Clergy member earnings by seniority

90th percentile

Top-level clergy member earnings begin at:

$28.98 per hour

$60,272 per year

75th percentile

Senior-level clergy member earnings begin at:

$22.76 per hour

$47,349 per year

50th percentile

Mid-level clergy member earnings begin at:

$17.41 per hour

$36,212 per year

25th percentile

Junior-level clergy member earnings begin at:

$13.32 per hour

$27,695 per year

10th percentile

Starting level clergy member earnings begin at:

$10.46 per hour

$21,757 per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Clergy member salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Washington $73,420
District of Columbia $63,310
California $62,720
New Mexico $62,670
Massachusetts $62,100
New Jersey $62,100
Rhode Island $62,100
New Hampshire $61,860
Nevada $61,860
Vermont $61,480
Montana $60,120
Hawaii $59,790
Colorado $59,770
Delaware $59,770
Wyoming $59,770
North Dakota $59,570
Missouri $56,180
Georgia $55,990
Pennsylvania $52,570
Connecticut $51,730
Idaho $51,260
Arizona $50,820
Wisconsin $50,670
Kentucky $50,170
Texas $50,030
Kansas $49,360
Maine $49,360
Virginia $49,360
North Carolina $49,340
New York $49,280
Iowa $49,230
Mississippi $49,100
Nebraska $49,040
Ohio $49,040
South Carolina $48,640
Indiana $48,560
Oregon $48,400
West Virginia $48,330
Oklahoma $48,290
Florida $47,890
Tennessee $47,790
Maryland $47,540
Arkansas $47,510
Minnesota $47,390
Illinois $47,350
Alabama $47,240
South Dakota $47,040
Louisiana $46,640
Guam $42,800
Michigan $38,850
Alaska $36,910
Puerto Rico $22,080

How do clergy member salaries compare to similar careers?

Clergy members earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than probation officers but more than real estate agents.

Career Median Salary
Probation officer salary $39K
Financial clerk salary $39K
Correctional officer salary $39K
Highway maintenance worker salary $39K
School counselor salary $38K
Clergy member salary $36K
Funeral director salary $31K
Travel agent salary $31K
Firefighter salary $29K
Real estate agent salary $29K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)