Career Attributes

  • $37,352
  • 243,900
  • 3.7
  • 8.2%
  • Master's degree
  • Theology And Religious Vocations
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Clergy Job Outlook

There are currently an estimated 243,900 Clergies in the United States. The Clergy job market is expected to grow by 8.2% between 2016 and 2026.

Clergy Employability Rating

C CareerExplorer rates Clergies with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 26,000 Clergies. That number is based on 19,900 additional Clergies, and the retirement of 6,100 existing Clergies.

Supply of Clergies

The Clergy industry is concentrated in New York, California, and Oregon.

Clergy Job Market by State

State name Employed Clergies
New York 8,130
California 5,080
Oregon 4,440
Texas 2,920
Michigan 2,470
Florida 2,240
Pennsylvania 2,050
Illinois 1,980
Ohio 1,620
Virginia 1,400
New Jersey 1,200
Minnesota 1,070
North Carolina 980
Indiana 820
Missouri 810
Arizona 730
Georgia 720
Maryland 670
Montana 650
Wisconsin 600
Tennessee 600
Massachusetts 590
South Carolina 570
Colorado 520
Washington 510
Kentucky 510
Hawaii 480
Connecticut 450
Alabama 440
Oklahoma 390
Arkansas 380
Kansas 380
Iowa 360
Nebraska 350
Rhode Island 350
West Virginia 320
Louisiana 300
Mississippi 230
New Mexico 170
Idaho 150
Nevada 150
South Dakota 140
Alaska 130
District of Columbia 130
North Dakota 100
New Hampshire 90
Puerto Rico 90
Maine 60
Delaware 60
Vermont 50
Guam 50

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Career Attributes

  • $37,352
  • 243,900
  • 3.7
  • 8.2%
  • Master's degree
  • Theology And Religious Vocations
More Attributes