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Clergy Salary Information in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania

The annual and hourly salary statistics of clergy in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of clergy in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Clergy in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,740
25th Percentile Wage
$29,190
50th Percentile Wage
$35,550
75th Percentile Wage
$46,830
90th Percentile Wage
$65,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for clergy in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $65,820. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $25,740.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.37
25th Percentile Wage
$14.03
50th Percentile Wage
$17.09
75th Percentile Wage
$22.52
90th Percentile Wage
$31.64

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for clergy in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $31.64. The median hourly salary is $17.09. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.37.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of clergy from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth4-Year Growth
201635,550-38.48%1.94%
201549,230-4.33%-
201451,36032.13%-
201234,860--

Table 3. Compare Clergy Salary in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton with Other Pennsylvania Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $35,550 in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is in the middle of salary range for clergy in state of Pennsylvania. In comparison, the annual salary of clergy in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is 50.3 percent (50.3%) lower than that in the highest paying Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area and 16.7 percent (16.7%) higher than that in the lowest paying East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$71,590
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$50,400
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$49,540
Newark-Union
$47,370
Philadelphia
$45,720
Reading
$45,660
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$40,470
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$39,570
Lancaster
$38,480
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$35,550
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$35,290
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$33,530
Pittsburgh
$32,780
Erie
$30,450
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$29,630

See also: Top paying jobs in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania.