Religious organizations

Industry Group

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Workforce
1.73M
2019 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
49.9
Estimated Job Growth
0.168%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$35,010
Average Male Salary
$44,122
Average Female Salary
$43,366

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The top three occupations in the Religious organizations Industry Group are Clergy, Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive, Janitors & building cleaners, Religious workers, all other, and Directors, religious activities & education. On average, full-time employees in the Religious organizations Industry Group work 45 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $49,551. Part-time employees in the same industry work 17.1 hours and earn an average annual salary of $14,556.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Religious organizations Industry Group are Shelby County PUMA, AL, Spring Valley, Suffern Villages & Monsey PUMA, NY, and LA City (East Central/Hollywood) PUMA, CA. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Religious organizations.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Religious organizations Industry Group. Clergy are the most common position, but the Religious organizations Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Directors, religious activities & education, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Religious organizations goes to Software quality assurance analysts and testers.

Monthly Employment

Start Year
Y-Axis
2.85%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 97.5k people employed in the Religious Organizations industry. This represents a 2.85% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

This chart shows monthly employment numbers for Religious Organizations over time (non-seasonally adjusted).

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

1.73M
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 1.13M
0.207%
1 Year Growth
± 3.25%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 1.73M people employed in the Religious organizations Industry Group in 2019.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Religious organizations Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 0.207%, , from 1.13M people in 2019 to 1.13M people in 2020.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Religious organizations by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Clergy represent the largest share of positions held in Religious organizations at 36%, followed by Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive with 9.8% and Janitors & building cleaners with 6.68%.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Religious organizations employs an unusually high number of Directors, religious activities & education, Religious workers, all other, and Clergy.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Religious organizations, by average wage, are Software quality assurance analysts and testers, Chief executives & legislators, and Proofreaders & copy markers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$35,010
AVERAGE WAGE
± $806

On average, employees in the Religious organizations Industry Group make $35,010 per year. This number makes Religious organizations the 233 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Religious organizations Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.449
WAGE GINI

Religious organizations has a wage GINI of 0.449, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Religious organizations (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Religious organizations Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Religious organizations Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Religious organizations Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Religious organizations Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $44,122 and $43,366. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Composition by Sex

560k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±18.3k
572k
MALE WORKFORCE
±18.5k

50.5% of workers in the Religious organizations Industry Group are Male, making them the more common sex in the workforce. This chart shows the sex breakdown of the Religious organizations Industry Group.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$44,122
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$1,250
$43,366
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$1,251

On average, Male workers in the Religious organizations Industry Group make 1.02 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Religious organizations Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. White
  2. Black
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

On average, White employees in the Religious organizations Industry Group earn 1.01 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Religious organizations Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Religious organizations Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Religious organizations Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Religious organizations Industry Group is Professional and business services.

In this flow diagram, all of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Religious organizations is from Other Services, Except Public Administration.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Religious organizations is from Other Services, Except Public Administration.

The Religious organizations Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Professional and business services Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The closest comparable data for Religious organizations is from Other Services, Except Public Administration.

The Professional and business services Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Religious organizations Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Religious organizations Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Religious organizations industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 7.66% in the next ten years. The Religious organizations industry has a lower projected workforce growth at 0.168%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (13.9%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.2%).

Job Growth

0.168%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
7.66%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Religious organizations. This industry is expected to grow less than than 7.66%, the average rate of national job growth.

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Output Growth

13.9%
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10-year Projection

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