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 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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 $58,800. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $36,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,890. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 136% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks in 16 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 health care and social assistance sector with an annual salary $42,480. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $28,510).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
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 $24,280 to $46,050. The highest paying state for credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks is New York with a median annual salary of $46,050. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $24,280. 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|
|New York|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |