Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
27,640 2.7 % $21.00 $43,670 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.28 $15.82 $18.95 $23.79 $31.26
Annual Wage (2) $27,620 $32,910 $39,420 $49,480 $65,020


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 5,610 0.19 $20.70 $43,050
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 4,420 0.73 $18.79 $39,090
Junior Colleges 2,630 0.34 $22.30 $46,390
Depository Credit Intermediation 2,490 0.14 $23.13 $48,110
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 2,320 0.41 $23.44 $48,750

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 1,530 0.99 $19.71 $41,000
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 4,420 0.73 $18.79 $39,090
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 440 0.57 $20.13 $41,870
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 2,320 0.41 $23.44 $48,750
Junior Colleges 2,630 0.34 $22.30 $46,390

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations (8) (8) $31.76 $66,060
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 40 0.01 $30.47 $63,380
Other Financial Investment Activities 390 0.11 $29.53 $61,410
Automobile Dealers 60 0.01 $26.66 $55,450
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 210 0.02 $25.80 $53,670


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 4,020 0.28 1.32 $21.91 $45,560
Florida 3,160 0.43 2.05 $20.62 $42,880
Texas 2,620 0.25 1.17 $22.07 $45,900
New York 1,340 0.16 0.74 $24.98 $51,950
Ohio 1,200 0.24 1.11 $19.94 $41,470




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)
Rhode Island 210 0.46 2.15 $18.93 $39,370
Florida 3,160 0.43 2.05 $20.62 $42,880
Oklahoma 570 0.37 1.76 $19.20 $39,940
Arizona 850 0.35 1.66 $18.36 $38,190
Oregon 540 0.34 1.58 $20.28 $42,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 500 0.20 0.94 $30.59 $63,630
District of Columbia 40 0.06 0.29 $29.82 $62,030
Connecticut 190 0.12 0.56 $27.37 $56,940
New York 1,340 0.16 0.74 $24.98 $51,950
Montana 70 0.16 0.78 $23.86 $49,620





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 870 0.17 0.79 $25.68 $53,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 800 0.21 0.97 $22.03 $45,820
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 760 0.44 2.08 $18.14 $37,720
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 600 0.29 1.34 $27.52 $57,240
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 550 0.39 1.83 $20.99 $43,670
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 540 0.20 0.96 $17.54 $36,490
Jacksonville, FL 530 0.92 4.33 $20.97 $43,610
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 510 0.48 2.25 $21.31 $44,330
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 510 0.71 3.33 $19.60 $40,760
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 480 0.21 1.00 $19.13 $39,790




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)
Great Falls, MT 30 0.97 4.58 $19.49 $40,540
Jacksonville, FL 530 0.92 4.33 $20.97 $43,610
College Station-Bryan, TX 80 0.81 3.83 $18.34 $38,150
Janesville, WI 50 0.77 3.64 $18.33 $38,120
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 510 0.71 3.33 $19.60 $40,760
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 350 0.70 3.29 $19.55 $40,670
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 100 0.64 3.02 $22.56 $46,930
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 190 0.59 2.78 $18.45 $38,370
Ann Arbor, MI 110 0.57 2.68 (8) (8)
Manchester, NH 60 0.55 2.59 $21.74 $45,220




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)
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 160 0.29 1.36 $38.50 $80,090
New Haven, CT 50 0.19 0.92 $30.40 $63,220
Baltimore-Towson, MD 240 0.19 0.90 $29.24 $60,820
Wilmington, NC 30 0.25 1.19 $28.29 $58,840
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 600 0.29 1.34 $27.52 $57,240
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 230 0.10 0.45 $26.79 $55,720
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 870 0.17 0.79 $25.68 $53,420
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 310 0.36 1.72 $25.13 $52,280
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 270 0.07 0.34 $25.11 $52,230
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 130 0.11 0.50 $24.82 $51,620

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)
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 100 0.62 2.93 $15.47 $32,180
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.50 2.34 $20.47 $42,580
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.36 1.69 $18.69 $38,880
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.32 1.51 $21.32 $44,350
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 0.93 $16.38 $34,070

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)
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 100 0.62 2.93 $15.47 $32,180
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.51 2.43 $23.34 $48,550
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.50 2.34 $20.47 $42,580
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.36 1.69 $18.69 $38,880
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.32 1.51 $21.32 $44,350

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 40 0.16 0.76 $24.02 $49,950
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.51 2.43 $23.34 $48,550
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.32 1.51 $21.32 $44,350
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.08 0.38 $20.64 $42,930
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.50 2.34 $20.47 $42,580


About May 2012 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.

(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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013