Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks

Authorize credit charges against customers' accounts. Investigate history and credit standing of individuals or business establishments applying for credit. May interview applicants to obtain personal and financial data; determine credit worthiness; process applications; and notify customers of acceptance or rejection of credit.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
51,650 3.5 % $17.15 $35,680 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.41 $13.21 $16.16 $20.24 $24.89
Annual Wage (2) $23,740 $27,470 $33,600 $42,090 $51,760


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 10,610 1.88 $16.96 $35,280
Depository Credit Intermediation 9,440 0.55 $17.33 $36,040
Management of Companies and Enterprises 5,830 0.29 $17.38 $36,160
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 2,620 0.98 $15.33 $31,880
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 2,490 0.16 $15.67 $32,600

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 10,610 1.88 $16.96 $35,280
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 2,620 0.98 $15.33 $31,880
Depository Credit Intermediation 9,440 0.55 $17.33 $36,040
Management of Companies and Enterprises 5,830 0.29 $17.38 $36,160
Furniture Stores 630 0.29 $13.72 $28,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 90 0.09 $26.76 $55,660
General Freight Trucking 50 0.01 $21.35 $44,400
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 60 (7) $21.16 $44,010
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers 290 0.24 $20.81 $43,280
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 300 0.16 $20.70 $43,060


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 6,780 0.64 1.62 $15.28 $31,780
Florida 3,620 0.50 1.25 $16.94 $35,230
California 3,280 0.23 0.58 $20.25 $42,120
Illinois 3,000 0.53 1.34 $19.29 $40,130
New York 2,820 0.33 0.83 $21.68 $45,090




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 1,150 2.82 7.12 $17.79 $37,000
Mississippi 1,000 0.93 2.34 $12.99 $27,010
Louisiana 1,670 0.90 2.26 $13.66 $28,420
Wisconsin 2,130 0.80 2.01 $15.64 $32,540
South Carolina 1,300 0.72 1.82 $15.31 $31,850




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 2,820 0.33 0.83 $21.68 $45,090
Maine 240 0.42 1.05 $21.08 $43,850
Connecticut 680 0.42 1.06 $20.89 $43,460
Minnesota 770 0.29 0.73 $20.46 $42,560
Massachusetts 830 0.26 0.66 $20.40 $42,430





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Columbus, OH 3,130 3.42 8.63 $15.01 $31,230
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,420 0.66 1.68 $19.23 $39,990
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,240 0.43 1.10 $22.41 $46,610
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1,860 2.15 5.44 $14.27 $29,690
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,790 0.68 1.71 $15.67 $32,590
Jacksonville, FL 1,560 2.69 6.80 $17.72 $36,860
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,140 1.01 2.55 $15.69 $32,630
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,120 3.48 8.77 $17.84 $37,110
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,030 0.60 1.50 $15.74 $32,730
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 970 0.97 2.45 $18.60 $38,680




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florence, SC 730 9.16 23.11 $15.65 $32,550
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,120 3.48 8.77 $17.84 $37,110
Columbus, OH 3,130 3.42 8.63 $15.01 $31,230
Jacksonville, FL 1,560 2.69 6.80 $17.72 $36,860
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1,860 2.15 5.44 $14.27 $29,690
Bismarck, ND 70 1.15 2.90 $21.49 $44,700
El Paso, TX 320 1.14 2.89 $15.14 $31,480
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,140 1.01 2.55 $15.69 $32,630
Jackson, MS 250 1.00 2.51 $12.46 $25,920
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 970 0.97 2.45 $18.60 $38,680




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 830 0.59 1.48 $23.53 $48,940
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 120 0.12 0.29 $22.89 $47,610
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,240 0.43 1.10 $22.41 $46,610
Boulder, CO (8) (8) (8) $21.79 $45,320
Worcester, MA-CT 70 0.27 0.68 $21.64 $45,010
Bismarck, ND 70 1.15 2.90 $21.49 $44,700
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $21.34 $44,380
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 660 0.38 0.96 $21.34 $44,380
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 210 0.38 0.96 $21.04 $43,770
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 380 0.27 0.68 $20.83 $43,320

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 280 1.31 3.31 $14.15 $29,420
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 120 0.63 1.60 $17.99 $37,420
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.37 0.92 $13.74 $28,570
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 100 1.06 2.66 $14.39 $29,940
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 100 0.98 2.46 $10.21 $21,240

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 280 1.31 3.31 $14.15 $29,420
Hammond nonmetropolitan area 70 1.27 3.21 $12.19 $25,360
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 100 1.06 2.66 $14.39 $29,940
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 100 0.98 2.46 $10.21 $21,240
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 90 0.69 1.74 $10.15 $21,110

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 0.44 $18.82 $39,140
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 120 0.63 1.60 $17.99 $37,420
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.92 $37,270
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.22 $35,820
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.28 $33,870


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013