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Credit Analyst

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Credit Analyst reviews credit history and researches other records to determine if loans should be approved or credit extended to individuals or businesses. Prepares reports for banks, credit agencies and credit card companies.

Job Outlook

There were 171 Credit Analyst job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 6722 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Credit Analyst / Authorizer industry, which includes the Credit Analyst career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Credit Analyst jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $78,758.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $92,748.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Credit Analyst postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $61,616.

Education and Experience

Posted Credit Analyst jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree6.34%
Bachelor's Degree71.39%
Master's Degree8.75%
Doctoral Degree1.38%
Other9.58%

Posted Credit Analyst jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years51.63%
3 to 5 years38.71%
6 to 8 years6.16%
9+ years3.5%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Credit Analyst positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Management (39.97%)
  • Communication (35.72%)
  • Customer Service (29.44%)
  • Detail Oriented (27.16%)
  • Microsoft Excel (26.55%)
  • Writing (24.93%)
  • Research (21.93%)
  • Sales (21.41%)
  • Microsoft Office (21.08%)
  • Analytical Skills (18.4%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Credit Risk (23.42%)
  • Accounting (57.63%)
  • Underwriting (37.64%)
  • Financial Statements (46.07%)
  • Finance (58.42%)
  • Financial Analysis (35.5%)
  • Loans (56.22%)
  • Credit Analysis (34.24%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Banking (8.78%)
  • Commercial Real Estate (8%)
  • Commercial Lending (20.13%)
  • Billing (3.4%)
  • Accounts Receivable (14.19%)
  • Financial Statement Analysis (8.15%)
  • Auditing (11.63%)
  • Reconciliation (3.12%)
  • Credit Management (11.82%)
  • Commercial Banking (8.8%)
  • Credit Reports (14.92%)
  • Corporate Finance (8.61%)
  • Financial Data (8.76%)
  • Financial Services (8.08%)
  • Economics (15.54%)
  • Due Diligence (7.68%)
  • Loan Origination (12.81%)
  • Risk Management (9.41%)
  • Covenants (10.89%)
  • Portfolio Management (11.19%)
  • Marketing (5.29%)
  • Risk Analysis (10.64%)
  • Tax Returns (13.08%)
  • Sales Prospecting (7.47%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Loan Structuring (5.68%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Finance (100%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Credit Analyst skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Commercial Credit Analyst
  • Team Manager
  • SBA Credit Analyst
  • Credit Union Examiner
  • Consumer Credit Analyst
  • First-Year Representative
  • Transfer Credit Evaluator
  • Credit Review Analyst
  • Wholesale Credit Analyst

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Credit Analyst jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • GPAC (311)
  • Uline (199)
  • US Bank (141)
  • Citigroup (70)
  • Robert Half (70)
  • SitusAMC (68)
  • United States Government (63)
  • Ryder (52)
  • Aston Carter (43)
  • First Horizon Bank (41)

North Carolina

  • US Bank (8)
  • Bank of America (8)
  • First Horizon Bank (6)
  • Fifth Third Bank (5)
  • Regions Financial (5)
  • Carter Bank & Trust (4)
  • Robert Half (4)
  • Volvo (3)
  • Pentair (3)
  • General Motors (3)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!