Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

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
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
66,010 2.8 % $15.15 $31,520 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.29 $11.27 $13.97 $17.56 $21.90
Annual Wage (2) $19,320 $23,450 $29,050 $36,530 $45,550

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Nondepository credit intermediation 14,580 $14.91 $31,010
Depository credit intermediation 12,160 $14.22 $29,570
Activities related to credit intermediation 4,170 $18.36 $38,180
Employment services 3,390 $14.24 $29,620
Management of companies and enterprises 2,900 $14.86 $30,900

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Scientific research and development services 40 $19.67 $40,920
Metal and mineral merchant wholesalers 220 $19.60 $40,760
Other general purpose machinery manufacturing 140 $19.31 $40,160
Automobile dealers 2,330 $19.10 $39,730
Paper and paper product merchant wholesalers 270 $18.85 $39,200

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
Delaware 1,510 $13.98 $29,080 0.370%
Arizona 4,020 $13.87 $28,860 0.174%
Utah 970 $14.69 $30,560 0.092%
South Dakota 340 $11.90 $24,760 0.092%
Nevada 820 $14.03 $29,190 0.073%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Idaho 390 $18.84 $39,190 0.068%
California 8,180 $18.27 $38,000 0.056%
Illinois 3,240 $17.91 $37,260 0.057%
Connecticut 620 $17.53 $36,470 0.038%
Massachusetts 930 $17.47 $36,340 0.030%

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
Wilmington-Newark, DE-MD PMSA 910 $14.70 $30,570 0.296%
Sioux Falls, SD MSA 270 $12.16 $25,290 0.229%
Phoenix-Mesa, AZ MSA 3,690 $13.98 $29,090 0.225%
Bismarck, ND MSA 100 $15.85 $32,980 0.191%
Jacksonville, FL MSA 1,020 $13.81 $28,720 0.187%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Orange County, CA PMSA 1,770 $25.63 $53,310 0.121%
Fort Myers-Cape Coral, FL MSA 80 $23.32 $48,500 0.041%
San Jose, CA PMSA 420 $20.62 $42,890 0.049%
Oakland, CA PMSA 620 $19.55 $40,660 0.062%
Detroit, MI PMSA 630 $19.26 $40,070 0.032%

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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.

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Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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