The salary statistics of credit counselors are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of credit counselors within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The credit counselors 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$29,780|
|25th Percentile Wage||$35,670|
|50th Percentile Wage||$44,710|
|75th Percentile Wage||$57,240|
|90th Percentile Wage||$76,190|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for credit counselors. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) credit counselors is $76,190. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,780. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 155% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of credit counselors from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of credit counselors in 12 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 counselors occupations is the retail trade sector with an annual salary $64,770. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $37,500).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Retail Trade|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
From the above tables we note that not only credit counselors 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 counselors in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $29,100 to $62,690. The highest paying state for credit counselors is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $62,690. The lowest paying state is Nebraska with a median annual salary of $29,100. For more salary information of credit counselors profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New York|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|South Dakota|| |