Understanding Your Report

What are the duties and job descriptions for positions listed in the Comparable Jobs section?

The Comparable Jobs section shows you salary ranges for comparable jobs in your local economy or Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), based on data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). These ranges correspond to the first and third quartiles (or the 25th and 75th percentiles) in your ChurchSalary report.

Below is a list of the comparable jobs that ChurchSalary has identified using the 2020 Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OES or OEWS) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Each table includes the label used in your ChurchSalary report, next to the corresponding OCC* title and code used by the 2018 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC)* system. Most positions are considered "detailed" and correspond to a subset of workers. A handful of positions are classified as "broad" and encompass a group of workers. Broad positions are helpful when not enough data is available at the MSA level but salary ranges can be correspondingly "broad."

To find a more in-depth description of the responsibilities and duties for each position, search on the BLS website using the OCC title and code. For example, searching "Directors, Religious Activities and Education 21-2021" directs you to this page.

 

Senior Pastor

ChurchSalary Label OCC title OCC code
School Administrators Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary 11-9032
High School Teachers Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 25-2031
Religious Ed. Directors Directors, Religious Activities and Education 21-2021
Marriage Therapists Marriage and Family Therapists 21-1013
College Phil/Rel Teachers Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1126
Management Workers Other Management Occupations 11-9000

 

Solo Pastor

ChurchSalary Label OCC title OCC code
School Administrators Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary 11-9032
High School Teachers Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 25-2031
Religious Ed. Directors Directors, Religious Activities and Education 21-2021
Marriage Therapists Marriage and Family Therapists 21-1013
College Phil/Rel Teachers Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1126

 

Executive Pastor

ChurchSalary Label OCC title OCC code
Business Ops Specialists Project Management Specialists and Business Operations Specialists, All Other 13-1198
HR Specialists Human Resources Specialists 13-1071
Compensation Specialists Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 13-1141
Financial Managers Financial Managers 11-3031
School Administrators Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary 11-9032
General Ops Managers General and Operations Managers 11-1021

 

Associate Pastor

ChurchSalary Label OCC title OCC code
Religious Ed. Directors Directors, Religious Activities and Education 21-2021
Religious Workers Religious Workers, All Other 21-2099
High School Teachers Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 25-2031
Social Workers Child, Family, and School Social Workers 21-1021
Marriage Therapists Marriage and Family Therapists 21-1013
Counselors Counselors 21-1010

 

Youth Pastor

ChurchSalary Label OCC title OCC code
Religious Ed. Directors Directors, Religious Activities and Education 21-2021
Religious Workers Religious Workers, All Other 21-2099
High School Teachers Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 25-2031
Education Counselors Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors 21-1012
Social Workers Child, Family, and School Social Workers 21-1021

 

Adult Ministry Pastor

ChurchSalary Label OCC title OCC code
Religious Ed. Directors Directors, Religious Activities and Education 21-2021
Adult Ed. Teachers Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors 21-2099
Self-Enrichment Teachers Self-Enrichment Teachers 25-2031
High School Teachers Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 21-1012
Marriage Therapists Marriage and Family Therapists 21-1021
Counselors Counselors 21-1010

 

Children's Pastor

ChurchSalary Label OCC title OCC code
Religious Ed. Directors Directors, Religious Activities and Education 21-2021
Preschool Directors Education and Childcare Administrators, Preschool and Daycare 11-9031
Childcare Workers Childcare Workers 39-9011
Financial Managers Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary 11-9032
Elementary Teachers Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 25-2021

 

Christian Education Pastor

ChurchSalary Label OCC title OCC code
Religious Ed. Directors Directors, Religious Activities and Education 21-2021
Education Administrators Education and Childcare Administrators 11-9030
Adult Ed. Teachers Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors 25-3011
High School Teachers Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 25-2031
Instructional Coordinator Instructional Coordinators 25-2021
Education Instructors Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 25-9099

 

Music Pastor

ChurchSalary Label OCC title OCC code
Music Directors Music Directors and Composers 27-2041
Musicians and Singers Musicians and Singers 27-2042
Fine Artists Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 27-1013
Media Workers Media and Communication Workers, All Other 27-3099
Entertainers - Performers Miscellaneous Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers 27-2090
Music Worker Musicians, Singers, and Related Workers 27-2040

 

Media Pastor

ChurchSalary Label OCC title OCC code
Music Directors Music Directors and Composers 27-2041
AV Equipment Techs Audio and Video Technicians 27-2042
Sound Engineering Techs Sound Engineering Technicians 27-1013
Media Equipment Workers Lighting Technicians and Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other 27-3099
Producers and Directors Producers and Directors 27-2090
Broadcast Technicians Broadcast Technicians 27-4012
Media Comms Workers Media and Communication Workers, All Other 27-3099

 

Administrator

ChurchSalary Label OCC title OCC code
Admin Services Managers Administrative Services and Facilities Managers 11-3010
Office Support Supervisor First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 43-1011
School Administrators Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary 11-9032
Managers, All Other Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other 11-9198
Receptionists Receptionists and Information Clerks 43-4171

 

Accountant

ChurchSalary Label OCC title OCC code
Misc Financial Clerks Financial Clerks, All Other 43-3099
Payroll Clerks Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 43-3051
Accounting Clerks Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 43-3031
Office Clerks, General Office Clerks, General 43-9061
Information Clerks Information and Record Clerks, All Other 43-4199
Bank Teller Tellers 43-3071

 

Child Care

ChurchSalary Label OCC title OCC code
Childcare Workers Childcare Workers 39-9011
Recreation Workers Recreation Workers 39-9032
Teaching Assistants Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary 25-9045
Preschool Teachers Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 25-2011
Kindergarten Teachers Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers 25-2010

 

Custodian

ChurchSalary Label OCC title OCC code
Janitorial Supervisor First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 37-1011
Janitors and Cleaners Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 37-2011
Building Cleaning Workers Building Cleaning Workers, All Other 37-2019

 

Maintenance Worker

ChurchSalary Label OCC title OCC code
Groundskeeper Supervisor First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 37-1012
Mechanic Supervisor First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 49-1011
Groundskeepers Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 37-3011
Grounds Maintenance Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other 37-3019
Maintenance Workers Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 49-9071
Landscaping Workers Grounds Maintenance Workers 37-3000

 

Musician

ChurchSalary Label OCC title OCC code
Musicians and Singers Musicians and Singers 27-2042
College Fine Arts Teachers Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1121
All Other Instructors Tutors and Teachers and Instructors, All Other 25-3097
Art Directors Art Directors 27-1011

 

Secretary

ChurchSalary Label OCC title OCC code
Executive Secretaries Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 43-6011
Administrative Assistants Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 43-6014
Office Support Workers Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 43-9199
Office Clerks, General Office Clerks, General 43-9061
Admin Services Managers Administrative Services and Facilities Managers 11-3010

 

Communications

ChurchSalary Label OCC title OCC code
Comm. Equip. Operator Communications Equipment Operators, All Other 43-2099
Media Workers Media and Communication Workers, All Other 27-3099
PR Specialists Public Relations Specialists 27-3031
Graphic Designers Graphic Designers 27-1024
Designers, All Other Designers, All Other 27-1029
Writers and Editors Writers and Editors 27-3040
Editors Editors 27-3041

 

 

*The Bureau of Labor Statistics uses the 840 titles and codes defined by the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system to organize professions and salary data. The acronym OCC is short for for Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which is the primary regulator of banks chartered under the National Bank Act. Accordingly, these codes and titles are sometimes classified as OCC titles and sometimes as SOC titles depending on the government site or database you consult.

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