Clergy Salary in United States (2024)

The average salary for Clergy in the United States is around $60180 per year.

How much do Clergy make in the United States?

In the United States, Clergy earn an average hourly wage of $28.93 and a mean annual wage of $60180.

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Clergy earnings by experience

For Clergy positions in the United States, hourly wages vary widely. The 10th percentile earns approximately $14.99 per hour, while those at the 25th percentile earn about $19.73 per hour. The median hourly wage stands at $26.71, and at the 75th percentile, it increases to $32.78. The top earners, at the 90th percentile, command an impressive $44.96 hourly.

When considering annual wages for Clergy roles, the distribution remains diverse. At the 10th percentile, workers earn around $31170 annually, while those at the 25th percentile make about $41040 annually. The median annual wage, however, is $55550. For the 75th percentile, the figure rises to $68180, and at the 90th percentile, it peaks at $93530 per year.

Earnings for Starting level Clergy

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Earnings for Junior-level Clergy

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Earnings for Mid-level Clergy

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Earnings for Senior-level Clergy

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Earnings for Top-level Clergy

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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Last updated: May 2023)