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Religious Worker Career

Career Description

Religious workers work to maintain the church, raise funds,  increase membership, coordinate church activities, and perform other miscellaneous duties.

Common Work Tasks

  • Organize workshops and presentations on religion and religious issues
  • Perform clerical tasks, such as filing, writing letters, answering phone calls, copying, and faxing
  • Plan, direct, and participate in recruitment and enrollment activities
  • Sponsor extracurricular activities such as clubs, student organizations, and academic contests
  • Teach Sunday school
  • Schedule special events such as camps,  conferences, meetings, seminars, and retreats
  • Publicize programs through sources such as newsletters, bulletins, and mailings
  • Establish and supervise peer counseling and peer tutoring programs
  • Work with volunteers and perform community service duties

Other Job Titles

Religious Workers are also known by other titles, including:

  • Church Worker
  • Missionary
  • Sunday School Teacher
  • Parish Worker
  • Pastoral Counselor

Education,  Training, and Experience

Education and Training

Licensure and Certification



The median annual salary for a Religious Worker is $24,000. The top 10 percent earn more than $52,000, and the lowest 10 percent earn less than $15,000.  Median earnings in the industries employing the largest number of religious workers are:

  • Religious Organizations - $28,690
  • Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools - $31,650
  • General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - $33,190
  • Social Advocacy Organizations - $23,970
  • Local Government - $34,390

Job Outlook

  • 2006-2016 Employment growth:  8%
  • Number of new jobs created 2006-2016: 479
  • Employment 2006 : 5,990
  • Employment 2016:  6,469
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