Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
30,510 3.5 % $23.70 $49,310 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.58 $17.12 $21.08 $26.60 $35.82
Annual Wage (2) $30,320 $35,610 $43,840 $55,340 $74,500


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 6,690 0.22 $22.80 $47,430
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 4,980 0.76 $20.54 $42,730
Depository Credit Intermediation 3,070 0.19 $25.78 $53,610
Junior Colleges 3,000 0.40 $24.04 $50,000
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 2,240 0.38 $27.78 $57,780

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 1,310 0.92 $21.77 $45,280
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 4,980 0.76 $20.54 $42,730
Junior Colleges 3,000 0.40 $24.04 $50,000
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 2,240 0.38 $27.78 $57,780
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 1,020 0.35 $24.66 $51,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automobile Dealers 120 0.01 $54.15 $112,620
Other Financial Investment Activities 620 0.14 $32.86 $68,360
Legal Services 40 (7) $31.87 $66,280
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 2,240 0.38 $27.78 $57,780
Elementary and Secondary Schools 90 (7) $27.51 $57,220


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 4,180 0.27 1.22 $27.18 $56,530
Texas 3,220 0.28 1.26 $22.73 $47,270
Florida 3,040 0.38 1.73 $20.58 $42,810
Pennsylvania 1,880 0.33 1.49 $24.95 $51,890
New York 1,750 0.20 0.88 $26.46 $55,040




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)
Utah 570 0.43 1.95 $16.40 $34,100
Massachusetts 1,360 0.40 1.81 $31.73 $66,010
New Hampshire 240 0.38 1.70 $23.70 $49,290
Florida 3,040 0.38 1.73 $20.58 $42,810
Rhode Island 160 0.33 1.51 $26.55 $55,210




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 1,360 0.40 1.81 $31.73 $66,010
Colorado 230 0.09 0.42 $31.32 $65,150
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $27.98 $58,190
Wisconsin 220 0.08 0.35 $27.87 $57,970
District of Columbia 90 0.14 0.61 $27.27 $56,720





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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,300 0.20 0.91 $27.52 $57,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,100 0.27 1.21 $24.73 $51,440
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 940 0.50 2.26 $23.23 $48,330
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 880 0.50 2.27 $31.24 $64,990
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 860 0.37 1.67 $20.80 $43,250
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 830 0.28 1.28 $22.20 $46,180
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 730 0.63 2.83 $21.02 $43,710
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 560 0.37 1.66 $29.07 $60,460
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 500 0.37 1.68 $34.49 $71,730
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 480 0.25 1.15 $23.18 $48,220




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)
Owensboro, KY 120 2.55 11.52 $18.00 $37,440
Morgantown, WV 60 0.95 4.30 $17.29 $35,960
College Station-Bryan, TX 70 0.71 3.20 $23.00 $47,840
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 160 0.69 3.13 $16.32 $33,950
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 730 0.63 2.83 $21.02 $43,710
Leominster-Gardner, MA 30 0.61 2.77 $22.01 $45,790
Salt Lake City, UT 350 0.53 2.40 $15.57 $32,380
Eugene, OR 80 0.53 2.41 $19.28 $40,100
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 880 0.50 2.27 $31.24 $64,990
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 940 0.50 2.26 $23.23 $48,330




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)
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 140 0.10 0.47 $37.61 $78,220
Stockton-Lodi, CA 40 0.19 0.88 $34.56 $71,890
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 500 0.37 1.68 $34.49 $71,730
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 310 0.30 1.37 $33.17 $68,990
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 180 0.32 1.43 $31.86 $66,270
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 880 0.50 2.27 $31.24 $64,990
East Stroudsburg, PA (8) (8) (8) $29.70 $61,780
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 560 0.37 1.66 $29.07 $60,460
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 40 0.13 0.58 $28.96 $60,230
York-Hanover, PA 40 0.20 0.91 $28.60 $59,500

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)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.26 1.18 $17.88 $37,180
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 1.58 $16.92 $35,190
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 1.24 $19.10 $39,740
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 1.28 $18.53 $38,540
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 40 0.13 0.60 $22.02 $45,790

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)
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.51 2.29 $24.96 $51,910
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 1.88 (8) (8)
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 1.58 $16.92 $35,190
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 1.56 $20.15 $41,920
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 1.39 $18.47 $38,430

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 New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.51 2.29 $24.96 $51,910
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $24.35 $50,640
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 40 0.13 0.60 $22.02 $45,790
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.28 $42,180
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 1.56 $20.15 $41,920


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016