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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
32,110 2.8 % $24.15 $50,230 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.23 $17.91 $22.09 $28.11 $36.90
Annual Wage (2) $31,670 $37,250 $45,950 $58,470 $76,740


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 7,110 0.23 $24.42 $50,800
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 4,550 0.22 $24.96 $51,920
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 4,410 0.78 $25.31 $52,650
Junior Colleges 2,740 0.38 $24.40 $50,750
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,680 0.05 $21.35 $44,400

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 1,180 0.87 $22.24 $46,270
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 4,410 0.78 $25.31 $52,650
Junior Colleges 2,740 0.38 $24.40 $50,750
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 2,510 0.34 $21.81 $45,370
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 7,110 0.23 $24.42 $50,800

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) $41.42 $86,150
Automobile Dealers 260 0.02 $37.87 $78,770
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities (8) (8) $32.57 $67,750
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 70 (7) $31.39 $65,290
Legal Services 110 0.01 $29.48 $61,310


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 3,520 0.20 0.93 $25.94 $53,950
New York 2,480 0.26 1.19 $30.53 $63,510
Texas 2,360 0.19 0.87 $21.21 $44,110
Arizona 2,080 0.73 3.32 $19.36 $40,270
Florida 1,960 0.22 1.02 $21.00 $43,690




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 2,080 0.73 3.32 $19.36 $40,270
New Hampshire 430 0.65 2.99 $21.84 $45,430
New Mexico 410 0.50 2.29 $18.66 $38,820
Utah 670 0.44 2.03 $20.12 $41,850
Connecticut 620 0.37 1.71 $23.25 $48,350




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 0.20 0.91 $35.68 $74,220
New Jersey 740 0.18 0.83 $34.23 $71,190
New York 2,480 0.26 1.19 $30.53 $63,510
Rhode Island 160 0.32 1.48 $29.10 $60,520
Massachusetts 1,280 0.35 1.62 $28.48 $59,240





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 2,300 0.24 1.09 $32.45 $67,500
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,890 0.89 4.07 $19.21 $39,960
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,270 0.27 1.24 $22.37 $46,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,240 0.20 0.91 $27.12 $56,410
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,060 0.38 1.73 $28.46 $59,200
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,020 0.35 1.62 $28.71 $59,720
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 740 0.24 1.10 $20.41 $42,440
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 650 0.18 0.82 $23.71 $49,310
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 600 0.23 1.04 $22.46 $46,710
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 570 0.23 1.05 $25.49 $53,010




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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,890 0.89 4.07 $19.21 $39,960
College Station-Bryan, TX 90 0.83 3.78 $22.92 $47,680
Kankakee, IL 30 0.67 3.07 $18.69 $38,870
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 230 0.63 2.89 $23.56 $49,010
Albuquerque, NM 230 0.59 2.68 $19.00 $39,520
Salt Lake City, UT 370 0.51 2.33 $20.39 $42,420
Portland-South Portland, ME 100 0.50 2.27 $19.54 $40,650
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 140 0.50 2.30 $16.54 $34,410
Oklahoma City, OK 300 0.48 2.21 $23.31 $48,490
Eugene, OR 70 0.47 2.15 $22.14 $46,040




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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,300 0.24 1.09 $32.45 $67,500
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $30.95 $64,370
Fresno, CA 120 0.30 1.39 $30.60 $63,640
Dayton, OH 120 0.31 1.42 $29.71 $61,800
Barnstable Town, MA (8) (8) (8) $29.43 $61,210
Salinas, CA 40 0.20 0.93 $29.34 $61,020
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,020 0.35 1.62 $28.71 $59,720
Lexington-Fayette, KY 40 0.15 0.71 $28.64 $59,580
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 180 0.32 1.45 $28.61 $59,520
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,060 0.38 1.73 $28.46 $59,200

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 70 0.42 1.93 $32.09 $66,740
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 1.51 $17.13 $35,630
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 50 0.16 0.72 $21.79 $45,330
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 1.03 $21.74 $45,230
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 2.25 $21.57 $44,870

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-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 2.25 $21.57 $44,870
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 30 0.42 1.91 $17.84 $37,110
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 1.93 $32.09 $66,740
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 1.74 $26.80 $55,730
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 1.54 $19.71 $41,000

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 70 0.42 1.93 $32.09 $66,740
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 1.74 $26.80 $55,730
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.59 $53,220
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.30 $25.42 $52,880
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 1.47 $25.09 $52,200


About May 2019 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020