Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
35,900 3.4 % $23.78 $49,460 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.32 $17.15 $21.50 $27.52 $36.63
Annual Wage (2) $29,780 $35,670 $44,710 $57,240 $76,190


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 7,720 0.26 $24.43 $50,820
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 5,630 0.89 $22.81 $47,450
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 4,520 0.23 $25.62 $53,290
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 3,300 0.47 $21.64 $45,020
Junior Colleges 3,170 0.43 $24.07 $50,070

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 1,280 0.96 $21.18 $44,060
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 5,630 0.89 $22.81 $47,450
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 3,300 0.47 $21.64 $45,020
Junior Colleges 3,170 0.43 $24.07 $50,070
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 180 0.26 $22.10 $45,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automobile Dealers 270 0.02 $37.45 $77,890
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 480 0.05 $33.10 $68,850
Legal Services 90 0.01 $29.03 $60,390
Insurance Carriers 100 0.01 $28.49 $59,270
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 60 (7) $27.63 $57,460


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 4,200 0.25 1.00 $26.65 $55,420
Florida 2,770 0.33 1.31 $21.27 $44,240
New York 2,170 0.24 0.94 $26.54 $55,200
Arizona 2,130 0.79 3.13 $22.59 $46,980
Texas 2,060 0.17 0.69 $24.46 $50,870




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)
Nebraska 1,250 1.28 5.10 $15.21 $31,640
Arizona 2,130 0.79 3.13 $22.59 $46,980
Tennessee 1,800 0.62 2.45 $23.68 $49,260
New Mexico 450 0.57 2.24 $17.98 $37,400
New Hampshire 310 0.48 1.91 $24.74 $51,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 120 0.17 0.68 $35.61 $74,080
New Jersey 630 0.16 0.63 $30.07 $62,550
Colorado 50 0.02 0.07 $29.02 $60,370
Massachusetts 1,460 0.41 1.64 $28.87 $60,040
Rhode Island 170 0.36 1.43 $28.43 $59,120



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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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,930 0.98 3.88 $22.83 $47,480
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,530 0.23 0.91 $28.79 $59,890
Lincoln, NE 1,130 6.42 25.49 $14.13 $29,380
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,040 0.28 1.13 $22.42 $46,640
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 980 0.53 2.11 $27.58 $57,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 930 0.21 0.83 $27.29 $56,770
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 690 0.43 1.70 $29.03 $60,390
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 680 0.35 1.40 $24.57 $51,110
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 670 0.46 1.84 $25.33 $52,690
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 570 0.55 2.20 $31.73 $66,000


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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)
Lincoln, NE 1,130 6.42 25.49 $14.13 $29,380
Manchester, NH 170 1.51 5.98 $25.45 $52,930
Knoxville, TN 530 1.40 5.57 $16.08 $33,440
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 450 1.23 4.88 $19.72 $41,020
Dover, DE 70 1.07 4.25 (8) (8)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,930 0.98 3.88 $22.83 $47,480
Morgantown, WV 50 0.78 3.11 $18.03 $37,510
Albuquerque, NM 280 0.73 2.88 $18.42 $38,320
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 220 0.71 2.81 $26.86 $55,870
College Station-Bryan, TX 80 0.71 2.81 $24.46 $50,880


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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)
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 200 0.35 1.39 $34.58 $71,920
Raleigh, NC 150 0.24 0.96 $32.51 $67,620
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 570 0.55 2.20 $31.73 $66,000
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 150 0.13 0.50 $31.42 $65,350
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.08 0.30 $31.20 $64,890
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 30 0.30 1.20 $30.93 $64,340
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 40 0.03 0.10 $30.22 $62,850
Modesto, CA 40 0.24 0.97 $29.25 $60,850
Trenton, NJ 40 0.19 0.77 $29.22 $60,770
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 690 0.43 1.70 $29.03 $60,390

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)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 100 0.57 2.25 $31.13 $64,740
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 90 0.47 1.88 $20.00 $41,610
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 90 0.53 2.10 $16.75 $34,850
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.26 1.04 $19.03 $39,590
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.23 0.93 $18.91 $39,340

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 40 0.63 2.50 $16.32 $33,940
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 100 0.57 2.25 $31.13 $64,740
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 90 0.53 2.10 $16.75 $34,850
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.47 1.86 $22.81 $47,450
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 90 0.47 1.88 $20.00 $41,610

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)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 100 0.57 2.25 $31.13 $64,740
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 0.85 $26.71 $55,550
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 0.83 $26.17 $54,420
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 50 0.15 0.59 $25.20 $52,430
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 1.36 $24.91 $51,820


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