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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
34,350 4.6 % $19.07 $39,670 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.24 $14.55 $17.93 $22.67 $28.42
Annual Wage (2) $25,450 $30,250 $37,290 $47,160 $59,110


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) 7,840 0.39 $20.14 $41,890
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 7,460 1.18 $18.75 $39,000
Management of Companies and Enterprises 3,140 0.13 $19.61 $40,790
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 1,900 0.17 $15.51 $32,260
Business Support Services 1,640 0.18 $16.96 $35,280

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 7,460 1.18 $18.75 $39,000
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 7,840 0.39 $20.14 $41,890
Furniture Stores 510 0.23 $15.63 $32,520
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 290 0.19 $17.35 $36,090
Business Support Services 1,640 0.18 $16.96 $35,280

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 50 0.04 $27.53 $57,270
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 60 0.01 $24.76 $51,500
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 130 (7) $23.61 $49,110
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 80 0.02 $23.13 $48,120
Plastics Product Manufacturing 30 0.01 $22.86 $47,550


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 3,650 0.31 1.27 $19.41 $40,380
California 2,730 0.16 0.68 $21.06 $43,810
Florida 2,200 0.26 1.08 $16.56 $34,440
New York 1,610 0.17 0.73 $22.94 $47,720
New Jersey 1,570 0.39 1.62 $20.18 $41,980




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)
South Dakota 280 0.68 2.81 $15.79 $32,840
Mississippi 680 0.61 2.51 $15.05 $31,310
Louisiana 1,110 0.58 2.42 $12.88 $26,800
Tennessee 1,470 0.51 2.10 $18.78 $39,070
North Dakota 210 0.51 2.11 $18.44 $38,350




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana 30 0.07 0.31 $25.51 $53,060
New York 1,610 0.17 0.73 $22.94 $47,720
Oregon 310 0.17 0.71 $22.69 $47,190
Colorado 670 0.26 1.09 $22.30 $46,390
Illinois 670 0.11 0.47 $21.86 $45,470



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,430 0.21 0.89 $22.01 $45,790
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,370 0.55 2.28 $19.82 $41,220
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,030 2.97 12.32 $20.50 $42,630
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,020 0.51 2.14 $19.07 $39,670
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 750 0.39 1.61 $21.18 $44,060
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 720 0.56 2.34 $16.90 $35,150
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 680 0.58 2.39 $17.42 $36,220
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 630 0.21 0.89 $20.90 $43,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 620 0.14 0.58 $21.79 $45,330
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 510 0.54 2.26 $20.39 $42,400


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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)
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,030 2.97 12.32 $20.50 $42,630
Springfield, MO 240 1.18 4.89 $16.84 $35,030
Fargo, ND-MN 160 1.18 4.88 $18.57 $38,620
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 100 1.14 4.73 $14.94 $31,080
Sioux Falls, SD 150 0.99 4.11 $17.20 $35,780
Knoxville, TN 270 0.71 2.93 $18.47 $38,410
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 110 0.70 2.91 $16.39 $34,090
Trenton, NJ 140 0.61 2.54 $21.27 $44,240
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 680 0.58 2.39 $17.42 $36,220
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 720 0.56 2.34 $16.90 $35,150


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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)
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 50 0.27 1.14 $26.11 $54,300
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL (8) (8) (8) $24.62 $51,220
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.12 0.49 $24.53 $51,030
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 420 0.29 1.21 $23.39 $48,660
Santa Rosa, CA 50 0.23 0.96 $23.06 $47,950
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 120 0.17 0.70 $22.87 $47,560
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 440 0.27 1.12 $22.73 $47,270
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 50 0.11 0.48 $22.62 $47,050
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 390 0.34 1.39 $22.48 $46,770
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 210 0.18 0.76 $22.43 $46,650

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 150 0.65 2.70 $14.59 $30,340
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 150 2.59 10.76 $13.92 $28,950
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 100 1.47 6.09 $12.92 $26,870
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.37 1.52 $17.54 $36,490
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.83 3.45 $13.84 $28,800

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)
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 150 2.59 10.76 $13.92 $28,950
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 100 1.47 6.09 $12.92 $26,870
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.88 3.67 $12.65 $26,310
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.83 3.45 $13.84 $28,800
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 80 0.73 3.04 $13.01 $27,050

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 60 0.40 1.65 $21.53 $44,790
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 0.78 $20.30 $42,230
Big Thicket Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 1.43 $19.40 $40,350
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 30 0.10 0.40 $18.57 $38,630
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 0.66 $18.47 $38,410


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018