0.63 4.26 $19.25 $40,040
El Centro, CA 30 0.63 4.26 $14.17 $29,480
Missoula, MT 30 0.59 3.98 $14.98 $31,160



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)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.19 1.28 $40.18 $83,580
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 140 0.06 0.41 $35.58 $74,010
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 80 0.03 0.18 $35.13 $73,080
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 60 0.07 0.45 $32.43 $67,460
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 60 0.06 0.42 $32.20 $66,970
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 70 0.05 0.33 $31.11 $64,710
Colorado Springs, CO 70 0.26 1.74 $29.94 $62,280
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 50 0.05 0.36 $29.35 $61,040
Richmond, VA 80 0.12 0.83 $28.90 $60,120
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.38 2.55 $28.88 $60,070

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)
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 100 1.37 9.34 $18.62 $38,730
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.75 5.10 $14.27 $29,690
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 3.05 $17.12 $35,610
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.90 6.10 $11.63 $24,190
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 60 0.83 5.67 $13.14 $27,340

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)
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 100 1.37 9.34 $18.62 $38,730
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.90 6.10 $11.63 $24,190
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 60 0.83 5.67 $13.14 $27,340
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.75 5.10 $14.27 $29,690
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.73 4.95 $19.08 $39,680

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $33.68 $70,050
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.61 $44,950
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.73 4.95 $19.08 $39,680
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 1.97 $18.85 $39,210
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 100 1.37 9.34 $18.62 $38,730


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