Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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 explaining loan requirements or restrictions. May help develop debt management plans, advise on credit issues, or provide budget, mortgage, and bankruptcy counseling.


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)
35,740 3.7 % $23.95 $49,820 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.63 $17.42 $21.72 $27.79 $36.87
Annual Wage (2) $30,440 $36,230 $45,180 $57,800 $76,690


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)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 7,620 0.25 $24.39 $50,740
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 5,630 0.91 $24.26 $50,460
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 4,720 0.23 $25.12 $52,250
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 3,140 0.43 $22.83 $47,480
Junior Colleges 3,100 0.43 $23.57 $49,020

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Technical and Trade Schools 1,290 0.96 $21.83 $45,400
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 5,630 0.91 $24.26 $50,460
Junior Colleges 3,100 0.43 $23.57 $49,020
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 3,140 0.43 $22.83 $47,480
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 7,620 0.25 $24.39 $50,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) $37.45 $77,900
Automobile Dealers 280 0.02 $34.23 $71,200
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 370 0.04 $32.10 $66,770
Insurance Carriers 110 0.01 $31.67 $65,860
Legal Services 80 0.01 $31.16 $64,820


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)
California 4,370 0.26 1.04 $25.56 $53,170
Florida 2,710 0.31 1.27 $21.89 $45,530
New York 2,560 0.27 1.11 $29.10 $60,520
Arizona 2,220 0.80 3.22 $22.06 $45,880
Texas 2,120 0.18 0.71 $22.19 $46,160




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)
Arizona 2,220 0.80 3.22 $22.06 $45,880
Tennessee 1,750 0.59 2.40 $23.35 $48,560
New Hampshire 390 0.59 2.39 $22.04 $45,850
New Mexico 450 0.55 2.22 $18.21 $37,870
Massachusetts 1,360 0.38 1.54 $27.69 $57,600




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 140 0.19 0.79 $37.35 $77,690
New Jersey 680 0.17 0.68 $32.86 $68,360
New York 2,560 0.27 1.11 $29.10 $60,520
Rhode Island 180 0.37 1.50 $28.73 $59,760
Massachusetts 1,360 0.38 1.54 $27.69 $57,600





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,410 0.25 1.03 $30.86 $64,190
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,090 1.02 4.12 $22.18 $46,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,550 0.25 1.03 $26.14 $54,360
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,180 0.43 1.73 $27.62 $57,440
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,120 0.24 0.98 $22.87 $47,570
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 940 0.36 1.47 $22.34 $46,470
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 870 0.30 1.23 $28.29 $58,840
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 620 0.17 0.70 $25.84 $53,750
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 610 0.31 1.27 $25.41 $52,860
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 610 0.23 0.92 $27.06 $56,280




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)
Knoxville, TN 590 1.53 6.21 $16.38 $34,060
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,090 1.02 4.12 $22.18 $46,140
College Station-Bryan, TX 100 0.91 3.68 $22.35 $46,490
Las Cruces, NM 60 0.85 3.46 $17.63 $36,670
Kankakee, IL 40 0.83 3.37 $18.59 $38,660
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 230 0.74 2.99 $26.74 $55,620
Albuquerque, NM 270 0.69 2.80 $18.40 $38,280
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 160 0.61 2.48 $14.39 $29,930
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 220 0.59 2.38 $22.41 $46,620
Champaign-Urbana, IL 50 0.52 2.09 $19.35 $40,250




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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 50 0.16 0.64 $33.46 $69,600
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $33.28 $69,220
Raleigh, NC 140 0.22 0.87 $32.53 $67,660
Trenton, NJ 30 0.14 0.59 $31.13 $64,750
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,410 0.25 1.03 $30.86 $64,190
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 470 0.15 0.60 $30.48 $63,400
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 150 0.13 0.54 $30.12 $62,650
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 90 0.09 0.36 $28.89 $60,090
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 190 0.33 1.35 $28.68 $59,650
Salinas, CA 60 0.33 1.33 $28.32 $58,900

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)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 90 0.54 2.20 $31.32 $65,140
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.52 2.12 $20.73 $43,130
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 60 0.18 0.72 $24.66 $51,290
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.24 0.99 $17.49 $36,370
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 0.99 $19.23 $40,010

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)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 90 0.54 2.20 $31.32 $65,140
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.52 2.12 $20.73 $43,130
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 40 0.49 1.99 $16.81 $34,950
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 1.66 $18.89 $39,290
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 1.57 $23.50 $48,880

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)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 90 0.54 2.20 $31.32 $65,140
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 0.95 $26.73 $55,590
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 0.83 $26.13 $54,360
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.36 1.46 $25.74 $53,540
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.14 $52,300


About May 2018 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.

(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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019