Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors

Locate and notify customers of delinquent accounts by mail, telephone, or personal visit to solicit payment. Duties include receiving payment and posting amount to customer's account; preparing statements to credit department if customer fails to respond; initiating repossession proceedings or service disconnection; and keeping records of collection and status of accounts.


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)
271,700 1.4 % $18.10 $37,650 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.50 $13.75 $16.99 $21.22 $26.45
Annual Wage (2) $23,920 $28,600 $35,330 $44,140 $55,020


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)
Business Support Services 83,620 9.17 $16.31 $33,930
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 25,460 4.04 $18.29 $38,040
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 22,080 1.11 $18.44 $38,350
Management of Companies and Enterprises 18,220 0.78 $18.91 $39,340
Offices of Physicians 10,380 0.41 $18.68 $38,850

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Support Services 83,620 9.17 $16.31 $33,930
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 25,460 4.04 $18.29 $38,040
Office Administrative Services 6,770 1.37 $18.10 $37,640
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 22,080 1.11 $18.44 $38,350
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 9,650 1.03 $18.79 $39,080

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 570 0.50 $29.33 $61,000
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,260 0.32 $24.57 $51,110
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 60 0.12 $24.37 $50,680
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 40 0.21 $23.93 $49,770
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 40 0.01 $23.87 $49,650


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 29,700 1.78 0.93 $20.59 $42,830
Texas 26,370 2.22 1.16 $19.14 $39,800
Florida 19,210 2.28 1.20 $16.92 $35,180
New York 16,050 1.74 0.91 $19.48 $40,510
Ohio 12,900 2.40 1.26 $16.80 $34,940




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 3,400 8.09 4.25 $15.60 $32,440
Utah 5,000 3.55 1.86 $15.64 $32,540
Arizona 8,320 3.08 1.61 $17.11 $35,590
South Carolina 6,000 2.99 1.57 $16.58 $34,480
Kansas 4,020 2.94 1.54 $15.75 $32,760




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 230 0.32 0.17 $30.56 $63,570
Connecticut 1,980 1.20 0.63 $22.34 $46,470
Massachusetts 5,550 1.57 0.82 $21.49 $44,700
New Jersey 5,890 1.47 0.77 $21.11 $43,920
Rhode Island 500 1.04 0.55 $20.93 $43,530



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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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 8,880 3.56 1.87 $21.51 $44,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,770 1.98 1.04 $20.72 $43,090
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 7,890 3.01 1.58 $18.32 $38,100
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 7,800 2.13 1.12 $17.76 $36,940
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,590 1.13 0.59 $22.51 $46,820
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 7,410 3.74 1.96 $16.93 $35,210
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,430 1.85 0.97 $19.01 $39,530
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 5,050 3.13 1.64 $20.68 $43,010
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,610 2.38 1.25 $18.76 $39,010
St. Louis, MO-IL 4,320 3.18 1.67 $16.45 $34,220


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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)
Sioux Falls, SD 1,750 11.55 6.06 $15.60 $32,460
San Angelo, TX 420 9.14 4.79 (8) (8)
Logan, UT-ID 470 8.61 4.52 $12.72 $26,460
Pueblo, CO 490 8.19 4.30 $13.50 $28,080
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 660 8.02 4.21 $16.67 $34,670
Rapid City, SD 510 7.79 4.09 $14.35 $29,860
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 3,650 6.66 3.49 $15.43 $32,080
Cleveland, TN 290 6.29 3.30 $10.45 $21,740
Jacksonville, FL 3,920 5.86 3.08 $14.47 $30,100
Salt Lake City, UT 3,830 5.50 2.89 $15.64 $32,520