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Clergy Salary Information in Oregon

The average annual salaries for clergy in the state of Oregon are shown in Table 1. The comparison of the salary statistics of clergy among Oregon metropolitan areas is shown in Table 2. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2018 and published in April 2019 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual Salary of Clergy in Oregon (2018 Survey)

Percentile bracketAverage annual salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,720
25th Percentile Wage
$34,350
50th Percentile Wage
$48,340
75th Percentile Wage
$65,280
90th Percentile Wage
$82,850

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for clergy in Oregon in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $82,850. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,720.

Median salary trend (2012 to 2018)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of clergy from 2012 to 2018.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth6-Year Growth
2018
$48,340
0.74% 9.45%
2017
$47,980
6.29% -
2016
$44,960
3.43% -
2015
$43,420
4.31% -
2014
$41,550
-4.00% -
2013
$43,210
-1.30% -
2012
$43,770
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Clergy in Oregon Cities (2018 Survey)

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of clergy in some Oregon cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of clergy in state of Oregon ranges from $30,770 to $56,790. The highest paying area for clergy in Oregon is Salem with a median annual salary of $56,790. The second highest paying city/area in Oregon State is Corvallis (mean annual salary $55,520). The lowest paying area is North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $30,770.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Salem
$56,790
Corvallis
$55,520
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area
$50,140
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area
$48,130
Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area
$47,140
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area
$46,450
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area
$45,150
Grants Pass
$44,070
Medford
$41,550
Bend
$38,790
Eugene-Springfield
$37,790
Albany
$37,480
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area
$33,420
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area
$30,770




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