Career Profiles and Employment Projections
Clergy: Jobs, Career, Salary and Education Information
What Clergy Do
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.
- 2014 employment: 244,200
- May 2015 median annual wage: $44,250
Job Outlook for Clergy
Projected employment change, 2014–24:
- Number of new jobs: 13,800
- Growth rate: 6 percent (As fast as average)
How to Become One of the Clergy
Education and training:
- Typical entry-level education: Bachelor's degree
- Work experience in a related occupation: None
- Typical on-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training
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*Some content used by permission of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.