Occupational Employment Statistics


21-2011 Clergy

Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 13022$19.62/hr$9.83/hr$13.51/hr$19.30/hr$25.84/hr$30.13/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business ServicesN/A$24.72/hr
Education and Health Services790$25.33/hr
Other Services450$16.86/hr
Public Administration30$34.50/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 10$29.39/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 30$22.88/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 50$22.76/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 50$20.69/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 70$17.68/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 70$22.43/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 80$24.97/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 80$21.07/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 80$22.58/hr5.3%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 80$22.52/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 120$23.75/hr1.8%
Southwest Minnesota 120$14.80/hr-6.2%
Central Minnesota 130$22.23/hr4.1%
Northwest Minnesota 130$19.30/hr6.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 760$24.88/hr10.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 830$24.24/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,310$23.10/hr6.6%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Directors, Religious Activities and Education 410$25.67/hr5.3%
Instructional Coordinators 3,600$33.66/hr8.2%
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 3,710$108,618.38/yr4.6%
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 2,530$46.72/hr4.5%
Human Resources Managers 4,370$53.88/hr8.1%
Social and Community Service Managers 3,360$35.37/hr9.6%
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 560$63,329.77/yr4.4%
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary 500$68,657.95/yr5.1%
Labor Relations Specialists 2,490$37.08/hr-5.3%

  • Read from sacred texts such as the Bible, Torah, or Koran.
  • Organize and lead regular religious services.
  • Plan or lead religious education programs.
  • Visit people in homes, hospitals, or prisons to provide them with comfort and support.
  • Pray and promote spirituality.
  • Prepare and deliver sermons or other talks.
  • Pray and promote spirituality.
  • Counsel individuals or groups concerning their spiritual, emotional, or personal needs.
  • Study and interpret religious laws, doctrines, or traditions.
  • Perform administrative duties, such as overseeing building management, ordering supplies, contracting for services or repairs, or supervising the work of staff members or volunteers.