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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,890
25th Percentile Wage
$29,650
50th Percentile Wage
$36,930
75th Percentile Wage
$47,100
90th Percentile Wage
$58,800

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201636,9304.47%9.02%
201535,2802.07%-
201434,5502.87%-
201333,560-0.12%-
201233,600--

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

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
$42,480
Information
$41,890
Manufacturing
$40,560
Wholesale Trade
$39,780
Transportation and Warehousing
$38,860
Federal, State, and Local Government
$38,540
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$38,250
Utilities
$37,460
Finance and Insurance
$36,820
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$35,220
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$33,630
Educational Services
$33,390
Retail Trade
$31,820
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$31,650
Accommodation and Food Services
$30,720
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$28,510

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 $24,280 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
$46,050
Colorado
$44,160
Massachusetts
$43,870
Washington
$42,920
Oregon
$42,680
Delaware
$42,540
Minnesota
$42,490
Illinois
$41,870
California
$41,540
Alaska
$41,360
Wisconsin
$41,360
Connecticut
$40,940
New Jersey
$40,130
Idaho
$40,120
Rhode Island
$39,800
Hawaii
$39,070
Kansas
$38,590
North Carolina
$38,530
Tennessee
$37,540
Nebraska
$36,780
Texas
$36,720
North Dakota
$36,710
Kentucky
$36,670
New Hampshire
$36,340
Michigan
$36,110
Pennsylvania
$36,070
Utah
$35,970
Virginia
$35,830
Maine
$35,160
Florida
$34,950
Missouri
$34,870
Ohio
$34,800
Arizona
$34,770
Alabama
$34,370
Indiana
$33,860
Nevada
$33,640
South Carolina
$33,580
Maryland
$31,420
Iowa
$31,380
West Virginia
$31,350
Georgia
$31,180
Oklahoma
$30,920
Montana
$30,870
South Dakota
$30,470
Arkansas
$30,000
Vermont
$29,910
Mississippi
$27,630
New Mexico
$27,620
Louisiana
$25,330
Puerto Rico
$24,280



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