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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Credit Counselors:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
31,230 3.6 % $ 24.25 $ 50,430 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Credit Counselors:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 16.94 $ 18.22 $ 22.87 $ 28.55 $ 36.17
Annual Wage (2) $ 35,240 $ 37,900 $ 47,580 $ 59,390 $ 75,230


Industry profile for Credit Counselors:

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 7,920 0.27 $ 23.97 $ 49,850
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 4,030 0.53 $ 20.05 $ 41,700
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 2,940 0.15 $ 27.69 $ 57,600
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 2,830 0.45 $ 25.58 $ 53,200
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,400 0.09 $ 23.18 $ 48,210

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 1,310 1.00 $ 22.88 $ 47,590
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 4,030 0.53 $ 20.05 $ 41,700
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 2,830 0.45 $ 25.58 $ 53,200
Junior Colleges 2,380 0.38 $ 24.99 $ 51,980
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 7,920 0.27 $ 23.97 $ 49,850

Top paying industries for Credit Counselors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities (8) (8) $ 47.90 $ 99,640
Automobile Dealers 450 0.04 $ 43.49 $ 90,450
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 60 (7) $ 35.50 $ 73,840
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 280 0.03 $ 35.19 $ 73,200
Insurance Carriers 150 0.01 $ 34.80 $ 72,380


Geographic profile for Credit Counselors:

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.



Map of employment of credit counselors by state, May 2021


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 3,220 0.26 1.19 $ 20.68 $ 43,010
Florida 2,350 0.27 1.23 $ 21.53 $ 44,790
Arizona 2,090 0.72 3.27 $ 22.52 $ 46,840
California 1,930 0.12 0.53 $ 27.53 $ 57,260
Illinois 1,650 0.29 1.33 $ 22.84 $ 47,500


Map of location quotient of credit counselors by state, May 2021


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 560 0.88 3.99 $ 22.01 $ 45,770
Arizona 2,090 0.72 3.27 $ 22.52 $ 46,840
Utah 890 0.57 2.59 $ 21.62 $ 44,960
Connecticut 750 0.47 2.14 $ 22.85 $ 47,520
New Mexico 320 0.41 1.83 $ 24.52 $ 51,010


Map of annual mean wages of credit counselors by state, May 2021


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 110 0.17 0.75 $ 33.18 $ 69,020
Rhode Island 120 0.26 1.15 $ 30.97 $ 64,420
Nebraska 250 0.26 1.16 $ 30.73 $ 63,910
New York 1,470 0.17 0.77 $ 30.63 $ 63,710
Massachusetts 930 0.27 1.24 $ 29.73 $ 61,830



Map of employment of credit counselors by area, May 2021


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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,770 0.84 3.77 $ 22.70 $ 47,220
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,410 0.33 1.50 $ 23.41 $ 48,700
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,200 0.14 0.62 $ 31.93 $ 66,410
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,040 0.29 1.30 $ 22.82 $ 47,460
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 810 0.33 1.50 $ 18.76 $ 39,030
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 730 0.28 1.24 $ 24.62 $ 51,210
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 720 0.25 1.11 $ 28.72 $ 59,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 700 0.12 0.55 $ 28.66 $ 59,620
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 690 0.24 1.08 $ 20.32 $ 42,270
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 680 0.26 1.18 $ 29.94 $ 62,280


Map of location quotient of credit counselors by area, May 2021


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)
Dover-Durham, NH-ME 180 3.56 16.04 $ 21.40 $ 44,510
Provo-Orem, UT 310 1.14 5.16 $ 20.08 $ 41,770
Knoxville, TN 370 0.96 4.33 $ 24.80 $ 51,590
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,770 0.84 3.77 $ 22.70 $ 47,220
College Station-Bryan, TX 90 0.80 3.61 $ 17.31 $ 35,990
New Haven, CT 210 0.75 3.36 $ 24.06 $ 50,030
Ames, IA 30 0.69 3.10 $ 20.68 $ 43,020
Las Cruces, NM 40 0.62 2.81 $ 20.70 $ 43,050
Terre Haute, IN 40 0.60 2.72 $ 19.67 $ 40,910
Lynchburg, VA 60 0.59 2.66 $ 21.52 $ 44,750


Map of annual mean wages of credit counselors by area, May 2021


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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 50 0.15 0.68 $ 35.85 $ 74,570
Lincoln, NE 30 0.18 0.83 $ 33.65 $ 69,990
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,200 0.14 0.62 $ 31.93 $ 66,410
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 140 0.25 1.14 $ 31.18 $ 64,860
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 120 0.11 0.51 $ 30.26 $ 62,930
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 30 0.17 0.75 $ 30.23 $ 62,880
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 680 0.26 1.18 $ 29.94 $ 62,280
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 130 0.29 1.29 $ 29.86 $ 62,110
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 180 0.18 0.83 $ 29.80 $ 61,990
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 80 0.08 0.35 $ 29.79 $ 61,970

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)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.56 2.54 $ 23.16 $ 48,180
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 1.11 $ 19.48 $ 40,520
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 0.86 $ 17.41 $ 36,220
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 1.74 $ 18.21 $ 37,880
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 40 0.14 0.64 $ 26.08 $ 54,240

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 50 0.56 2.54 $ 23.16 $ 48,180
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 30 0.41 1.86 $ 20.73 $ 43,110
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 1.74 $ 18.21 $ 37,880
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 1.30 $ 20.48 $ 42,600
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 1.28 $ 22.90 $ 47,630

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)
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 34.61 $ 71,980
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.25 $ 28.56 $ 59,410
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 40 0.14 0.64 $ 26.08 $ 54,240
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.56 2.54 $ 23.16 $ 48,180
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 1.28 $ 22.90 $ 47,630


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022