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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
29,980 2.9 % $19.55 $40,670 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.76 $15.23 $18.63 $23.28 $28.50
Annual Wage (2) $26,540 $31,670 $38,750 $48,430 $59,270


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) 6,440 0.32 $20.69 $43,030
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 5,670 0.92 $18.40 $38,280
Management of Companies and Enterprises 3,270 0.14 $20.48 $42,600
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 1,520 0.13 $15.85 $32,970
Business Support Services 1,480 0.16 $17.59 $36,580

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 5,670 0.92 $18.40 $38,280
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 6,440 0.32 $20.69 $43,030
Furniture Stores 570 0.25 $14.49 $30,130
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 310 0.20 $18.20 $37,850
Business Support Services 1,480 0.16 $17.59 $36,580

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 30 0.03 $27.69 $57,590
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 140 0.01 $26.66 $55,460
Legal Services 80 0.01 $26.18 $54,450
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 80 0.02 $23.58 $49,050
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 90 0.02 $23.44 $48,760


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 3,330 0.28 1.33 $20.42 $42,480
California 2,480 0.15 0.70 $20.52 $42,680
Florida 1,940 0.23 1.09 $18.11 $37,680
New Jersey 1,660 0.41 1.98 $21.40 $44,500
Tennessee 1,480 0.50 2.42 $18.85 $39,220




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)
Louisiana 1,100 0.58 2.78 $13.77 $28,630
Mississippi 580 0.52 2.50 $14.64 $30,440
Tennessee 1,480 0.50 2.42 $18.85 $39,220
North Dakota 210 0.49 2.38 $18.43 $38,330
New Jersey 1,660 0.41 1.98 $21.40 $44,500




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,410 0.15 0.73 $23.28 $48,420
Minnesota 720 0.25 1.22 $23.22 $48,300
Massachusetts 530 0.15 0.72 $22.32 $46,440
Rhode Island 50 0.09 0.45 $22.28 $46,340
Colorado 500 0.19 0.93 $22.01 $45,780





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 2,010 0.21 1.02 $22.69 $47,190
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,810 0.64 3.07 $19.73 $41,040
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,400 0.39 1.90 $21.03 $43,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,020 0.17 0.80 $20.79 $43,240
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 790 0.60 2.91 $18.10 $37,640
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 680 0.33 1.60 $20.12 $41,850
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 520 0.27 1.29 $23.85 $49,610
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 490 0.17 0.80 $19.93 $41,460
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 470 0.17 0.83 $22.43 $46,650
St. Louis, MO-IL 450 0.33 1.59 $17.82 $37,070




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 100 1.20 5.80 $14.22 $29,570
Fargo, ND-MN 130 0.94 4.53 $20.52 $42,670
Sioux Falls, SD 130 0.84 4.06 $17.42 $36,240
Baton Rouge, LA 280 0.70 3.36 $12.76 $26,540
Knoxville, TN 270 0.69 3.34 $19.58 $40,720
Trenton, NJ 150 0.66 3.20 $22.46 $46,710
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,810 0.64 3.07 $19.73 $41,040
Dothan, AL 40 0.64 3.10 $13.75 $28,590
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 790 0.60 2.91 $18.10 $37,640
Joplin, MO 50 0.58 2.82 $15.62 $32,500




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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 520 0.27 1.29 $23.85 $49,610
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 350 0.24 1.14 $23.54 $48,950
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 110 0.13 0.61 $23.17 $48,190
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 60 0.10 0.46 $22.96 $47,750
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 50 0.11 0.52 $22.85 $47,530
Richmond, VA (8) (8) (8) $22.78 $47,380
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,010 0.21 1.02 $22.69 $47,190
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 200 0.37 1.79 $22.51 $46,820
Columbus, OH 220 0.21 0.99 $22.47 $46,730
Trenton, NJ 150 0.66 3.20 $22.46 $46,710

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 0.63 3.05 $13.26 $27,590
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 130 1.86 8.99 $12.02 $25,000
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 110 1.69 8.16 $13.58 $28,240
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 100 0.91 4.41 $13.65 $28,390
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.48 2.30 $22.07 $45,910

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 130 1.86 8.99 $12.02 $25,000
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 110 1.69 8.16 $13.58 $28,240
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 100 0.91 4.41 $13.65 $28,390
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 150 0.63 3.05 $13.26 $27,590
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 2.38 $20.30 $42,220

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 80 0.48 2.30 $22.07 $45,910
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 2.38 $20.30 $42,220
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 1.57 $19.98 $41,550
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 30 0.09 0.44 $19.28 $40,100
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 0.64 $18.43 $38,340


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019