Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks

Interview loan applicants to elicit information; investigate applicants' backgrounds and verify references; prepare loan request papers; and forward findings, reports, and documents to appraisal department. Review loan papers to ensure completeness, and complete transactions between loan establishment, borrowers, and sellers upon approval of loan.

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)
223,870 1.9 % $14.95 $31,100 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.48 $11.53 $14.12 $17.57 $21.46
Annual Wage (2) $19,720 $23,980 $29,370 $36,540 $44,630

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Depository credit intermediation 77,360 $14.41 $29,970
Nondepository credit intermediation 74,210 $15.20 $31,610
Activities related to credit intermediation 33,190 $15.07 $31,350
Insurance carriers 8,160 $16.28 $33,860
Legal services 6,990 $15.54 $32,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Social advocacy organizations (7) $18.71 $38,910
Residential building construction 450 $18.38 $38,240
Automobile dealers 110 $18.23 $37,920
Land subdivision 290 $17.08 $35,520
Professional and similar organizations 100 $16.60 $34,520

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
Arizona 8,420 $14.33 $29,800 0.355%
South Dakota 1,310 $12.10 $25,170 0.353%
Montana 1,310 $12.62 $26,240 0.321%
Rhode Island 1,490 $14.00 $29,130 0.310%
Colorado 5,980 $16.11 $33,510 0.281%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Hawaii 870 $17.83 $37,090 0.152%
Massachusetts 2,570 $17.20 $35,780 0.082%
New Jersey 7,020 $17.10 $35,570 0.180%
Washington 4,840 $17.04 $35,450 0.185%
California 29,050 $17.04 $35,440 0.199%

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
Billings, MT MSA 610 $13.61 $28,320 0.827%
Des Moines, IA MSA 1,560 $13.30 $27,650 0.532%
Sioux Falls, SD MSA 630 $12.35 $25,690 0.530%
Jacksonville, FL MSA 2,520 $15.02 $31,250 0.455%
Phoenix-Mesa, AZ MSA 7,550 $14.35 $29,840 0.451%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Austin-San Marcos, TX MSA 1,050 $21.54 $44,810 0.159%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 1,110 $20.76 $43,190 0.117%
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA PMSA 120 $19.95 $41,490 0.133%
Reno, NV MSA 270 $19.65 $40,870 0.130%
Lansing-East Lansing, MI MSA 320 $18.73 $38,950 0.150%

About November 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.

(7) Estimate not released.

All Office and Administrative Support Occupations

November 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download November 2004 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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