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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
26,700 3.2 % $20.13 $41,880 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.95 $15.76 $19.28 $23.73 $29.12
Annual Wage (2) $26,950 $32,780 $40,100 $49,360 $60,570


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)
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 5,770 0.28 $21.19 $44,080
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 4,810 0.84 $19.23 $40,000
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,470 0.10 $21.45 $44,630
Business Support Services 1,800 0.20 $19.21 $39,960
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 1,060 0.07 $21.59 $44,900

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 4,810 0.84 $19.23 $40,000
Furniture Stores 640 0.29 $14.29 $29,720
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 5,770 0.28 $21.19 $44,080
Business Support Services 1,800 0.20 $19.21 $39,960
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 250 0.15 $17.10 $35,570

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services (8) (8) $27.38 $56,960
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 30 0.01 $26.83 $55,800
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 150 0.02 $25.53 $53,110
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 80 0.02 $25.45 $52,930
Telecommunications 200 0.03 $23.63 $49,150


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)
Texas 2,730 0.22 1.21 $20.46 $42,550
California 2,150 0.12 0.68 $20.86 $43,390
Florida 2,000 0.23 1.25 $18.86 $39,220
New Jersey 1,630 0.40 2.20 $22.54 $46,880
New York 1,570 0.17 0.91 $23.62 $49,120




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)
North Dakota 200 0.47 2.59 $20.68 $43,000
Louisiana 840 0.44 2.41 $14.84 $30,870
New Jersey 1,630 0.40 2.20 $22.54 $46,880
South Dakota 160 0.37 2.04 $17.43 $36,260
Mississippi 340 0.30 1.63 $15.71 $32,680




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 570 0.20 1.09 $23.88 $49,660
Rhode Island 40 0.09 0.48 $23.80 $49,500
Michigan 380 0.09 0.48 $23.72 $49,330
New York 1,570 0.17 0.91 $23.62 $49,120
Massachusetts 420 0.12 0.65 $23.24 $48,330





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)
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,380 0.83 4.55 $20.98 $43,650
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,980 0.21 1.13 $23.67 $49,240
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,110 0.30 1.67 $20.99 $43,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 920 0.15 0.81 $20.58 $42,800
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 700 0.33 1.82 $20.90 $43,480
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 660 0.50 2.73 $18.61 $38,700
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 500 0.16 0.90 $21.29 $44,280
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 440 0.14 0.76 $19.06 $39,640
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 410 0.21 1.15 $24.60 $51,160
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 380 0.14 0.75 $23.19 $48,230




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)
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 110 1.28 7.04 $14.81 $30,790
Fargo, ND-MN 120 0.89 4.90 $21.78 $45,300
Sioux Falls, SD 140 0.86 4.74 $18.04 $37,510
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,380 0.83 4.55 $20.98 $43,650
Billings, MT 60 0.66 3.66 $18.96 $39,430
Trenton, NJ 160 0.65 3.59 $21.93 $45,610
Dothan, AL 30 0.56 3.09 $14.91 $31,020
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 660 0.50 2.73 $18.61 $38,700
Knoxville, TN 180 0.47 2.58 $18.17 $37,790
Reno, NV 110 0.44 2.41 $17.77 $36,960




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)
Fresno, CA (8) (8) (8) $28.31 $58,890
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 50 0.09 0.47 $24.74 $51,460
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 240 0.12 0.66 $24.67 $51,320
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 90 0.10 0.55 $24.66 $51,300
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 300 0.20 1.09 $24.64 $51,250
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 410 0.21 1.15 $24.60 $51,160
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 350 0.13 0.74 $23.73 $49,360
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,980 0.21 1.13 $23.67 $49,240
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 40 0.07 0.41 $23.39 $48,650
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 180 0.17 0.95 $23.38 $48,630

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)
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 90 1.31 7.21 $12.00 $24,960
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 90 1.38 7.61 $14.69 $30,550
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 90 0.59 3.26 $17.85 $37,120
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 50 0.34 1.87 $14.84 $30,870
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.69 3.79 $12.33 $25,660

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)
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 90 1.38 7.61 $14.69 $30,550
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 90 1.31 7.21 $12.00 $24,960
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.69 3.79 $12.33 $25,660
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 90 0.59 3.26 $17.85 $37,120
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 2.20 $18.21 $37,870

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.25 $48,360
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 2.05 $21.33 $44,370
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.70 $43,060
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 40 0.12 0.65 $19.81 $41,210
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.23 $19.81 $41,210


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.

(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: March 31, 2020