Salary for Credit Analysts

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Also known as:  Chief Credit Analyst, Credit Analyst, Credit Assessment Analyst, Credit Risk Analyst, Factorer helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

When choosing whether or not to extend credit or loans to individuals, businesses or organizations, credit companies and banks employ the expertise of credit analysts. The role of a credit analyst is to investigate and analyze the credit history of consumers and institutions and to determine their credit-worthiness based on their findings. Additionally, credit analysts may review delinquent accounts to determine which should be sent to collections. In some cases, they may help determine payment plans, as dictated by financial resources that are available to account holders. Individuals in this profession generally have some college education.

A Credit Analyst will normally get an average wage ranging between $44,250 and $146,690 based on tenure and industry expertise. will most likely receive an average wage of eigthy-six thousand one hundred and seventy dollars each year.

can receive the best pay in New York, where they can receive an average salary rate of near $125,900. People with this job title are paid most highly in Finance and Insurance, where they can earn average pay scales of $88,430.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 56.10 percent nationwide in that time.


Credit Analysts tend to make the most in the following industries:

Finance and Insurance
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
Transportation and Warehousing
Accommodation and Food Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
Public Administration