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

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 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks
Industry profile for Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks
Geographic profile for Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks

National estimates for Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
24,600 3.4 % $ 20.95 $ 43,580 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.47 $ 16.43 $ 20.06 $ 24.55 $ 30.26
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,020 $ 34,180 $ 41,730 $ 51,060 $ 62,940


Industry profile for Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 5,940 0.29 $ 21.91 $ 45,560
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 5,070 0.88 $ 20.21 $ 42,030
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,860 0.08 $ 21.43 $ 44,580
Business Support Services 1,620 0.19 $ 19.78 $ 41,140
Automobile Dealers 930 0.08 $ 19.33 $ 40,220

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 5,070 0.88 $ 20.21 $ 42,030
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 5,940 0.29 $ 21.91 $ 45,560
Furniture Stores 530 0.28 $ 14.72 $ 30,610
Business Support Services 1,620 0.19 $ 19.78 $ 41,140
Rental and leasing services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 370 0.12 $ 21.31 $ 44,330

Top paying industries for Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 120 0.09 $ 25.89 $ 53,850
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 40 0.01 $ 25.66 $ 53,380
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 120 0.01 $ 25.40 $ 52,820
Direct Selling Establishments 60 0.04 $ 25.23 $ 52,480
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 450 0.02 $ 24.63 $ 51,240


Geographic profile for Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

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





States with the highest employment level in Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 2,510 0.21 1.17 $ 21.09 $ 43,870
California 1,760 0.11 0.61 $ 21.43 $ 44,580
New York 1,560 0.18 1.01 $ 24.85 $ 51,690
Florida 1,480 0.18 0.99 $ 20.83 $ 43,320
New Jersey 1,430 0.38 2.13 $ 23.08 $ 48,020




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 220 0.53 3.01 $ 16.90 $ 35,160
Louisiana 910 0.51 2.87 $ 14.58 $ 30,320
North Dakota 200 0.50 2.81 $ 21.34 $ 44,380
New Jersey 1,430 0.38 2.13 $ 23.08 $ 48,020
Nevada 450 0.36 2.05 $ 18.82 $ 39,150




Top paying states for Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 40 0.09 0.52 $ 24.90 $ 51,800
New York 1,560 0.18 1.01 $ 24.85 $ 51,690
Connecticut 50 0.03 0.18 $ 24.11 $ 50,150
Massachusetts 360 0.11 0.61 $ 23.99 $ 49,890
Washington 210 0.07 0.37 $ 23.82 $ 49,540





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,270 0.84 4.76 $ 21.49 $ 44,700
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,830 0.21 1.17 $ 24.37 $ 50,700
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,030 0.29 1.63 $ 21.28 $ 44,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 850 0.15 0.83 $ 20.24 $ 42,090
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 720 0.34 1.92 $ 23.14 $ 48,140
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 580 0.19 1.08 $ 20.39 $ 42,400
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 570 0.32 1.83 $ 22.50 $ 46,800
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 500 0.38 2.15 $ 20.80 $ 43,260
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 470 0.11 0.61 $ 22.21 $ 46,200
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 420 0.14 0.79 $ 22.79 $ 47,390




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fargo, ND-MN 120 0.93 5.24 $ 22.39 $ 46,560
Alexandria, LA 50 0.90 5.08 $ 13.51 $ 28,110
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,270 0.84 4.76 $ 21.49 $ 44,700
Wausau, WI 50 0.73 4.14 $ 15.87 $ 33,000
Billings, MT 60 0.72 4.07 $ 19.24 $ 40,020
Trenton, NJ 160 0.70 3.96 $ 22.55 $ 46,890
Fort Smith, AR-OK 60 0.61 3.42 $ 15.37 $ 31,970
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 260 0.52 2.97 (8) (8)
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 80 0.49 2.76 $ 14.66 $ 30,490
Knoxville, TN 170 0.45 2.57 (8) (8)




Top paying metropolitan areas for Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL (8) (8) (8) $ 26.39 $ 54,900
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 50 0.09 0.50 $ 25.81 $ 53,690
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 180 0.08 0.45 $ 24.74 $ 51,460
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,830 0.21 1.17 $ 24.37 $ 50,700
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 320 0.12 0.70 $ 24.01 $ 49,930
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 360 0.19 1.09 $ 23.81 $ 49,530
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 300 0.21 1.18 $ 23.33 $ 48,530
Raleigh, NC 100 0.16 0.88 $ 23.32 $ 48,500
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 40 0.07 0.39 $ 23.15 $ 48,150
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 720 0.34 1.92 $ 23.14 $ 48,140

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.72 4.09 $ 12.51 $ 26,010
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.55 3.08 $ 14.72 $ 30,620
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 1.84 $ 20.13 $ 41,870
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.40 $ 21.94 $ 45,630
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 1.30 $ 15.74 $ 32,740

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.72 4.09 $ 12.51 $ 26,010
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.55 3.08 $ 14.72 $ 30,620
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.37 2.11 $ 16.58 $ 34,490
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 1.84 $ 20.13 $ 41,870
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.40 $ 21.94 $ 45,630

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.40 $ 21.94 $ 45,630
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 1.84 $ 20.13 $ 41,870
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 1.08 $ 19.29 $ 40,120
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 18.78 $ 39,070
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 18.57 $ 38,630


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.

(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