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Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerk Salary Information

The salary statistics of credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerk Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,450
25th Percentile Wage
$30,250
50th Percentile Wage
$37,290
75th Percentile Wage
$47,160
90th Percentile Wage
$59,110

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks is $59,110. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $37,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,450. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 132% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$37,290
0.97% 9.90%
2016
$36,930
4.47% -
2015
$35,280
2.07% -
2014
$34,550
2.87% -
2013
$33,560
-0.12% -
2012
$33,600
- -

Table 2. Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerk Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks in 18 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $54,250. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $28,860).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$54,250
Educational Services
$44,260
Utilities
$43,320
Information
$43,090
Construction
$41,520
Manufacturing
$41,400
Wholesale Trade
$40,100
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$39,440
Health Care and Social Assistance
$38,910
Finance and Insurance
$37,800
Transportation and Warehousing
$36,210
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$35,370
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$35,020
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$34,960
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$33,370
Accommodation and Food Services
$32,540
Retail Trade
$31,430
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$28,860

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks by States

From the above tables we note that not only credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $24,910 to $48,960. The highest paying state for credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks is Montana with a median annual salary of $48,960. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $24,910. For more salary information of credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Montana
$48,960
New York
$46,170
Minnesota
$44,400
Oregon
$44,400
Massachusetts
$43,890
Illinois
$42,640
Colorado
$42,510
Wisconsin
$42,070
Rhode Island
$41,950
Hawaii
$41,450
Alaska
$41,360
New Jersey
$40,680
Delaware
$40,600
Idaho
$40,480
Kansas
$39,800
California
$39,410
Michigan
$38,590
Indiana
$38,490
Washington
$38,370
Arizona
$38,200
Tennessee
$37,940
Texas
$37,850
Kentucky
$37,710
North Dakota
$37,700
Maine
$36,970
Virginia
$36,620
New Hampshire
$36,550
Ohio
$36,480
Utah
$36,400
Pennsylvania
$36,260
Connecticut
$36,230
North Carolina
$36,000
Nebraska
$35,940
Missouri
$34,990
South Carolina
$34,170
Maryland
$34,090
Nevada
$33,070
West Virginia
$32,580
Florida
$32,060
South Dakota
$31,420
Alabama
$31,380
Arkansas
$30,770
Georgia
$30,640
Oklahoma
$30,620
Vermont
$29,910
Mississippi
$29,560
New Mexico
$28,310
Iowa
$26,790
Louisiana
$25,210
Puerto Rico
$24,910



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