Salary for Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks

Also known as:  Charge Authorizer, Commercial Credit Reviewer, Credit Authorizer, Credit Charge Authorizer, Credit Checker, Credit Investigator, Credit Processor, Credit Rating Checker, Credit Reference Clerk, Credit Report Checker helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our talent cluster and get scouted today!

Credit Authorizers, Checkers and Clerks are responsible for authorizing credit charges against a customer's account. To do this they must investigate history and the credit of the person wishing to establish credit to determine their worthiness of the credit. Credit authorizers, Checkers and Clerks can work in banks, employment service companies and other institutions in which credit is necessary for an individual to obtain a product or service. Although a high school diploma is all that is required for the position, some employers prefer those who have additional training and education.

A Credit Authorizer, Checkers, or Clerk can earn an average compensation somewhere between 24000 and 36000 depending on the level of seniority. Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks will most likely earn an average pay level of Thirty Four Thousand Six Hundred dollars per annum.

Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks can get the best pay in Massachusetts, where they can earn wages of about $43640. People in this career group are paid at the highest level in Public Administration, where they receive wages of $57310.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 9.64 percent nationwide in that time.


Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
Transportation and Warehousing
Health Care and Social Assistance
Wholesale Trade

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Accommodation and Food Services
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Retail Trade
Educational Services