Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

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.

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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)
79,400 2.4 % $13.92 $28,960 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.80 $10.38 $12.83 $16.22 $20.55
Annual Wage (2) $18,290 $21,580 $26,690 $33,740 $42,730

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Nondepository credit intermediation 16,780 $13.77 $28,650 1 63
Depository credit intermediation 14,020 $12.88 $26,780 2 76
Business support services 4,490 $10.87 $22,610 3 97
Management of companies and enterprises 4,110 $14.11 $29,350 4 58
Activities related to credit intermediation 3,720 $16.06 $33,410 5 20

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Automobile dealers 2,390 $19.73 $41,030 6 1
Other general purpose machinery manufacturing 130 $18.79 $39,090 60 2
Telecommunications resellers 120 $18.73 $38,960 62 3
Textile and fabric finishing mills (6) $18.52 $38,530 (6) 4
Building foundation and exterior contractors 50 $17.88 $37,190 88 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
South Dakota 790 $11.13 $23,140 0.217% 339
Delaware 810 $13.57 $28,220 0.202% 345
Utah 1,570 $13.12 $27,280 0.150% 392
Arizona 2,680 $12.84 $26,710 0.119% 408
Iowa 1,230 $13.01 $27,060 0.087% 401

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Idaho 360 $17.41 $36,210 0.064% 194
California 9,840 $16.09 $33,460 0.068% 428
Oregon 550 $15.99 $33,260 0.035% 330
Connecticut 650 $15.76 $32,780 0.040% 385
New Jersey 2,440 $15.65 $32,540 0.063% 437

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX MSA 440 $10.45 $21,730 0.291%
Wilmington-Newark, DE-MD PMSA 790 $13.60 $28,300 0.260%
Columbia, SC MSA 730 $12.56 $26,130 0.255%
Salt Lake City-Ogden, UT MSA 1,460 $13.16 $27,380 0.212%
Richmond-Petersburg, VA MSA 1,060 $13.29 $27,650 0.197%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
San Jose, CA PMSA 420 $18.40 $38,280 0.047%
Greeley, CO PMSA 60 $18.22 $37,900 0.085%
Boise City, ID MSA 300 $18.21 $37,880 0.133%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 100 $17.79 $36,990 0.050%
Modesto, CA MSA 40 $17.75 $36,910 0.025%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

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(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for 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 mean 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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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