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What Does it Take to Be a Religious Worker?

Job Description & Duties All religious workers not listed separately.

  • Pastoral Assistant
  • Buddhist Monk
  • Church Official
  • Salvationist
  • Parish Visitor

Job Opportunities for Religious Workers

In 2016, there was an estimated number of 53,200 jobs in the United States for Religious Worker. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 7.7% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 4,100 new jobs for Religious Worker by 2026. The BLS estimates 7,700 yearly job openings in this field.


The states with the most job growth for Religious Worker are Hawaii, North Carolina, and New York. Watch out if you plan on working in Montana, Pennsylvania, or Washington. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Religious Worker Average Salary

The typical yearly salary for Religious Workers is somewhere between $19,400 and $58,320.


Religious Workers who work in Alabama, Washington, or Arizona, make the highest salaries.

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Religious Workers in different U.S. states.

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $41,430
Alaska $34,690
Arizona $40,700
California $36,790
Colorado $40,560
District of Columbia $42,650
Florida $35,420
Georgia $30,910
Hawaii $36,030
Illinois $36,610
Indiana $32,980
Iowa $29,290
Maryland $27,540
Michigan $30,930
Minnesota $33,520
Montana $26,080
New Jersey $27,930
New York $35,770
North Carolina $33,880
Ohio $30,280
Oklahoma $23,260
Oregon $28,140
Pennsylvania $50,920
Rhode Island $34,880
Tennessee $30,060
Texas $33,360
Virginia $31,470
Washington $42,000
West Virginia $33,880

Where Religious Workers Work


Below are examples of industries where Religious Workers work:



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