Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
46,320 3.1 % $17.66 $36,730 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.75 $13.48 $16.61 $21.05 $26.02
Annual Wage (2) $24,440 $28,050 $34,550 $43,770 $54,110


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 13,260 2.26 $16.17 $33,630
Depository Credit Intermediation 7,710 0.46 $18.53 $38,540
Management of Companies and Enterprises 3,860 0.17 $18.21 $37,870
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 3,310 1.15 $17.63 $36,680
Business Support Services 2,780 0.31 $17.90 $37,230

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 13,260 2.26 $16.17 $33,630
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 3,310 1.15 $17.63 $36,680
Depository Credit Intermediation 7,710 0.46 $18.53 $38,540
Business Support Services 2,780 0.31 $17.90 $37,230
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 250 0.25 $20.44 $42,520

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 170 0.15 $23.81 $49,530
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 130 0.03 $22.78 $47,370
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 320 0.05 $22.54 $46,880
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 50 (7) $22.26 $46,300
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers 140 0.11 $21.65 $45,040


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 6,460 0.58 1.68 $16.11 $33,510
Ohio 4,420 0.85 2.48 $17.40 $36,200
California 3,600 0.24 0.70 $21.01 $43,710
Florida 3,590 0.47 1.37 $18.12 $37,680
Virginia 2,230 0.61 1.78 $14.78 $30,740




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 1,220 1.11 3.24 $13.45 $27,970
Louisiana 1,670 0.87 2.55 $13.20 $27,460
Ohio 4,420 0.85 2.48 $17.40 $36,200
Maine 410 0.70 2.05 $21.80 $45,350
Iowa 990 0.66 1.92 (8) (8)




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 250 0.15 0.44 $22.22 $46,210
Washington 490 0.17 0.49 $21.97 $45,690
Colorado 480 0.20 0.59 $21.84 $45,430
Maine 410 0.70 2.05 $21.80 $45,350
Massachusetts 430 0.13 0.38 $21.38 $44,480





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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,800 0.63 1.85 $15.77 $32,800
Richmond, VA 1,690 2.75 8.01 $14.43 $30,020
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,470 0.27 0.79 $21.42 $44,550
Columbus, OH 1,400 1.44 4.21 $15.70 $32,650
Jacksonville, FL 1,290 2.14 6.24 $18.08 $37,610
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.56 1.62 $18.34 $38,150
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,150 0.31 0.90 $18.76 $39,030
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,130 0.76 2.22 $23.52 $48,910
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,080 0.59 1.73 $20.06 $41,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,060 0.26 0.76 $20.82 $43,310




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)
Richmond, VA 1,690 2.75 8.01 $14.43 $30,020
Jacksonville, FL 1,290 2.14 6.24 $18.08 $37,610
Columbus, OH 1,400 1.44 4.21 $15.70 $32,650
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 90 1.22 3.55 $13.25 $27,560
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 160 1.20 3.51 $14.06 $29,240
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 110 1.15 3.35 $11.62 $24,180
Jackson, MS 270 1.09 3.19 $15.43 $32,090
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 970 1.07 3.11 $15.74 $32,750
Bismarck, ND 70 1.02 2.99 $20.48 $42,590
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 340 0.99 2.89 $17.73 $36,880




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)
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 90 0.15 0.44 $24.53 $51,020
Columbus, GA-AL 50 0.40 1.18 $24.24 $50,410
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 40 0.20 0.59 $24.16 $50,260
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 290 0.19 0.57 $24.02 $49,960
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,130 0.76 2.22 $23.52 $48,910
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 280 0.21 0.61 $23.49 $48,870
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL (8) (8) (8) $22.63 $47,060
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 230 0.13 0.38 $22.32 $46,430
Fresno, CA 30 0.10 0.30 $22.07 $45,910
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,470 0.27 0.79 $21.42 $44,550

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 350 1.62 4.73 $12.75 $26,520
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 140 1.09 3.19 $12.89 $26,800
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 130 1.24 3.61 $13.74 $28,580
Hammond nonmetropolitan area 110 2.13 6.20 $11.13 $23,140
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 110 1.14 3.32 $11.58 $24,090

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 110 2.13 6.20 $11.13 $23,140
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 350 1.62 4.73 $12.75 $26,520
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 130 1.24 3.61 $13.74 $28,580
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 110 1.14 3.32 $11.58 $24,090
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 140 1.09 3.19 $12.89 $26,800

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 Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 0.57 $19.42 $40,400
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 0.56 $17.93 $37,300
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.41 1.20 $17.64 $36,700
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 0.38 $17.62 $36,660
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.66 1.94 $17.28 $35,930


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