Professional occupations in religion

National Occupation Code (NOC): 4154  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Professionals in this unit group conduct religious services, administer the rites of a religious faith or denomination, provide spiritual and moral guidance and perform other functions associated with the practice of a religion. They perform these duties in churches, synagogues, temples or other places of worship. They may also work in other institutions such as schools, hospitals and prisons.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Archbishop
  • Archdeacon
  • Assistant Minister - Religion
  • Bishop
  • Cardinal
  • Chancellor - Religion
  • Chaplain
  • Clergyman/woman
  • Curate
  • Evangelist
  • Granthi
  • Imam
  • Minister
  • Minister - Religion
  • Moderator - Religion
  • Officiating Clergyman/woman
  • Parish Priest
  • Pastor
  • Preacher
  • Presbyter
  • Priest
  • Rabbi
  • Reverend
  • Salvation Army Commissioned Officer
  • Television Evangelist
  • Archbishop
  • Bishop
  • Cardinal
  • Chaplain
  • Evangelist
  • Granthi
  • Imam
  • Minister
  • Moderator - Religion
  • Pastor
  • Priest
  • Rabbi

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for professional occupations in religion.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $45,435
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $37,718
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for professional occupations in religion.

Gender Median Income
Male $37,718
Female $43,955
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (4 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for professional occupations in religion.

$28,600.00
Lowest Observed
$76,175.00
Highest Observed
$28,600.00
25th Percentile
$64,237.50
Average
$76,088.00
Median
$76,175.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for professional occupations in religion

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 0
25 to 34 years 45
35 to 44 years 60
45 to 54 years 105
55 to 64 years 165
65 to 74 years 75
75 years and over 20
Total 480
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for professional occupations in religion. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 225
Part Time 280
Total 505
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for professional occupations in religion. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 335
Female 145
Total 480
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for professional occupations in religion. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 430
Self Employed 50
Total 480
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for professional occupations in religion. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 470
Unemployed 10
Total 480
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for professional occupations in religion. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 30
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 20
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 40
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 20
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 380
Total 505
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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