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Highest Paying Industries for Credit Counselors and Loan Officers

The top 100 highest paying industries for credit counselors and loan officers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $90,650, activities related to real estate is the highest paying industry for credit counselors and loan officers. It is followed by securities and commodity contracts intermediation and brokerage industry (average annual salary $87,680). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of credit counselors and loan officers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Credit Counselors and Loan Officers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Activities Related to Real Estate
$90,650
1,090
2 Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$87,680
2,410
3 Automobile Dealers
$83,510
11,140
4 Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$82,970
11,520
5 Retail Trade
$82,970
11,520
6 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$82,080
5,710
7 Other Financial Investment Activities
$77,090
3,300
8 Rental and Leasing Services
$75,880
50
9 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$74,710
2,220
10 Federal government, including USPS
$74,130
3,620
11 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$74,130
3,620
12 Real Estate
$73,880
2,140
13 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$71,820
4,480
14 Federal, State, and Local Government
$71,820
4,480
15 Other Motor Vehicle Dealers
$71,470
380
16 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$71,360
870
17 Lessors of Real Estate
$70,980
80
18 Land Subdivision
$67,940
60
19 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$67,940
60
20 Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$67,420
1,020
21 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$67,120
30
22 Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$66,590
1,070
23 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$66,370
17,040
24 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$66,360
770
25 Information
$66,160
780
26 Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$62,950
32,130
27 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$62,800
150
28 Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers
$62,320
n/a
29 Depository Credit Intermediation
$61,280
134,130
30 Grantmaking and Giving Services
$60,940
180
31 Finance and Insurance
$60,930
266,650
32 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$60,670
256,500
33 Employment Services
$59,200
1,180
34 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$59,020
4,370
35 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$58,920
90,240
36 Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$58,550
80,180
37 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$58,250
n/a
38 Insurance Carriers
$57,840
3,300
39 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$57,290
8,870
40 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$56,750
560
41 Construction
$55,560
220
42 Wholesale Trade
$54,950
120
43 Legal Services
$53,790
1,360
44 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$53,740
50
45 Residential Building Construction
$53,700
160
46 Construction of Buildings
$53,700
160
47 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$53,010
290
48 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$52,920
90
49 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$52,740
600
50 Administrative and Support Services
$52,100
2,570
51 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$52,100
2,570
52 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$52,050
670
53 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$52,030
40
54 Scheduled Air Transportation
$50,800
290
55 Air Transportation
$50,800
290
56 Transportation and Warehousing
$50,800
290
57 Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$49,770
40
58 Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$49,750
n/a
59 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$49,620
100
60 Outpatient Care Centers
$49,290
30
61 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$48,800
60
62 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$48,800
60
63 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$48,330
200
64 Business Support Services
$48,250
1,050
65 Educational Services - Local government owned
$47,900
2,010
66 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$47,700
2,890
67 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$47,620
1,930
68 Other Insurance Related Activities
$46,310
40
69 Social Advocacy Organizations
$46,210
260
70 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$45,720
2,960
71 Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$45,510
330
72 Office Administrative Services
$44,830
330
73 Telephone Call Centers
$44,200
590
74 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$43,890
4,540
75 Junior colleges - Privately owned
$43,480
760
76 Educational Services
$43,280
11,640
77 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$43,170
6,270
78 Social Assistance
$43,060
n/a
79 Educational Services - Privately owned
$42,960
7,610
80 Other Schools and Instruction
$42,280
60
81 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$42,100
9,080
82 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$42,000
60
83 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$41,910
n/a
84 Offices of Physicians
$41,790
n/a
85 State government, including schools and hospitals
$41,650
2,350
86 Technical and Trade Schools
$41,520
1,510
87 Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$41,490
1,460
88 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$41,390
40
89 Hospitals - State government owned
$41,390
40
90 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$41,080
330
91 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$41,080
330
92 Junior colleges - State government owned
$41,070
280
93 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$40,770
1,720
94 Educational Services - State government owned
$40,700
2,020
95 Health Care and Social Assistance
$40,120
2,870
96 Individual and Family Services
$39,230
350
97 Hospitals - Privately owned
$39,180
1,390
98 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$39,020
1,320
99 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$38,820
5,670
100 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$38,510
1,740