Clergy earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Clergy 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 salaries compare to similar careers?

Clergies earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than marriage therapists but more than childcare program administrators.

Career Median Salary
Marriage therapist salary $50K
American sign language interpreter salary $49K
Wedding planner salary $49K
Event planner salary $49K
Substance abuse social worker salary $49K
Clergy salary $50K
Funeral director salary $49K
Firefighter salary $51K
Family social worker salary $49K
Childcare program administrator salary $47K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)