Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents

Sell life, property, casualty, health, automotive, or other types of insurance. May refer clients to independent brokers, work as an independent broker, or be employed by an insurance company.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
318,800 1.1 % $30.06 $62,520 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.47 $16.02 $22.48 $34.43 $55.45
Annual Wage (2) $25,940 $33,330 $46,770 $71,620 $115,340


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 228,920 26.24 $30.25 $62,910
Insurance Carriers 74,570 6.27 $29.85 $62,090
Management of Companies and Enterprises 3,170 0.17 (8) (8)
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 1,910 1.03 $27.48 $57,150
Depository Credit Intermediation 1,290 0.08 $25.73 $53,510

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 228,920 26.24 $30.25 $62,910
Insurance Carriers 74,570 6.27 $29.85 $62,090
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 760 1.74 $33.02 $68,690
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 1,910 1.03 $27.48 $57,150
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 870 0.19 $30.84 $64,150

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 760 1.74 $33.02 $68,690
Outpatient Care Centers 340 0.06 $32.92 $68,470
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 830 0.15 $32.09 $66,750
Automobile Dealers 120 0.01 $31.27 $65,050
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 870 0.19 $30.84 $64,150


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 30,860 4.34 1.73 $29.49 $61,330
Texas 25,160 2.49 0.99 $27.52 $57,240
California 22,690 1.62 0.65 $37.46 $77,920
New York 18,260 2.19 0.87 $36.96 $76,880
Illinois 15,320 2.77 1.11 $31.21 $64,910




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 30,860 4.34 1.73 $29.49 $61,330
South Dakota 1,510 3.91 1.56 $22.61 $47,030
Missouri 9,030 3.49 1.39 $26.55 $55,220
Iowa 4,920 3.42 1.37 $24.36 $50,670
Louisiana 6,050 3.30 1.32 $25.51 $53,050




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 1,080 2.42 0.97 $39.25 $81,650
Massachusetts 6,460 2.07 0.83 $37.55 $78,090
California 22,690 1.62 0.65 $37.46 $77,920
New York 18,260 2.19 0.87 $36.96 $76,880
North Dakota 1,010 2.83 1.13 $36.60 $76,130

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 10,630 3.00 1.20 $32.91 $68,440
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,040 1.82 0.72 $39.75 $82,680
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,280 3.64 1.45 $28.27 $58,810
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 5,980 3.32 1.32 $42.36 $88,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,790 1.52 0.61 $31.23 $64,950
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 5,510 2.50 1.00 $35.93 $74,740
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,310 2.12 0.85 $31.95 $66,460
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 5,200 4.76 1.90 $28.31 $58,870
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,080 3.02 1.20 $24.06 $50,040
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 4,830 4.01 1.60 $37.51 $78,010




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Macon, GA 620 6.90 2.75 $17.28 $35,930
Jacksonville, FL 3,560 6.25 2.49 $25.13 $52,280
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 4,150 6.02 2.40 $30.83 $64,120
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 1,150 5.87 2.34 $21.70 $45,130
Lynchburg, VA 520 5.28 2.10 $17.93 $37,300
Sioux Falls, SD 680 5.15 2.05 $25.52 $53,090
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 990 5.11 2.04 $24.58 $51,120
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 2,480 5.00 1.99 $42.81 $89,050
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 5,200 4.76 1.90 $28.31 $58,870
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 2,540 4.65 1.86 $26.76 $55,660