All About Credit Authorizers
Career Description Authorize credit charges against customers’ accounts.
What Do Credit Authorizers Do On a Daily Basis?
- File sales slips in customers’ ledgers for billing purposes.
- Mail charge statements to customers.
- Receive charge slips or credit applications by mail, or receive information from salespeople or merchants by telephone.
- Evaluate customers’ computerized credit records and payment histories to decide whether to approve new credit, based on predetermined standards.
- Prepare credit cards or charge account plates.
- Keep records of customers’ charges and payments.
Credit Authorizer Needed Skills
These are the skills Credit Authorizers say are the most useful in their careers:
Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Writing: Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Judgment and Decision Making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Related Job Titles for this Occupation:
- Credit Analyst
- Credit Risk Review Officer
- Charge Authorizer
- Credit Adjuster
Is There Job Demand for Credit Authorizers?
In the United States, there were 38,500 jobs for Credit Authorizer in 2016. There is little to no growth in job opportunities for Credit Authorizer. There will be an estimated 3,700 positions for Credit Authorizer per year.
The states with the most job growth for Credit Authorizer are Utah, Florida, and Washington. Watch out if you plan on working in West Virginia, New Mexico, or Pennsylvania. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.
Credit Authorizer Average Salary
The average yearly salary of a Credit Authorizer ranges between $26,540 and $59,270.
Credit Authorizers who work in Minnesota, New York, or Massachusetts, make the highest salaries.
Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Credit Authorizers in different U.S. states.
|State||Annual Mean Salary|
What Tools & Technology do Credit Authorizers Use?
Although they’re not necessarily needed for all jobs, the following technologies are used by many Credit Authorizers:
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Office
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Microsoft Outlook
- Data entry software
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Financial accounting software
Becoming a Credit Authorizer
Education needed to be a Credit Authorizer:
How many years of work experience do I need?
Where do Credit Authorizers Work?
The table below shows the approximate number of Credit Authorizers employed by various industries.
Image Credit: Dave Dugdale via Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic
More about our data sources and methodologies.
|Request Info||Southern New Hampshire University You have goals. Southern New Hampshire University can help you get there. Whether you need a bachelor's degree to get into a career or want a master's degree to move up in your current career, SNHU has an online program for you. Find your degree from over 200 online programs. Learn More >|