Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
318,970 1.3 % $17.60 $36,600 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.02 $13.33 $16.56 $20.57 $25.74
Annual Wage (2) $22,920 $27,730 $34,440 $42,780 $53,540


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 86,530 9.59 $15.91 $33,090
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 33,350 5.63 $18.04 $37,520
Management of Companies and Enterprises 18,700 0.83 $18.17 $37,800
Offices of Physicians 18,050 0.72 $17.73 $36,880
Depository Credit Intermediation 17,450 1.06 $18.31 $38,090

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 86,530 9.59 $15.91 $33,090
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 33,350 5.63 $18.04 $37,520
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 8,100 2.79 $17.41 $36,220
Office Administrative Services 8,950 1.94 $17.92 $37,270
Consumer Goods Rental 2,280 1.44 $14.80 $30,790

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 590 0.53 $25.97 $54,020
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing (8) (8) $25.47 $52,980
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 540 0.40 $23.72 $49,350
Specialized Design Services 50 0.04 $23.57 $49,020
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage (8) (8) $23.54 $48,960


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 38,360 2.48 1.07 $20.19 $41,990
Texas 30,870 2.67 1.15 $17.39 $36,170
Florida 20,930 2.64 1.14 $16.26 $33,810
New York 18,630 2.07 0.90 $18.65 $38,790
Ohio 14,690 2.78 1.20 $16.45 $34,210



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 3,660 8.86 3.83 $15.10 $31,410
Arizona 9,310 3.60 1.56 $16.68 $34,700
Georgia 14,650 3.57 1.54 $17.32 $36,020
Utah 4,710 3.56 1.54 $14.83 $30,850
Kansas 4,630 3.38 1.46 $15.81 $32,890



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 260 0.39 0.17 $28.93 $60,170
Connecticut 2,990 1.80 0.78 $21.17 $44,040
Massachusetts 5,830 1.72 0.74 $21.05 $43,790
California 38,360 2.48 1.07 $20.19 $41,990
Alaska 400 1.23 0.53 $20.19 $41,990




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 13,410 3.27 1.41 $19.85 $41,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 10,430 4.20 1.82 $18.12 $37,690
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 8,770 2.45 1.06 $19.15 $39,820
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,240 1.27 0.55 $20.52 $42,680
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 8,040 3.45 1.49 $20.51 $42,650
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 7,240 2.47 1.07 $16.64 $34,610
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 7,220 3.85 1.66 $17.30 $35,980
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 4,910 3.22 1.39 $20.31 $42,250
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,720 2.51 1.09 $18.76 $39,030
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 4,630 8.51 3.68 $16.29 $33,890