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Working as a Credit Clerk

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a credit clerk. For example, did you know that they make an average of $16.05 an hour? That's $33,387 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow -4% and produce -65,800 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Credit Clerk Do

There are certain skills that many credit clerks have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed math skills, integrity and computer skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a credit clerk, we found that a lot of resumes listed 7.6% of credit clerks included credit information, while 7.0% of resumes included credit department, and 6.5% of resumes included loan applications. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the credit clerk job title. But what industry to start with? Most credit clerks actually find jobs in the retail and finance industries.

How To Become a Credit Clerk

If you're interested in becoming a credit clerk, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 31.2% of credit clerks have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 4.2% of credit clerks have master's degrees. Even though some credit clerks have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a credit clerk. When we researched the most common majors for a credit clerk, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or high school diploma degrees. Other degrees that we often see on credit clerk resumes include associate degree degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a credit clerk. In fact, many credit clerk jobs require experience in a role such as customer service representative. Meanwhile, many credit clerks also have previous career experience in roles such as cashier or administrative assistant.

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Average Salary$33,387
Job Growth Rate-4%

Credit Clerk Jobs

Credit Clerk Career Paths

Top Careers Before Credit Clerk

Cashier
13.4 %

Top Careers After Credit Clerk

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Average Salary for a Credit Clerk

Credit Clerks in America make an average salary of $33,387 per year or $16 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $40,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $27,000 per year.
Average Salary
$33,387

Best Paying Cities

City
Average Salary
Atlantic City, NJ
Salary Range32k - 49k$40k$39,977
San Ramon, CA
Salary Range33k - 45k$39k$39,231
Rochester, NY
Salary Range29k - 42k$35k$35,252
Lubbock, TX
Salary Range27k - 39k$33k$33,385
Lake Charles, LA
Salary Range25k - 37k$30k$30,490
Philadelphia, PA
Salary Range24k - 37k$30k$30,406
$22k
$49k

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Credit Clerk
Credit Clerk
Robert Half
Robert Half
11/18/2020
11/18/2020
$38,00011/18/2020
$38,000
Credit Clerk
Credit Clerk
Robert Half
Robert Half
11/17/2020
11/17/2020
$32,72411/17/2020
$32,724
Credit Clerk
Credit Clerk
Robert Half
Robert Half
10/25/2020
10/25/2020
$37,56610/25/2020
$37,566
Credit Clerk
Credit Clerk
Robert Half
Robert Half
10/23/2020
10/23/2020
$35,47910/23/2020
$35,479
Credit Clerk
Credit Clerk
Robert Half
Robert Half
10/16/2020
10/16/2020
$31,30510/16/2020
$31,305
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Credit Clerk Demographics

Gender

female

79.5 %

male

16.3 %

unknown

4.2 %

Ethnicity

White

70.3 %

Hispanic or Latino

13.9 %

Black or African American

7.3 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

72.7 %

German

6.1 %

Portuguese

3.0 %
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Credit Clerk Education

Majors

Business
30.9 %

Degrees

Bachelors

31.2 %

High School Diploma

26.5 %

Associate

18.7 %

Top Colleges for Credit Clerks

1. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

2. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

In-State Tuition
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

3. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

In-State Tuition
$56,225
Enrollment
19,548

4. SUNY at Binghamton

Vestal, NY

In-State Tuition
$9,808
Enrollment
13,990

5. Villanova University

Villanova, PA

In-State Tuition
$53,308
Enrollment
6,819

6. San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

In-State Tuition
$7,488
Enrollment
30,018

7. Bentley University

Waltham, MA

In-State Tuition
$49,880
Enrollment
4,177

8. SUNY Farmingdale

Farmingdale, NY

In-State Tuition
$8,306
Enrollment
9,394

9. Boston University

Boston, MA

In-State Tuition
$53,948
Enrollment
17,238

10. SUNY Stony Brook

Stony Brook, NY

In-State Tuition
$9,625
Enrollment
17,407
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Top Skills For a Credit Clerk

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 7.6% of credit clerks listed credit information on their resume, but soft skills such as math skills and integrity are important as well.

  • Credit Reports, 15.1%
  • Customer Service, 8.8%
  • Data Entry, 8.8%
  • Bank Information, 8.0%
  • Customer Accounts, 4.7%
  • Other Skills, 54.6%
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Best States For a Credit Clerk

Some places are better than others when it comes to starting a career as a credit clerk. The best states for people in this position are Alaska, Delaware, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. Credit clerks make the most in Alaska with an average salary of $44,070. Whereas in Delaware and New Jersey, they would average $41,812 and $40,514, respectively. While credit clerks would only make an average of $39,194 in Massachusetts, you would still make more there than in the rest of the country. We determined these as the best states based on job availability and pay. By finding the median salary, cost of living, and using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Location Quotient, we narrowed down our list of states to these four.

1. New Jersey

Total Credit Clerk Jobs:
326
Highest 10% Earn:
$60,000
Location Quotient:
2.07
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

2. Connecticut

Total Credit Clerk Jobs:
79
Highest 10% Earn:
$55,000
Location Quotient:
1.22
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

3. Delaware

Total Credit Clerk Jobs:
17
Highest 10% Earn:
$62,000
Location Quotient:
1.02
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
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Top Credit Clerk Employers

1. Robert Half International
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$45,832
Credit Clerks Hired: 
52+
2. Kimbrell's Furniture
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$39,219
Credit Clerks Hired: 
49+
3. Western Dental Services
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$42,950
Credit Clerks Hired: 
20+
4. Conn's
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$35,160
Credit Clerks Hired: 
18+
5. Caesars Entertainment
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$32,601
Credit Clerks Hired: 
16+
6. General Motors
4.9
Avg. Salary: 
$62,849
Credit Clerks Hired: 
16+

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Updated October 2, 2020