Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
321,780 1.0 % $30.28 $62,970 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.46 $16.27 $22.81 $34.85 $55.43
Annual Wage (2) $25,910 $33,850 $47,450 $72,490 $115,300


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 231,940 26.47 $30.24 $62,900
Insurance Carriers 76,380 6.57 $30.85 $64,170
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 2,430 1.29 $25.82 $53,700
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,300 0.12 $27.57 $57,350
Depository Credit Intermediation 1,340 0.08 $25.94 $53,960

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 231,940 26.47 $30.24 $62,900
Insurance Carriers 76,380 6.57 $30.85 $64,170
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 770 1.76 $35.75 $74,350
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 2,430 1.29 $25.82 $53,700
Office Administrative Services 560 0.14 $29.81 $62,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 330 0.05 $40.63 $84,500
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 520 0.11 $40.23 $83,670
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 770 1.76 $35.75 $74,350
Other Financial Investment Activities 450 0.13 $32.75 $68,130
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 120 0.05 $32.65 $67,910


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 26,940 3.77 1.50 $28.57 $59,420
Texas 26,490 2.57 1.02 $27.80 $57,820
California 23,890 1.70 0.68 $36.12 $75,140
New York 18,580 2.20 0.88 $36.01 $74,890
Illinois 16,290 2.92 1.16 $31.35 $65,210




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)
South Dakota 1,620 4.12 1.64 $25.56 $53,160
Florida 26,940 3.77 1.50 $28.57 $59,420
Louisiana 6,660 3.62 1.44 $25.91 $53,900
Iowa 5,040 3.48 1.39 $24.27 $50,490
Missouri 8,840 3.41 1.36 $29.18 $60,690




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 1,200 2.67 1.06 $39.16 $81,460
Massachusetts 6,530 2.07 0.82 $38.67 $80,420
Pennsylvania 15,430 2.78 1.11 $37.07 $77,120
California 23,890 1.70 0.68 $36.12 $75,140
New York 18,580 2.20 0.88 $36.01 $74,890





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-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 11,140 3.11 1.24 $32.17 $66,920
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,350 1.65 0.66 $42.05 $87,460
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,730 3.78 1.51 $30.35 $63,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,490 1.70 0.68 $32.38 $67,340
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 6,440 3.55 1.41 $44.35 $92,240
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 5,870 2.63 1.05 $35.31 $73,450
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,350 2.10 0.84 $30.22 $62,860
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 5,250 4.34 1.73 $34.08 $70,890
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 5,130 3.02 1.20 $26.08 $54,240
St. Louis, MO-IL 4,780 3.76 1.50 $28.42 $59,110