Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors

Locate and notify customers of delinquent accounts by mail, telephone, or personal visit to solicit payment. Duties include receiving payment and posting amount to customer's account; preparing statements to credit department if customer fails to respond; initiating repossession proceedings or service disconnection; and keeping records of collection and status of accounts.


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)
399,950 1.2 % $15.91 $33,100 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.25 $12.35 $15.05 $18.40 $22.68
Annual Wage (2) $21,320 $25,690 $31,310 $38,260 $47,180


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)
Business Support Services 105,100 12.70 $14.18 $29,490
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 45,720 8.11 $16.17 $33,630
Offices of Physicians 32,490 1.41 $16.14 $33,580
Depository Credit Intermediation 24,160 1.41 $16.30 $33,900
Management of Companies and Enterprises 19,080 1.00 $17.24 $35,860

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Support Services 105,100 12.70 $14.18 $29,490
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 45,720 8.11 $16.17 $33,630
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 12,260 4.68 $15.68 $32,620
Office Administrative Services 7,330 1.86 $16.49 $34,310
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 14,950 1.77 $16.55 $34,430

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 110 0.04 $22.56 $46,930
Scientific Research and Development Services 290 0.05 $22.37 $46,530
Rail Transportation 90 0.04 $22.35 $46,480
Natural Gas Distribution 890 0.82 $22.16 $46,090
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 260 0.06 $21.78 $45,300


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 41,500 2.96 0.94 $18.50 $38,490
Texas 35,330 3.50 1.11 $15.30 $31,820
Florida 32,020 4.51 1.43 $15.27 $31,760
New York 24,140 2.89 0.92 $17.50 $36,390
Ohio 17,700 3.60 1.14 $14.61 $30,400




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)
South Dakota 4,610 11.89 3.78 $13.73 $28,550
Arizona 13,260 5.60 1.78 $16.10 $33,480
South Carolina 9,040 5.18 1.65 $14.25 $29,640
Kansas 6,540 5.01 1.59 $13.52 $28,130
Tennessee 12,440 4.84 1.54 $14.51 $30,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 710 1.12 0.36 $19.66 $40,890
Connecticut 4,320 2.70 0.86 $18.91 $39,330
Alaska 680 2.20 0.70 $18.91 $39,330
Massachusetts 5,640 1.81 0.58 $18.84 $39,190
California 41,500 2.96 0.94 $18.50 $38,490

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 13,840 3.62 1.15 $18.47 $38,430
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 12,540 6.27 1.99 $16.09 $33,460
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 10,610 6.30 2.00 $16.20 $33,700
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 10,440 2.95 0.94 $17.05 $35,470
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,900 1.99 0.63 $19.63 $40,840
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 9,730 4.42 1.41 $15.65 $32,550
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 7,190 2.88 0.92 $15.55 $32,340
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 6,830 6.25 1.99 $15.03 $31,270
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 6,680 3.70 1.18 $17.93 $37,290
Kansas City, MO-KS 6,500 6.82 2.17 $14.06 $29,250




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)
Sioux Falls, SD 2,440 18.45 5.86 $14.22 $29,570
Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL 650 13.82 4.39 $9.53 $19,830
Pueblo, CO 690 12.47 3.96 $8.93 $18,580
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 5,390 10.24 3.26 $15.69 $32,630
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 2,820 10.23 3.25 $13.76 $28,620
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 2,140 10.00 3.18 $11.57 $24,070
Jackson, TN 550 9.79 3.11 $12.82 $26,670
San Angelo, TX 410 9.70 3.08 $12.96 $26,950
Jacksonville, FL 5,170 9.09 2.89 $15.01 $31,220
Sherman-Denison, TX 360 8.82 2.80 $10.29 $21,400