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

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 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks
Industry profile for Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks
Geographic profile for Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks

National estimates for Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
16,820 2.5 % $ 21.42 $ 44,540 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.35 $ 17.74 $ 21.49 $ 23.38 $ 29.61
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,840 $ 36,890 $ 44,710 $ 48,620 $ 61,590


Industry profile for Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 3,970 0.20 $ 23.74 $ 49,380
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 2,830 0.46 $ 20.64 $ 42,920
Business Support Services 1,810 0.22 $ 18.47 $ 38,410
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,580 0.06 $ 22.71 $ 47,230
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 640 0.05 $ 24.53 $ 51,020

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 2,830 0.46 $ 20.64 $ 42,920
Furniture Stores 550 0.26 $ 14.03 $ 29,180
Business Support Services 1,810 0.22 $ 18.47 $ 38,410
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 3,970 0.20 $ 23.74 $ 49,380
Rental and leasing services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 340 0.12 $ 17.70 $ 36,810

Top paying industries for Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 60 0.01 $ 30.93 $ 64,340
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 50 (7) $ 28.22 $ 58,700
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 40 0.03 $ 27.95 $ 58,130
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 40 0.01 $ 27.72 $ 57,670
Telecommunications 40 0.01 $ 25.74 $ 53,540


Geographic profile for Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 1,550 0.13 1.06 $ 19.04 $ 39,610
New Jersey 1,130 0.29 2.46 $ 23.63 $ 49,150
New York 890 0.10 0.86 $ 24.15 $ 50,240
California 880 0.05 0.44 $ 22.58 $ 46,960
Nevada 870 0.68 5.66 $ 19.41 $ 40,370


Map of location quotient of credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 310 0.73 6.09 $ 17.84 $ 37,110
Nevada 870 0.68 5.66 $ 19.41 $ 40,370
Louisiana 540 0.30 2.50 $ 14.78 $ 30,740
New Jersey 1,130 0.29 2.46 $ 23.63 $ 49,150
North Dakota 120 0.29 2.44 $ 24.86 $ 51,720


Map of annual mean wages of credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 190 0.10 0.85 $ 26.02 $ 54,120
Montana 70 0.15 1.28 $ 25.54 $ 53,130
North Dakota 120 0.29 2.44 $ 24.86 $ 51,720
Wisconsin 220 0.08 0.66 $ 24.81 $ 51,600
Massachusetts 300 0.09 0.74 $ 24.77 $ 51,520



Map of employment of credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

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 1,230 0.14 1.18 $ 24.71 $ 51,400
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,210 0.45 3.81 $ 22.63 $ 47,080
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 580 0.16 1.34 $ 20.75 $ 43,160
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 540 0.26 2.14 $ 24.42 $ 50,800
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 430 0.10 0.84 $ 25.44 $ 52,910
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 430 0.29 2.44 $ 21.24 $ 44,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 370 0.07 0.55 $ 21.54 $ 44,810
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 310 0.11 0.89 $ 19.91 $ 41,410
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 260 0.21 1.76 $ 19.96 $ 41,520
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 260 0.10 0.85 $ 25.16 $ 52,330


Map of location quotient of credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sioux Falls, SD 250 1.59 13.33 $ 18.30 $ 38,060
Fargo, ND-MN 100 0.70 5.87 $ 24.01 $ 49,940
Trenton, NJ 130 0.58 4.82 (8) (8)
Reno, NV 130 0.55 4.62 $ 19.82 $ 41,230
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,210 0.45 3.81 $ 22.63 $ 47,080
Baton Rouge, LA 170 0.45 3.80 $ 17.50 $ 36,390
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 190 0.38 3.16 $ 23.65 $ 49,190
Fort Wayne, IN 80 0.37 3.09 $ 15.99 $ 33,260
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 50 0.31 2.63 $ 14.15 $ 29,420
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 140 0.30 2.51 $ 22.64 $ 47,080


Map of annual mean wages of credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 130 0.12 0.99 $ 27.20 $ 56,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 210 0.08 0.67 $ 27.10 $ 56,370
Madison, WI 50 0.12 1.00 $ 26.41 $ 54,930
Dayton, OH 30 0.10 0.82 $ 25.62 $ 53,280
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 90 0.04 0.35 $ 25.60 $ 53,250
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 430 0.10 0.84 $ 25.44 $ 52,910
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 260 0.10 0.85 $ 25.16 $ 52,330
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,230 0.14 1.18 $ 24.71 $ 51,400
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 130 0.07 0.61 $ 24.71 $ 51,390
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 90 0.11 0.94 $ 24.44 $ 50,830

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.82 $ 20.89 $ 43,450
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 2.87 $ 18.27 $ 38,000
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 1.17 $ 17.03 $ 35,430
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.82 $ 19.41 $ 40,360
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.48 3.99 $ 12.06 $ 25,090

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.48 3.99 $ 12.06 $ 25,090
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 2.87 $ 18.27 $ 38,000
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.82 $ 19.41 $ 40,360
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.82 $ 20.89 $ 43,450
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.66 $ 15.44 $ 32,110

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.82 $ 20.89 $ 43,450
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.82 $ 19.41 $ 40,360
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 2.87 $ 18.27 $ 38,000
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 1.17 $ 17.03 $ 35,430
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.66 $ 15.44 $ 32,110


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