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Credit Counselor Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for credit counselors in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of credit counselors among California areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Credit Counselors in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,880
25th Percentile Wage
$41,410
50th Percentile Wage
$49,550
75th Percentile Wage
$61,490
90th Percentile Wage
$85,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for credit counselors in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $85,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,880.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of credit counselors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$49,550
0.44% 12.05%
2016
$49,330
1.09% -
2015
$48,790
6.01% -
2014
$45,860
2.12% -
2013
$44,890
2.92% -
2012
$43,580
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Credit Counselors in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of credit counselors in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of credit counselors in state of California ranges from $37,420 to $55,900. The highest paying area for credit counselors in California is Stockton with a median annual salary of $55,900. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Salinas (mean annual salary $55,210). The lowest paying area is Santa Rosa-Petaluma with a median annual salary of $37,420.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Stockton
$55,900
Salinas
$55,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$52,550
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$52,410
Vallejo-Fairfield
$52,210
Modesto
$51,590
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$49,870
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$49,040
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$48,970
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$48,830
Fresno
$48,160
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$48,030
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$47,370
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$47,040
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$46,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$43,130
Visalia-Porterville
$42,990
Napa
$42,910
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$39,580
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$37,420




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