Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
50,240 3.0 % $17.15 $35,660 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.52 $13.22 $16.13 $20.32 $24.95
Annual Wage (2) $23,960 $27,490 $33,560 $42,270 $51,900


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 13,360 2.25 $15.80 $32,870
Depository Credit Intermediation 9,750 0.57 $17.06 $35,490
Management of Companies and Enterprises 4,220 0.20 $18.35 $38,170
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 3,330 1.18 $16.79 $34,910
Business Support Services 2,510 0.29 $17.66 $36,740

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 13,360 2.25 $15.80 $32,870
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 3,330 1.18 $16.79 $34,910
Depository Credit Intermediation 9,750 0.57 $17.06 $35,490
Business Support Services 2,510 0.29 $17.66 $36,740
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 210 0.22 $19.23 $40,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 120 0.11 $25.83 $53,720
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers 130 0.11 $21.80 $45,350
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 70 0.04 $21.44 $44,590
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 230 0.12 $21.06 $43,810
Automobile Dealers 560 0.05 $20.76 $43,170


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 8,150 0.75 1.97 $15.15 $31,510
Florida 3,490 0.47 1.24 $17.55 $36,490
California 3,420 0.23 0.61 $20.82 $43,310
New York 2,480 0.29 0.76 $21.40 $44,500
Virginia 2,320 0.64 1.69 $14.75 $30,680




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)
Mississippi 1,290 1.19 3.14 $12.91 $26,840
Louisiana 1,760 0.93 2.47 $13.40 $27,880
South Dakota 370 0.92 2.44 $13.58 $28,250
Texas 8,150 0.75 1.97 $15.15 $31,510
Virginia 2,320 0.64 1.69 $14.75 $30,680




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 500 0.15 0.40 $22.18 $46,140
Connecticut 290 0.18 0.47 $21.51 $44,730
New York 2,480 0.29 0.76 $21.40 $44,500
California 3,420 0.23 0.61 $20.82 $43,310
Hawaii 60 0.09 0.25 $20.25 $42,110





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)
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 2,620 2.95 7.78 $14.75 $30,670
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,060 0.75 1.97 $14.97 $31,130
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,880 0.36 0.94 $22.24 $46,250
Columbus, OH 1,660 1.77 4.67 $15.33 $31,880
Richmond, VA 1,580 2.61 6.90 $14.32 $29,780
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,480 0.40 1.05 $18.63 $38,750
Jacksonville, FL 1,470 2.50 6.61 $17.94 $37,320
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,440 0.81 2.14 $17.94 $37,310
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,110 1.09 2.89 $17.20 $35,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.26 0.68 $20.88 $43,420




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 580 7.15 18.86 $15.94 $33,150
Monroe, LA 490 6.59 17.40 $14.01 $29,140
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 2,620 2.95 7.78 $14.75 $30,670
Richmond, VA 1,580 2.61 6.90 $14.32 $29,780
Jacksonville, FL 1,470 2.50 6.61 $17.94 $37,320
Columbus, OH 1,660 1.77 4.67 $15.33 $31,880
Alexandria, LA 100 1.73 4.58 $12.46 $25,920
Sioux Falls, SD 220 1.58 4.16 $13.97 $29,050
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 160 1.58 4.16 $15.99 $33,250
Jackson, MS 340 1.38 3.65 $13.50 $28,080




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)
Columbus, GA-AL 40 0.37 0.98 $24.26 $50,460
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 300 0.17 0.45 $23.64 $49,160
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 100 0.17 0.46 $23.56 $49,010
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 930 0.64 1.69 $23.11 $48,070
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,880 0.36 0.94 $22.24 $46,250
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 90 0.08 0.22 $22.17 $46,120
Honolulu, HI 40 0.09 0.24 $21.82 $45,400
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 90 0.11 0.29 $21.78 $45,300
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 460 0.26 0.68 $21.76 $45,260
New Haven, CT 30 0.12 0.31 $21.46 $44,630

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 320 1.48 3.90 $12.94 $26,920
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 190 0.97 2.57 $22.02 $45,810
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 180 1.73 4.56 $12.09 $25,140
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 150 1.13 2.99 $11.24 $23,370
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 100 1.08 2.85 $13.51 $28,110

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)
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 180 1.73 4.56 $12.09 $25,140
Hammond nonmetropolitan area 80 1.63 4.31 $12.51 $26,020
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 320 1.48 3.90 $12.94 $26,920
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 150 1.13 2.99 $11.24 $23,370
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 100 1.08 2.85 $13.51 $28,110

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 190 0.97 2.57 $22.02 $45,810
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 0.81 $19.11 $39,740
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.46 $18.37 $38,200
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 0.42 $16.94 $35,240
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.22 0.57 $16.93 $35,210


About May 2013 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.

(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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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