Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
29,400 3.1 % $20.16 $41,940 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.97 $15.46 $18.48 $22.91 $29.39
Annual Wage (2) $26,980 $32,150 $38,430 $47,650 $61,140


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 5,800 0.20 $20.31 $42,240
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 3,470 0.62 $19.48 $40,520
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 3,390 0.57 $19.01 $39,530
Depository Credit Intermediation 3,070 0.18 $22.03 $45,810
Junior Colleges 2,670 0.34 $21.47 $44,670

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 1,730 1.10 $19.40 $40,360
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 3,470 0.62 $19.48 $40,520
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 3,390 0.57 $19.01 $39,530
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 1,400 0.54 $21.74 $45,220
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 410 0.49 $19.63 $40,820

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) $31.54 $65,600
Automobile Dealers 90 0.01 $27.09 $56,340
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 80 0.01 $25.90 $53,880
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 70 0.02 $25.68 $53,410
Elementary and Secondary Schools 160 (7) $23.63 $49,160


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)
California 4,010 0.29 1.25 $21.66 $45,060
Texas 3,850 0.37 1.63 $18.54 $38,570
Florida 2,660 0.37 1.62 $19.60 $40,780
New York 1,320 0.16 0.69 $23.25 $48,350
Ohio 1,270 0.25 1.11 $19.53 $40,630




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 990 0.66 2.89 $16.42 $34,160
Idaho 230 0.39 1.70 $19.47 $40,500
Texas 3,850 0.37 1.63 $18.54 $38,570
Florida 2,660 0.37 1.62 $19.60 $40,780
California 4,010 0.29 1.25 $21.66 $45,060




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 570 0.23 1.00 $28.69 $59,670
Connecticut 290 0.18 0.79 $27.72 $57,650
District of Columbia 40 0.06 0.24 $25.26 $52,540
Colorado 340 0.16 0.69 $24.13 $50,180
Montana 100 0.22 0.98 $23.90 $49,720





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 960 0.25 1.09 $22.54 $46,880
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 930 0.55 2.38 $17.67 $36,760
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 900 0.18 0.77 $23.13 $48,100
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 880 0.43 1.88 $18.27 $38,000
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 690 0.27 1.17 $15.40 $32,030
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 600 0.27 1.17 $19.80 $41,190
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 580 0.56 2.44 $20.87 $43,400
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 520 0.62 2.71 $21.58 $44,890
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 470 0.28 1.20 $19.43 $40,420
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 470 0.28 1.21 $25.00 $51,990




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)
Great Falls, MT 40 1.04 4.52 $19.29 $40,120
College Station-Bryan, TX 90 1.03 4.49 $18.99 $39,500
Jacksonville, FL 400 0.70 3.05 $19.70 $40,980
Logan, UT-ID 30 0.65 2.84 $25.43 $52,900
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 310 0.63 2.77 $17.40 $36,190
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 520 0.62 2.71 $21.58 $44,890
Oklahoma City, OK 350 0.61 2.68 $16.91 $35,170
Tulsa, OK 230 0.57 2.48 $19.91 $41,400
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 400 0.57 2.50 $19.11 $39,750
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 580 0.56 2.44 $20.87 $43,400




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)
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 100 0.18 0.78 $39.75 $82,690
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $36.95 $76,850
New Haven, CT 100 0.37 1.63 $28.94 $60,190
Baltimore-Towson, MD 360 0.29 1.25 $28.35 $58,970
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 30 0.12 0.54 $25.55 $53,140
Logan, UT-ID 30 0.65 2.84 $25.43 $52,900
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 210 0.17 0.75 $25.15 $52,320
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 470 0.28 1.21 $25.00 $51,990
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 80 0.10 0.44 $24.90 $51,800
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 240 0.10 0.45 $24.45 $50,850

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 250 1.57 6.85 $12.44 $25,880
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.54 2.36 $20.60 $42,850
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.57 2.48 $15.05 $31,300
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 0.62 2.69 $12.96 $26,950
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 0.63 $18.96 $39,430

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 250 1.57 6.85 $12.44 $25,880
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 0.62 2.69 $12.96 $26,950
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.57 2.48 $15.05 $31,300
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.54 2.36 $20.60 $42,850
Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area 30 0.35 1.53 $18.50 $38,480

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) $25.44 $52,910
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.85 $49,620
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 0.72 $22.55 $46,890
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.87 $43,410
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.54 2.36 $20.60 $42,850


About May 2011 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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