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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

13-2071 Credit Counselors

Advise and educate individuals or organizations on acquiring and managing debt. May provide guidance in determining the best type of loan and explain loan requirements or restrictions. May help develop debt management plans or student financial aid packages. May advise on credit issues, or provide budget, mortgage, bankruptcy, or student financial aid counseling.


National estimates for Credit Counselors
Industry profile for Credit Counselors
Geographic profile for Credit Counselors

National estimates for Credit Counselors: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Credit Counselors:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
30,770 3.6 % $ 24.01 $ 49,940 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Credit Counselors:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 15.46 $ 18.10 $ 22.20 $ 27.51 $ 35.77
Annual Wage (2) $ 32,160 $ 37,640 $ 46,170 $ 57,220 $ 74,410


Industry profile for Credit Counselors: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Credit Counselors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 7,100 0.23 $ 24.35 $ 50,660
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 4,620 0.23 $ 25.14 $ 52,280
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 4,610 0.80 $ 24.69 $ 51,360
Junior Colleges 2,680 0.39 $ 24.67 $ 51,320
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 2,470 0.34 $ 21.38 $ 44,470

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Credit Counselors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Technical and Trade Schools 1,120 0.89 $ 22.07 $ 45,900
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 4,610 0.80 $ 24.69 $ 51,360
Junior Colleges 2,680 0.39 $ 24.67 $ 51,320
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 2,470 0.34 $ 21.38 $ 44,470
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 4,620 0.23 $ 25.14 $ 52,280

Top paying industries for Credit Counselors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automobile Dealers 170 0.01 $ 44.58 $ 92,730
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) $ 38.52 $ 80,120
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 70 (7) $ 31.81 $ 66,170
Elementary and Secondary Schools 160 (7) $ 31.00 $ 64,470
Insurance Carriers 90 0.01 $ 29.92 $ 62,230


Geographic profile for Credit Counselors: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Credit Counselors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 3,350 0.28 1.25 $ 20.28 $ 42,190
California 2,970 0.18 0.82 $ 25.86 $ 53,790
New York 2,090 0.24 1.09 $ 31.64 $ 65,810
Florida 1,950 0.23 1.04 $ 24.16 $ 50,260
Arizona 1,930 0.68 3.07 $ 19.90 $ 41,380




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Credit Counselors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Hampshire 470 0.75 3.40 $ 22.07 $ 45,910
Arizona 1,930 0.68 3.07 $ 19.90 $ 41,380
Utah 650 0.44 1.97 $ 20.27 $ 42,150
Maine 230 0.39 1.78 $ 21.79 $ 45,330
Iowa 480 0.32 1.47 $ 22.04 $ 45,850




Top paying states for Credit Counselors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 130 0.19 0.87 $ 33.91 $ 70,530
New Jersey 770 0.20 0.92 $ 32.93 $ 68,500
New York 2,090 0.24 1.09 $ 31.64 $ 65,810
Rhode Island 130 0.30 1.34 $ 29.91 $ 62,210
Alaska 70 0.25 1.13 $ 28.59 $ 59,460





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Credit Counselors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,980 0.22 1.01 $ 32.94 $ 68,500
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,690 0.80 3.63 $ 19.71 $ 40,990
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,250 0.35 1.58 $ 21.08 $ 43,840
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,240 0.28 1.29 $ 21.49 $ 44,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 980 0.17 0.76 $ 26.56 $ 55,250
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 900 0.33 1.50 $ 29.16 $ 60,650
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 820 0.28 1.25 $ 20.47 $ 42,580
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 730 0.28 1.28 $ 27.29 $ 56,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 550 0.18 0.82 $ 27.79 $ 57,810
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 440 0.17 0.79 $ 24.00 $ 49,930




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Credit Counselors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ann Arbor, MI 210 1.00 4.53 $ 23.85 $ 49,600
Wausau, WI 60 0.89 4.01 $ 19.07 $ 39,670
Las Cruces, NM 60 0.87 3.95 $ 18.83 $ 39,170
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,690 0.80 3.63 $ 19.71 $ 40,990
College Station-Bryan, TX 80 0.74 3.35 $ 21.33 $ 44,360
Terre Haute, IN 40 0.60 2.73 $ 19.31 $ 40,160
Provo-Orem, UT 140 0.55 2.46 $ 18.46 $ 38,410
Portland-South Portland, ME 110 0.53 2.41 $ 20.59 $ 42,830
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 130 0.51 2.31 $ 22.14 $ 46,040
Jacksonville, FL 330 0.48 2.19 $ 23.38 $ 48,630




Top paying metropolitan areas for Credit Counselors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Greensboro-High Point, NC (8) (8) (8) $ 41.02 $ 85,310
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO (8) (8) (8) $ 34.91 $ 72,620
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,980 0.22 1.01 $ 32.94 $ 68,500
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 390 0.30 1.36 $ 30.55 $ 63,540
Fresno, CA 70 0.18 0.80 $ 29.45 $ 61,260
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 29.39 $ 61,130
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 900 0.33 1.50 $ 29.16 $ 60,650
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 60 0.05 0.24 $ 29.12 $ 60,570
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 60 0.14 0.65 $ 28.99 $ 60,290
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 160 0.31 1.38 $ 28.92 $ 60,150

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Credit Counselors:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.25 1.11 $ 21.17 $ 44,030
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 1.70 $ 26.37 $ 54,850
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 1.49 $ 17.32 $ 36,030
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 1.24 $ 21.76 $ 45,260
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 1.39 $ 24.30 $ 50,550

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Credit Counselors:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.45 2.05 $ 21.85 $ 45,440
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 1.70 $ 26.37 $ 54,850
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.35 1.57 $ 21.96 $ 45,680
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 1.49 $ 17.32 $ 36,030
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 1.39 $ 24.30 $ 50,550

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Credit Counselors:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 1.70 $ 26.37 $ 54,850
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 1.06 $ 26.02 $ 54,120
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 24.31 $ 50,560
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 1.39 $ 24.30 $ 50,550
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 40 0.11 0.51 $ 23.18 $ 48,210


About May 2020 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021