Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
27,710 2.9 % $21.62 $44,960 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.35 $16.00 $19.37 $24.30 $32.30
Annual Wage (2) $27,770 $33,280 $40,280 $50,540 $67,180


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)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,780 0.20 $21.17 $44,040
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 4,840 0.78 $19.24 $40,030
Depository Credit Intermediation 2,810 0.16 $23.36 $48,600
Junior Colleges 2,760 0.36 $23.18 $48,220
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 1,880 0.32 $26.02 $54,120

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 1,500 1.01 $20.68 $43,020
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 4,840 0.78 $19.24 $40,030
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 370 0.50 $21.37 $44,460
Junior Colleges 2,760 0.36 $23.18 $48,220
Educational Support Services 470 0.32 $17.99 $37,420

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 40 (7) $29.96 $62,310
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 40 0.01 $29.68 $61,730
Other Financial Investment Activities 250 0.06 $29.06 $60,440
Employment Services 90 (7) $27.33 $56,840
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities (8) (8) $26.12 $54,340


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 3,790 0.26 1.23 $24.42 $50,800
Florida 3,190 0.43 2.05 $20.53 $42,710
Texas 3,040 0.28 1.33 $22.15 $46,060
Pennsylvania 1,550 0.28 1.32 $21.38 $44,470
Ohio 1,260 0.24 1.17 $20.27 $42,150




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)
Utah 700 0.56 2.68 $14.44 $30,030
Arizona 1,210 0.49 2.34 $19.60 $40,770
Florida 3,190 0.43 2.05 $20.53 $42,710
Rhode Island 180 0.40 1.91 $20.50 $42,630
Oklahoma 600 0.38 1.84 $21.11 $43,900




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 60 0.10 0.45 $29.83 $62,040
Massachusetts 920 0.28 1.36 $27.35 $56,900
New York 1,200 0.14 0.67 $26.31 $54,720
Wisconsin 370 0.14 0.66 $25.07 $52,150
Maryland 370 0.14 0.69 $24.85 $51,690





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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,120 0.63 3.01 $19.50 $40,570
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 980 0.45 2.17 $23.75 $49,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 830 0.21 1.00 $22.92 $47,670
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 690 0.13 0.63 $27.63 $57,470
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 640 0.23 1.11 $20.96 $43,590
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 620 0.42 2.03 $23.50 $48,890
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 570 0.33 1.57 $25.97 $54,020
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 570 0.31 1.48 $23.86 $49,620
Salt Lake City, UT 490 0.77 3.67 $14.29 $29,720
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 490 0.47 2.27 $20.40 $42,440




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)
College Station-Bryan, TX 90 0.91 4.33 $19.93 $41,450
Bowling Green, KY 50 0.79 3.77 $16.80 $34,950
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 120 0.78 3.72 $22.04 $45,850
Salt Lake City, UT 490 0.77 3.67 $14.29 $29,720
Jacksonville, FL 430 0.72 3.47 $19.66 $40,900
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 470 0.64 3.06 $20.27 $42,160
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,120 0.63 3.01 $19.50 $40,570
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 130 0.60 2.89 $16.08 $33,440
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 120 0.59 2.82 $12.64 $26,290
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 30 0.50 2.40 $17.35 $36,080




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)
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA (8) (8) (8) $33.01 $68,660
Stockton, CA 40 0.18 0.85 $31.55 $65,620
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 110 0.19 0.93 $31.37 $65,260
Appleton, WI (8) (8) (8) $30.51 $63,460
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 690 0.13 0.63 $27.63 $57,470
Tulsa, OK 100 0.25 1.19 $26.99 $56,150
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 130 0.16 0.76 $26.65 $55,430
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 250 0.28 1.34 $26.24 $54,570
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 570 0.33 1.57 $25.97 $54,020
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 50 0.41 1.97 $25.95 $53,980

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 70 0.45 2.17 $18.37 $38,200
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.30 1.43 $21.05 $43,780
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 1.44 $17.01 $35,380
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.32 1.52 $21.56 $44,850
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 1.70 $19.27 $40,080

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)
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.75 3.60 $22.40 $46,590
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 0.45 2.17 $18.37 $38,200
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 1.78 $17.19 $35,750
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 1.70 $19.27 $40,080
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.32 1.52 $21.56 $44,850

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)
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.75 3.60 $22.40 $46,590
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.32 1.52 $21.56 $44,850
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 1.03 $21.34 $44,400
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.30 1.43 $21.05 $43,780
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 0.91 $19.45 $40,450


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.

(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 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