Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
37,680 4.9 % $18.91 $39,320 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.97 $14.26 $17.75 $22.65 $28.27
Annual Wage (2) $24,890 $29,650 $36,930 $47,100 $58,800


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)
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 9,390 1.57 $18.27 $38,000
Depository Credit Intermediation 6,110 0.36 $20.75 $43,160
Management of Companies and Enterprises 3,110 0.13 $18.82 $39,140
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 2,420 0.83 $18.04 $37,520
Business Support Services 1,920 0.21 $17.70 $36,810

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 9,390 1.57 $18.27 $38,000
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 2,420 0.83 $18.04 $37,520
Depository Credit Intermediation 6,110 0.36 $20.75 $43,160
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 270 0.25 $20.19 $42,000
Business Support Services 1,920 0.21 $17.70 $36,810

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 90 0.02 $24.09 $50,110
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 40 0.03 $23.01 $47,860
Plastics Product Manufacturing 30 0.01 $22.68 $47,160
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 310 0.09 $22.65 $47,110
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 80 0.02 $21.66 $45,040


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 4,270 0.36 1.35 $18.67 $38,830
California 2,970 0.19 0.69 $22.00 $45,770
Florida 2,710 0.33 1.23 $17.88 $37,200
New York 1,870 0.21 0.77 $22.43 $46,660
North Carolina 1,500 0.36 1.32 $18.98 $39,490




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)
Mississippi 840 0.75 2.80 $14.24 $29,620
Louisiana 1,280 0.67 2.49 $12.65 $26,300
North Dakota 250 0.58 2.16 $18.08 $37,610
South Dakota 220 0.53 1.99 $15.21 $31,640
Nevada 660 0.52 1.94 $16.89 $35,130




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 380 0.12 0.46 $25.19 $52,400
Colorado 610 0.24 0.91 $24.05 $50,030
New York 1,870 0.21 0.77 $22.43 $46,660
California 2,970 0.19 0.69 $22.00 $45,770
Oregon 390 0.22 0.80 $21.87 $45,500





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 1,650 0.25 0.93 $21.62 $44,980
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,640 0.68 2.52 $19.29 $40,130
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,140 3.29 12.24 $20.18 $41,960
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,010 0.80 2.96 $17.17 $35,710
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 850 0.44 1.63 $18.14 $37,730
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 800 0.69 2.57 $17.92 $37,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 770 0.18 0.68 $21.71 $45,160
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 750 0.39 1.45 $20.28 $42,180
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 730 0.47 1.74 $25.40 $52,830
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 710 0.24 0.90 $19.35 $40,240




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)
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,140 3.29 12.24 $20.18 $41,960
Hammond, LA 100 2.30 8.58 $12.00 $24,950
Fargo, ND-MN 180 1.33 4.97 $18.42 $38,320
Springfield, MO 230 1.17 4.34 $15.84 $32,950
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 150 1.03 3.84 $15.89 $33,050
Owensboro, KY 40 0.83 3.08 $16.90 $35,150
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,010 0.80 2.96 $17.17 $35,710
Alexandria, LA 50 0.75 2.80 $12.30 $25,590
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 110 0.74 2.77 $20.15 $41,920
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 70 0.73 2.70 $12.47 $25,940




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)
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 30 0.17 0.64 $30.10 $62,620
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 350 0.25 0.92 $25.65 $53,360
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 730 0.47 1.74 $25.40 $52,830
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 40 0.24 0.91 $24.70 $51,390
Santa Rosa, CA 40 0.19 0.71 $23.99 $49,900
Raleigh, NC 120 0.20 0.76 $23.58 $49,040
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL (8) (8) (8) $23.27 $48,410
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 30 0.25 0.93 $22.86 $47,540
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL (8) (8) (8) $22.63 $47,070
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 50 0.16 0.60 $22.47 $46,740

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)
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 160 2.73 10.15 $13.05 $27,150
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 150 0.64 2.39 $13.31 $27,690
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.43 1.62 $16.81 $34,960
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 110 0.71 2.65 $14.46 $30,070
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 100 1.24 4.60 $11.98 $24,920

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 160 2.73 10.15 $13.05 $27,150
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 100 1.24 4.60 $11.98 $24,920
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.97 3.60 $11.72 $24,370
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.78 2.92 $13.32 $27,710
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 110 0.71 2.65 $14.46 $30,070

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)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 0.52 $19.93 $41,460
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 0.97 $19.11 $39,750
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 0.61 $18.78 $39,050
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 0.68 $18.70 $38,900
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.46 1.70 $17.76 $36,930


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.

(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