Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
29,600 3.8 % $22.89 $47,600 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.87 $16.51 $20.24 $25.63 $34.82
Annual Wage (2) $28,850 $34,340 $42,110 $53,300 $72,420


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 5,940 0.20 $21.90 $45,540
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 5,630 0.89 $19.82 $41,230
Depository Credit Intermediation 3,050 0.18 $24.92 $51,840
Junior Colleges 2,910 0.38 $23.43 $48,730
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 2,110 0.36 $28.18 $58,620

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 1,480 1.00 $21.45 $44,620
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 5,630 0.89 $19.82 $41,230
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 310 0.42 $21.96 $45,680
Junior Colleges 2,910 0.38 $23.43 $48,730
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 2,110 0.36 $28.18 $58,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automobile Dealers 80 0.01 $47.64 $99,080
Other Financial Investment Activities 580 0.14 $35.02 $72,840
Legal Services 50 (7) $31.66 $65,850
Insurance Carriers 140 0.01 $30.36 $63,140
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 2,110 0.36 $28.18 $58,620


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 0.28 1.26 $25.13 $52,270
Florida 2,990 0.39 1.78 $20.98 $43,640
Texas 2,950 0.26 1.20 $24.32 $50,580
Pennsylvania 1,790 0.32 1.45 $24.01 $49,940
New York 1,310 0.15 0.68 $27.92 $58,080




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 590 0.46 2.11 $16.06 $33,400
Rhode Island 210 0.45 2.04 $21.72 $45,170
Florida 2,990 0.39 1.78 $20.98 $43,640
Oregon 570 0.34 1.55 $22.91 $47,660
Massachusetts 1,130 0.34 1.56 $29.39 $61,140




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 1,130 0.34 1.56 $29.39 $61,140
District of Columbia 100 0.15 0.69 $29.17 $60,680
Colorado 270 0.11 0.52 $28.55 $59,370
New York 1,310 0.15 0.68 $27.92 $58,080
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $27.38 $56,950





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 1,020 0.25 1.15 $21.99 $45,750
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 930 0.42 1.90 $24.29 $50,520
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 930 0.51 2.32 $21.04 $43,760
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 760 0.14 0.65 $29.88 $62,150
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 750 0.26 1.21 $21.12 $43,930
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 750 0.42 1.91 $29.58 $61,530
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 690 0.37 1.69 $26.72 $55,570
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 670 0.58 2.67 $21.00 $43,670
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 580 0.39 1.79 $23.28 $48,430
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 550 0.51 2.31 $18.98 $39,470




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)
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 290 0.85 3.86 $18.86 $39,220
College Station-Bryan, TX 70 0.76 3.46 $20.76 $43,190
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 160 0.71 3.26 $16.03 $33,330
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 130 0.62 2.83 $12.54 $26,070
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 100 0.61 2.80 $24.02 $49,970
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 670 0.58 2.67 $21.00 $43,670
Salt Lake City, UT 390 0.58 2.66 $16.41 $34,130
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 30 0.56 2.55 $18.97 $39,450
Eugene-Springfield, OR 80 0.54 2.47 $22.37 $46,520
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 930 0.51 2.32 $21.04 $43,760




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)
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 410 0.31 1.41 $38.48 $80,030
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 170 0.13 0.59 $32.66 $67,940
Stockton, CA 40 0.21 0.94 $30.56 $63,570
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 760 0.14 0.65 $29.88 $62,150
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 750 0.42 1.91 $29.58 $61,530
York-Hanover, PA 40 0.23 1.07 $28.60 $59,490
Worcester, MA-CT 80 0.31 1.42 $28.28 $58,820
Lancaster, PA (8) (8) (8) $28.15 $58,560
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 40 0.33 1.52 $27.61 $57,430
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 160 0.28 1.29 $27.58 $57,370

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)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.35 1.60 $24.34 $50,630
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.52 2.37 $15.71 $32,680
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 70 0.32 1.47 $16.72 $34,780
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 1.57 $20.46 $42,550
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 1.29 $19.38 $40,320

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)
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.70 3.22 $23.88 $49,670
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.52 2.37 $15.71 $32,680
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.45 2.05 $19.52 $40,610
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 1.80 $19.05 $39,630
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 1.70 (8) (8)

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 80 0.35 1.60 $24.34 $50,630
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.70 3.22 $23.88 $49,670
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 0.93 $21.01 $43,710
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.26 $20.96 $43,590
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 1.57 $20.46 $42,550


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015