Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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 explaining loan requirements or restrictions. May help develop debt management plans, advise on credit issues, or provide budget, mortgage, and bankruptcy counseling.


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)
34,110 4.7 % $23.79 $49,480 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.19 $17.10 $21.34 $27.15 $36.17
Annual Wage (2) $29,510 $35,570 $44,380 $56,470 $75,220


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)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 7,730 0.26 $23.70 $49,300
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 4,620 0.77 $23.60 $49,100
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 4,140 0.61 $20.93 $43,530
Junior Colleges 3,140 0.42 $23.63 $49,140
Depository Credit Intermediation 3,010 0.18 $26.40 $54,900

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Technical and Trade Schools 1,320 0.95 $21.28 $44,270
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 4,620 0.77 $23.60 $49,100
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 4,140 0.61 $20.93 $43,530
Junior Colleges 3,140 0.42 $23.63 $49,140
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 1,150 0.40 $25.20 $52,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automobile Dealers 180 0.01 $43.26 $89,980
Other Financial Investment Activities 620 0.14 $35.86 $74,590
State Government (OES Designation) 60 (7) $32.38 $67,340
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 40 0.01 $30.30 $63,030
Elementary and Secondary Schools 120 (7) $28.36 $58,990


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)
California 4,310 0.27 1.11 $26.11 $54,300
Florida 3,050 0.37 1.53 $21.40 $44,510
Texas 2,360 0.20 0.83 $24.70 $51,380
Pennsylvania 1,980 0.35 1.42 $27.68 $57,570
New York 1,910 0.21 0.86 $26.11 $54,310




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)
New Hampshire 260 0.41 1.68 $24.60 $51,160
Delaware 180 0.41 1.69 $22.20 $46,170
Massachusetts 1,390 0.40 1.65 $30.16 $62,740
Maine 240 0.40 1.65 $21.83 $45,400
Rhode Island 180 0.37 1.53 $26.98 $56,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 120 0.05 0.20 $33.92 $70,550
District of Columbia 90 0.13 0.53 $31.17 $64,830
Massachusetts 1,390 0.40 1.65 $30.16 $62,740
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $29.52 $61,400
Pennsylvania 1,980 0.35 1.42 $27.68 $57,570





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 1,340 0.20 0.83 $28.13 $58,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,150 0.27 1.12 $24.92 $51,830
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 910 0.51 2.08 $30.45 $63,330
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 580 0.46 1.87 $22.09 $45,950
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 550 0.29 1.19 $23.73 $49,350
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 510 0.21 0.87 $23.61 $49,110
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 480 0.40 1.64 $20.64 $42,920
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 480 0.47 1.93 $34.89 $72,560
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 470 0.16 0.65 $23.41 $48,690
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.29 1.18 $28.51 $59,290




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)
Manchester, NH 150 1.36 5.61 $24.87 $51,720
Morgantown, WV 80 1.24 5.09 $16.86 $35,080
Eugene, OR 90 0.61 2.51 $20.03 $41,660
Gainesville, FL 70 0.58 2.38 $21.26 $44,210
Santa Fe, NM 30 0.54 2.23 $19.73 $41,040
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 910 0.51 2.08 $30.45 $63,330
Portland-South Portland, ME 100 0.50 2.06 $20.00 $41,590
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 290 0.50 2.05 $20.88 $43,430
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 40 0.48 1.97 $25.11 $52,230
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 480 0.47 1.93 $34.89 $72,560




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)
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (8) (8) (8) $36.61 $76,150
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 480 0.47 1.93 $34.89 $72,560
Worcester, MA-CT 70 0.27 1.11 $31.00 $64,470
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 200 0.36 1.46 $30.90 $64,280
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 910 0.51 2.08 $30.45 $63,330
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 110 0.10 0.40 $29.27 $60,880
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.29 1.18 $28.51 $59,290
Lancaster, PA (8) (8) (8) $28.30 $58,870
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,340 0.20 0.83 $28.13 $58,500
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 310 0.12 0.51 $28.09 $58,430

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)
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 0.40 1.64 $16.30 $33,890
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 1.47 $28.57 $59,430
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.26 1.06 $18.18 $37,820
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.24 0.99 $18.52 $38,510
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 1.18 $21.18 $44,050

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)
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 30 0.48 1.98 $16.66 $34,660
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 0.40 1.64 $16.30 $33,890
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 1.51 $18.91 $39,340
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 1.47 $28.57 $59,430
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 1.29 $24.44 $50,830

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)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $29.42 $61,190
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 1.47 $28.57 $59,430
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 40 0.12 0.49 $27.56 $57,320
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 1.29 $24.44 $50,830
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 0.76 $21.26 $44,230


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017