Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
51,240 5.2 % $17.21 $35,790 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.13 $13.09 $16.13 $20.43 $25.39
Annual Wage (2) $23,160 $27,220 $33,560 $42,500 $52,810


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 9,750 1.74 $17.30 $35,980
Depository Credit Intermediation 7,980 0.47 $17.64 $36,700
Management of Companies and Enterprises 4,390 0.23 $17.20 $35,780
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 3,460 1.33 $16.63 $34,600
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 1,970 0.19 $14.18 $29,490

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 9,750 1.74 $17.30 $35,980
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 3,460 1.33 $16.63 $34,600
Depository Credit Intermediation 7,980 0.47 $17.64 $36,700
Furniture Stores 790 0.36 $13.41 $27,900
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers 310 0.27 $19.04 $39,610

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 30 0.03 $30.17 $62,750
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 60 0.05 $21.53 $44,770
Scientific Research and Development Services 30 0.01 $20.98 $43,630
Freight Transportation Arrangement 50 0.03 $20.69 $43,030
Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 520 0.17 $20.47 $42,580


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 6,980 0.68 1.69 $16.11 $33,500
Ohio 4,860 0.98 2.45 $16.30 $33,910
California 3,060 0.22 0.55 $19.86 $41,300
New York 2,880 0.34 0.86 $21.24 $44,180
Illinois 2,500 0.45 1.12 $18.61 $38,700




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 1,090 2.70 6.77 $18.96 $39,450
South Dakota 410 1.06 2.64 $13.56 $28,210
Ohio 4,860 0.98 2.45 $16.30 $33,910
Wisconsin 2,190 0.83 2.08 $15.60 $32,450
South Carolina 1,450 0.82 2.05 $15.69 $32,630




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 2,880 0.34 0.86 $21.24 $44,180
Washington 620 0.23 0.57 $21.09 $43,860
Minnesota 890 0.34 0.86 $20.66 $42,960
Colorado 550 0.25 0.63 $20.59 $42,830
Maine 190 0.33 0.82 $20.50 $42,640





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,450 0.48 1.21 $21.66 $45,050
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,030 0.57 1.42 $18.55 $38,580
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,340 0.53 1.32 $15.53 $32,290
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1,270 1.51 3.77 $13.98 $29,090
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,260 0.61 1.54 $21.87 $45,490
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,070 3.36 8.41 $19.05 $39,630
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,060 0.48 1.19 $16.64 $34,600
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 990 1.01 2.52 $19.45 $40,460
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 920 0.51 1.27 $16.65 $34,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 810 0.21 0.53 $20.22 $42,070




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)
Florence, SC 600 7.54 18.89 $15.61 $32,470
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,070 3.36 8.41 $19.05 $39,630
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 130 1.91 4.79 $12.09 $25,150
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1,270 1.51 3.77 $13.98 $29,090
Sioux Falls, SD 160 1.16 2.91 $15.20 $31,610
El Paso, TX 320 1.16 2.91 $14.43 $30,020
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 990 1.01 2.52 $19.45 $40,460
Jacksonville, FL 570 0.99 2.47 $19.83 $41,250
Dayton, OH 310 0.86 2.15 $18.67 $38,820
Missoula, MT 50 0.85 2.13 $17.09 $35,550




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 260 0.27 0.68 $22.33 $46,440
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 380 0.28 0.70 $22.14 $46,050
Boulder, CO (8) (8) (8) $21.99 $45,740
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,260 0.61 1.54 $21.87 $45,490
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,450 0.48 1.21 $21.66 $45,050
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 560 0.40 1.01 $21.64 $45,020
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 800 0.47 1.17 $21.23 $44,160
New Haven, CT 80 0.29 0.74 $21.14 $43,970
Worcester, MA-CT 80 0.34 0.85 $21.12 $43,930
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA (8) (8) (8) $21.10 $43,890

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)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.51 1.27 $14.44 $30,040
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 140 1.78 4.46 $13.25 $27,570
Hammond nonmetropolitan area 120 2.29 5.72 $13.36 $27,790
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 100 1.29 3.23 $11.18 $23,260
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.76 1.91 $12.94 $26,910

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 120 2.29 5.72 $13.36 $27,790
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 140 1.78 4.46 $13.25 $27,570
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 100 1.29 3.23 $11.18 $23,260
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.76 1.91 $12.94 $26,910
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 70 0.64 1.60 $8.93 $18,570

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)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 0.34 $19.68 $40,930
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 0.52 $19.23 $39,990
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.20 $39,950
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 0.71 $18.77 $39,040
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.33 0.83 $17.39 $36,170


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.

(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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