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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,080
25th Percentile Wage
$40,170
50th Percentile Wage
$49,330
75th Percentile Wage
$60,350
90th Percentile Wage
$80,700

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 $80,700. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,080.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.39
25th Percentile Wage
$19.30
50th Percentile Wage
$23.72
75th Percentile Wage
$29.01
90th Percentile Wage
$38.79

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for credit counselors in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $38.79. The median hourly salary is $23.72. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.39.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of credit counselors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201649,3301.09%11.66%
201548,7906.01%-
201445,8602.12%-
201344,8902.92%-
201243,580--

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 $39,580 to $57,270. The highest paying area for credit counselors in California is Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura with a median annual salary of $57,270. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Stockton (mean annual salary $54,960). The lowest paying area is Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine with a median annual salary of $39,580.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$57,270
Stockton
$54,960
Visalia-Porterville
$54,890
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$52,510
Vallejo-Fairfield
$51,110
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$50,000
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$48,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$48,400
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$48,200
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$46,950
Fresno
$46,810
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$46,660
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$46,650
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$45,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$43,130
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$39,580


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