Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

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
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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)
73,860 3.3 % $14.22 $29,580 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.95 $10.57 $13.08 $16.45 $20.87
Annual Wage (2) $18,610 $21,990 $27,210 $34,220 $43,410

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 15,140 $13.63 $28,350 1 60
Depository credit intermediation 13,560 $13.24 $27,550 2 72
Activities related to credit intermediation 4,400 $17.19 $35,760 3 10
Business support services 3,790 $10.91 $22,700 4 91
Management of companies and enterprises 3,290 $14.40 $29,960 5 49

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Automobile dealers 2,550 $19.88 $41,350 6 1
Other general purpose machinery manufacturing 150 $19.23 $40,000 53 2
Scientific research and development services 30 $18.89 $39,300 83 3
Building foundation and exterior contractors 50 $18.53 $38,540 78 4
Textile and fabric finishing mills (6) $18.48 $38,450 (6) 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 650 $11.35 $23,600 0.183% 332
Arizona 3,120 $12.12 $25,200 0.138% 490
Utah 1,160 $15.17 $31,560 0.111% 357
Nevada 1,060 $12.77 $26,560 0.100% 457
Idaho 550 $17.40 $36,190 0.097% 222

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Idaho 550 $17.40 $36,190 0.097% 222
California 9,060 $17.13 $35,640 0.062% 443
Illinois 2,970 $16.95 $35,250 0.052% 400
Connecticut 590 $15.89 $33,050 0.036% 418
Michigan 1,420 $15.89 $33,040 0.033% 434

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 420 $10.13 $21,080 0.274%
Columbia, SC MSA 660 $12.83 $26,680 0.229%
Boise City, ID MSA 510 $17.61 $36,620 0.223%
Phoenix-Mesa, AZ MSA 2,900 $12.08 $25,120 0.182%
Salt Lake City-Ogden, UT MSA 1,080 $15.24 $31,700 0.156%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Modesto, CA MSA 40 $19.91 $41,420 0.026%
San Jose, CA PMSA 460 $19.44 $40,430 0.052%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 100 $18.54 $38,550 0.050%
Boise City, ID MSA 510 $17.61 $36,620 0.223%
Detroit, MI PMSA 790 $17.56 $36,520 0.039%

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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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).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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 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: May 7, 2004

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