Salary for Credit Counselors

Also known as:  Credit Counselor, Debt Management Counselor, Financial Assistance Advisor, Loan Counselor helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our talent cluster and get scouted today!

When individuals and institutions are overburdened by debt, credit counseling provides an option for resolving their financial situation. Credit counselors assist their clients in establishing payment plans, consolidating debt with a loan or loans, creating budgets, and negotiating with creditors on behalf of their clients in order to reduce debt or interest rates, or increase the allotted payment time. Individuals in this profession may work on a contractual basis, and may be bound by the rules of debt management programs for which they work. They may also be responsible for educating clients regarding the rules and policies of their employers.

A Credit Counselor earns salaries somewhere between $32,160 and $74,410 depending on tenure and industry expertise. can earn an average wage of fourty-nine thousand nine hundred and fourty dollars per year.

obtain the most salary in District of Columbia, which has wages of close to about $70,530. People working these jobs can make the highest salaries in Retail Trade, which has a compensation of $90,470.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 29.29 percent nationwide in that time.


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

Retail Trade
Wholesale Trade
Public Administration
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Finance and Insurance
Educational Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Management of Companies and Enterprises