Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

13-2071 Credit Counselors

Advise and educate individuals or organizations on acquiring and managing debt. May provide guidance in determining the best type of loan and explaining loan requirements or restrictions. May help develop debt management plans, advise on credit issues, or provide budget, mortgage, and bankruptcy counseling.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
29,560 3.6 % $20.05 $41,700 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.92 $15.28 $18.34 $22.82 $29.14
Annual Wage (2) $26,870 $31,790 $38,140 $47,470 $60,600


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 6,260 0.22 $19.96 $41,510
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 5,050 0.90 $19.65 $40,860
Depository Credit Intermediation 3,330 0.19 $21.94 $45,630
Junior Colleges 2,640 0.35 $20.75 $43,170
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 2,050 0.36 $18.18 $37,820

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Technical and Trade Schools 1,680 1.09 $18.85 $39,210
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 5,050 0.90 $19.65 $40,860
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 1,910 0.73 $21.82 $45,380
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 330 0.40 $18.70 $38,900
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 2,050 0.36 $18.18 $37,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations (8) (8) $30.70 $63,850
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 90 0.01 $27.57 $57,340
Other Financial Investment Activities 300 0.09 $24.90 $51,780
Automobile Dealers (8) (8) $24.16 $50,250
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 80 0.01 $23.89 $49,690


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 4,230 0.42 1.81 $18.63 $38,750
California 3,400 0.24 1.05 $21.58 $44,890
Florida 1,940 0.27 1.17 $19.34 $40,230
Illinois 1,400 0.25 1.08 $22.37 $46,520
New York 1,270 0.15 0.66 $23.51 $48,900




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma 1,110 0.75 3.20 $15.29 $31,800
Delaware 200 0.50 2.14 $18.80 $39,090
Texas 4,230 0.42 1.81 $18.63 $38,750
Idaho 220 0.37 1.58 $18.74 $38,990
Iowa 490 0.34 1.47 $17.72 $36,850




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 720 0.29 1.26 $28.05 $58,340
Connecticut 380 0.24 1.03 $25.18 $52,360
Maine 80 0.14 0.60 $24.28 $50,490
New Hampshire 130 0.21 0.91 $23.57 $49,020
New York 1,270 0.15 0.66 $23.51 $48,900

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,100 0.65 2.80 $18.07 $37,580
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 930 0.26 1.13 $21.94 $45,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 910 0.24 1.02 $22.24 $46,260
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 840 0.17 0.73 $23.29 $48,450
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 820 0.33 1.41 $16.44 $34,190
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.39 1.68 $22.31 $46,390
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 520 0.24 1.02 $19.53 $40,610
Baltimore-Towson, MD 520 0.42 1.81 $27.79 $57,810
San Antonio, TX 510 0.62 2.65 $21.15 $44,000
Oklahoma City, OK 510 0.92 3.96 $15.63 $32,510




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lubbock, TX 180 1.47 6.33 $16.15 $33,580
College Station-Bryan, TX 100 1.05 4.51 $18.99 $39,490
Oklahoma City, OK 510 0.92 3.96 $15.63 $32,510
Logan, UT-ID 30 0.69 2.98 $22.85 $47,530
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,100 0.65 2.80 $18.07 $37,580
San Antonio, TX 510 0.62 2.65 $21.15 $44,000
Columbia, SC 190 0.58 2.51 $20.32 $42,270
Boise City-Nampa, ID 150 0.58 2.51 $19.70 $40,970
Amarillo, TX 60 0.55 2.36 $17.95 $37,340
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 170 0.53 2.29 $18.81 $39,130




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Syracuse, NY 50 0.17 0.71 $29.39 $61,120
Gainesville, GA 30 0.44 1.91 $28.35 $58,970
Baltimore-Towson, MD 520 0.42 1.81 $27.79 $57,810
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $25.14 $52,290
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 330 0.20 0.84 $24.92 $51,830
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 130 0.11 0.45 $24.91 $51,820
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $24.89 $51,770
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 60 0.27 1.17 $24.78 $51,530
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 90 0.11 0.47 $24.08 $50,080
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 840 0.17 0.73 $23.29 $48,450

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 210 1.30 5.59 $12.05 $25,070
Northwest Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.59 2.55 $14.50 $30,160
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.32 1.39 $15.36 $31,950
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 0.64 2.74 $12.80 $26,630
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 0.59 2.55 $18.77 $39,050

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 210 1.30 5.59 $12.05 $25,070
Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.87 3.75 $16.61 $34,540
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 0.64 2.74 $12.80 $26,630
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 0.59 2.55 $18.77 $39,050
Northwest Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.59 2.55 $14.50 $30,160

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $24.94 $51,880
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.91 $47,660
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.70 $47,210
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.08 $21.64 $45,010
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.32 $44,340


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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