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What You Need to Know About Religious Worker

Religious Worker Job Description All religious workers not listed separately.

Types of Religious Worker Jobs

  • Bible Teacher
  • Religious Educator
  • Mission Worker
  • Divine Healer
  • Traveling Missionary

Religious Worker Employment Estimates

There were about 53,200 jobs for Religious Worker in 2016 (in the United States). 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.

Salary for a Religious Worker

The salary for Religious Workers ranges between about $19,400 and $58,320 a year.


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

How much do Religious Workers make in each U.S. state?

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

Religious Workers Sector


The table below shows the approximate number of Religious Workers employed by various industries.



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