Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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
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)
53,770 4.7 % $16.67 $34,670 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.33 $12.68 $15.62 $19.74 $24.59
Annual Wage (2) $21,490 $26,380 $32,490 $41,070 $51,150


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)
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 9,770 1.73 $16.88 $35,100
Depository Credit Intermediation 7,860 0.46 $17.70 $36,810
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 4,750 1.81 $16.07 $33,420
Management of Companies and Enterprises 4,290 0.23 $16.62 $34,570
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 1,980 0.19 $13.93 $28,980

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 4,750 1.81 $16.07 $33,420
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 9,770 1.73 $16.88 $35,100
Depository Credit Intermediation 7,860 0.46 $17.70 $36,810
Furniture Stores 810 0.37 $12.59 $26,190
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers 300 0.27 $18.66 $38,810

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 80 0.07 $30.02 $62,440
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1,180 0.19 $21.18 $44,060
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 250 0.27 $20.74 $43,150
Freight Transportation Arrangement 40 0.02 $20.51 $42,660
Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 510 0.17 $20.15 $41,910


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 6,290 0.62 1.47 $16.94 $35,240
Arizona 4,960 2.10 4.95 $13.16 $27,370
California 2,980 0.21 0.50 $19.16 $39,860
Florida 2,700 0.38 0.90 $17.85 $37,130
New York 2,550 0.31 0.72 $20.31 $42,240




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)
Delaware 870 2.18 5.14 $18.89 $39,290
Arizona 4,960 2.10 4.95 $13.16 $27,370
Nebraska 1,270 1.41 3.34 $15.44 $32,120
South Dakota 440 1.13 2.67 $12.85 $26,730
Nevada 910 0.82 1.94 $15.65 $32,550




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 870 0.32 0.76 $20.53 $42,700
New York 2,550 0.31 0.72 $20.31 $42,240
Connecticut 780 0.49 1.15 $20.05 $41,700
Massachusetts 950 0.31 0.72 $19.89 $41,380
Minnesota 1,210 0.47 1.12 $19.66 $40,890

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 4,630 2.75 6.50 $13.35 $27,760
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,190 0.44 1.04 $20.42 $42,480
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,980 0.56 1.32 $17.42 $36,230
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,970 0.99 2.33 $20.28 $42,180
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,250 0.57 1.34 $17.27 $35,910
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,130 0.67 1.59 $19.86 $41,310
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,110 0.45 1.05 $17.59 $36,590
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 850 0.47 1.12 $15.96 $33,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 830 0.22 0.52 $18.93 $39,370
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 740 0.92 2.18 $14.99 $31,180




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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,630 2.75 6.50 $13.35 $27,760
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 140 2.05 4.85 $11.82 $24,590
Sioux Falls, SD 180 1.33 3.14 $13.87 $28,850
El Paso, TX 320 1.21 2.87 $14.16 $29,450
Columbia, SC 370 1.13 2.67 $15.79 $32,840
Missoula, MT 60 1.13 2.66 $16.78 $34,900
Coeur d'Alene, ID 50 1.00 2.36 $14.46 $30,080
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,970 0.99 2.33 $20.28 $42,180
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 200 0.92 2.18 $20.87 $43,410
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 740 0.92 2.18 $14.99 $31,180




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)
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.22 0.52 $22.08 $45,930
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 40 0.48 1.13 $21.94 $45,630
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO (8) (8) (8) $21.86 $45,470
Jacksonville, FL 440 0.77 1.83 $21.52 $44,760
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.11 0.25 $21.45 $44,620
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 70 0.20 0.48 $21.44 $44,600
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 60 0.38 0.90 $21.36 $44,430
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 630 0.47 1.11 $21.19 $44,080
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 190 0.23 0.54 $20.99 $43,660
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 200 0.92 2.18 $20.87 $43,410

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)
Hammond nonmetropolitan area 150 2.94 6.94 $11.51 $23,940
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 140 1.83 4.32 $12.56 $26,130
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 120 0.74 1.75 $12.05 $25,060
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 110 1.38 3.26 $10.94 $22,750
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.52 1.23 $13.15 $27,360

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)
Hammond nonmetropolitan area 150 2.94 6.94 $11.51 $23,940
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 140 1.83 4.32 $12.56 $26,130
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 110 1.38 3.26 $10.94 $22,750
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 90 0.75 1.78 $11.49 $23,890
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 120 0.74 1.75 $12.05 $25,060

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)
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.94 $37,320
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 0.47 $17.92 $37,260
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.99 $35,330
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.41 $34,140
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 0.45 $16.34 $33,980


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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