6.7/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $23.90 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 0.1% (Totally Safe)

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Social Perceptiveness
Assisting and Caring for Others
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Clergy' job openings is expected to rise 4.3% by 2031
'Clergy' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Clergy' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Clergy' was $49,720, or $23.90 hourly
'Clergy' are paid 8.7% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as clergy?

As of 2021 there were 50,790 people employed as Clergy within the United States.
This represents around 0.04% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 2 thousand people are employed as Clergy.

Job description

Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.

SOC Code: 21-2011.00


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Jeff Williams (No chance) says
Mechanical circuitry is not capable of understanding and dealing with spiritual matters; and nobody in their right mind would accept AI/robot pastoring.
Mar 14, 2021 at 12:22 AM
Anonymous says
Robot priests? Not happening. Chance of automation is easily zero.
Dec 11, 2020 at 06:43 PM
a person against robot priests (No chance) says
just imagine robot priests........
Oct 19, 2019 at 09:21 PM
sam says
or a robot monk chanting prayers
Mar 09, 2020 at 01:59 PM

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