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Occupational Employment Statistics


13-2071 Credit Counselors

Advise and educate individuals or organizations on acquiring and managing debt. May provide guidance in determining the best type of loan and explaining loan requirements or restrictions. May help develop debt management plans, advise on credit issues, or provide budget, mortgage, and bankruptcy counseling.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Southeast Minnesota 7015$27.41/hr$19.88/hr$24.29/hr$25.29/hr$31.35/hr$33.69/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial Activities140$29.45/hr
Professional and Business Services150$24.48/hr
Education and Health Services380$24.96/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 10$22.59/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 10$26.39/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 20$22.87/hr12.5%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 20$22.30/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$22.53/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 20$22.21/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 20$29.00/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 20$27.50/hr11.4%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 30$24.69/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 30$24.24/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 30$29.00/hr6.3%
Central Minnesota 40$22.43/hr4.8%
Southeast Minnesota 70$25.29/hr5.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 470$24.48/hr4.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 490$24.48/hrN/A
Minnesota 670$24.48/hr6.4%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 3,240$30.13/hr5.2%
Loan Officers 8,020$38.66/hr2.3%
Personal Financial Advisors 6,740$41.89/hr4.9%
Insurance Sales Agents 9,540$30.34/hr2.6%
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 8,560$36.33/hr6.7%
Insurance Underwriters 2,080$37.79/hr-5.5%
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents 1,090$33.14/hr-2.5%
Tax Preparers 1,430$30.00/hr1.7%
Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 460$31.83/hr-7.9%
New Accounts Clerks 1,380$21.75/hr-12.4%

  • Interview clients by telephone or in person to gather financial information.
  • Prioritize client debt repayment to avoid dire consequences, such as bankruptcy or foreclosure or to reduce overall costs, such as by paying high-interest or short-term loans first.
  • Explain services or policies to clients, such as debt management program rules, advantages and disadvantages of using services, or creditor concession policies.
  • Conduct research to help clients avoid repossessions or foreclosures or remove levies or wage garnishments.
  • Calculate clients' available monthly income to meet debt obligations.
  • Advise clients or respond to inquiries about financial matters in person or via phone, email, Web site, or Internet chat.
  • Assess clients' overall financial situations by reviewing income, assets, debts, expenses, credit reports, or other financial information.
  • Create debt management plans, spending plans, or budgets to assist clients to meet financial goals.
  • Maintain or update records of client account activity, including financial transactions, counseling session notes, correspondence, document images, or client inquiries.
  • Explain general financial topics to clients, such as credit report ratings, bankruptcy laws, consumer protection laws, wage attachments, or collection actions.