Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

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)
57,220 4.2 % $16.20 $33,700 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.64 $12.21 $15.36 $19.41 $24.04
Annual Wage (2) $20,040 $25,400 $31,950 $40,360 $50,000


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 12,610 $15.73 $32,710
Depository Credit Intermediation 8,980 $16.89 $35,120
Employment Services 6,260 $12.05 $25,050
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 5,360 $16.14 $33,570
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,870 $17.53 $36,470

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Natural Gas Distribution 110 $28.92 $60,160
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 110 $22.42 $46,640
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1,010 $21.43 $44,570
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 280 $20.29 $42,200
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 60 $19.85 $41,290


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Arizona 6,140 $12.05 $25,070 2.475
South Dakota 790 $13.10 $27,240 2.003
Delaware 700 $18.22 $37,900 1.686
Nebraska 1,530 $15.25 $31,710 1.674
Nevada 1,110 $14.83 $30,840 0.942

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Massachusetts 720 $20.98 $43,640 0.228
Connecticut 530 $20.09 $41,780 0.322
New York 2,910 $19.50 $40,570 0.343
Minnesota 1,290 $19.32 $40,180 0.492
Washington 980 $18.79 $39,090 0.350


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Sioux Falls, SD 460 $13.97 $29,060 3.398
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,790 $12.15 $25,270 3.283
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 150 $12.98 $26,990 3.059
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 660 $18.13 $37,720 1.999
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,780 $18.66 $38,820 1.357

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 60 $22.03 $45,810 0.150
Bismarck, ND 60 $21.76 $45,250 1.003
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 280 $21.67 $45,070 0.319
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 470 $21.66 $45,060 0.276
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 210 $21.35 $44,410 0.210


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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 XLS files.

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.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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