Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
41,880 4.6 % $18.23 $37,920 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.67 $13.71 $16.96 $21.80 $27.61
Annual Wage (2) $24,280 $28,510 $35,280 $45,350 $57,420


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)
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 12,950 2.19 $17.14 $35,650
Depository Credit Intermediation 6,020 0.37 $19.62 $40,810
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 3,560 1.22 $17.96 $37,360
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,320 0.10 $18.55 $38,580
Business Support Services 2,280 0.25 $18.20 $37,850

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 12,950 2.19 $17.14 $35,650
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 3,560 1.22 $17.96 $37,360
Depository Credit Intermediation 6,020 0.37 $19.62 $40,810
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 270 0.26 $19.32 $40,180
Business Support Services 2,280 0.25 $18.20 $37,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing 40 0.03 $22.67 $47,150
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 100 0.03 $22.40 $46,590
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.04 $22.10 $45,980
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 160 0.04 $21.88 $45,510
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 300 0.09 $21.81 $45,360


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 5,520 0.48 1.57 $17.00 $35,350
Virginia 3,400 0.92 3.04 $17.21 $35,800
California 3,050 0.20 0.65 $22.32 $46,420
Florida 2,820 0.36 1.17 $17.59 $36,580
Ohio 1,990 0.38 1.24 $17.01 $35,370




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)
Virginia 3,400 0.92 3.04 $17.21 $35,800
Mississippi 900 0.81 2.68 $13.90 $28,910
Louisiana 1,540 0.80 2.62 $12.97 $26,990
Iowa 1,000 0.65 2.16 $17.01 $35,380
South Dakota 220 0.54 1.77 $14.67 $30,520




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 430 0.14 0.47 $23.64 $49,170
Colorado 560 0.23 0.75 $23.59 $49,060
California 3,050 0.20 0.65 $22.32 $46,420
Oregon 350 0.20 0.67 $21.20 $44,090
New York 1,850 0.21 0.68 $21.00 $43,690





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 1,630 0.25 0.83 $20.91 $43,500
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,550 0.67 2.19 $18.04 $37,520
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,110 0.38 1.24 $17.91 $37,240
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,090 0.58 1.92 $20.08 $41,760
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 990 0.81 2.68 $17.29 $35,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 900 0.22 0.72 $23.34 $48,540
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 730 0.65 2.14 (8) (8)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 720 0.38 1.26 $19.28 $40,110
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 710 0.47 1.54 $23.99 $49,890
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 690 0.73 2.39 $16.25 $33,790




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)
Hammond, LA 90 2.20 7.26 $10.88 $22,620
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 130 1.37 4.52 $11.91 $24,760
Wilmington, NC 160 1.32 4.36 $21.64 $45,000
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 430 1.09 3.60 $20.50 $42,650
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 310 0.90 2.96 $18.24 $37,940
Abilene, TX 60 0.88 2.89 $13.72 $28,540
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 990 0.81 2.68 $17.29 $35,970
Springfield, MO 150 0.78 2.56 $17.61 $36,630
East Stroudsburg, PA 40 0.77 2.53 $15.11 $31,420
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 110 0.75 2.48 $19.62 $40,810




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 50 0.41 1.35 $24.81 $51,610
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 310 0.22 0.74 $24.59 $51,140
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 710 0.47 1.54 $23.99 $49,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 900 0.22 0.72 $23.34 $48,540
Fresno, CA 40 0.11 0.36 $22.97 $47,770
Raleigh, NC 140 0.24 0.80 $22.60 $47,000
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.21 0.71 $22.40 $46,600
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.18 0.60 $22.12 $46,010
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 50 0.16 0.53 $22.00 $45,750
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 200 0.18 0.60 $21.97 $45,700

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 180 0.79 2.60 $11.88 $24,710
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 160 2.41 7.94 $13.52 $28,130
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 140 0.91 2.99 $13.61 $28,320
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 140 1.40 4.61 $13.72 $28,530
Northwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.48 4.86 $12.17 $25,300

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)
Washington Parish Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 40 3.88 12.78 $12.41 $25,810
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 160 2.41 7.94 $13.52 $28,130
Northwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.48 4.86 $12.17 $25,300
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 140 1.40 4.61 $13.72 $28,530
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 70 1.00 3.30 $14.31 $29,770

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)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.98 $45,720
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 0.42 $20.09 $41,780
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.55 $18.79 $39,090
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 0.59 $18.58 $38,650
Big Thicket Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.27 $38,010


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.

(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