Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents

Buy and sell securities or commodities in investment and trading firms, or provide financial services to businesses and individuals. May advise customers about stocks, bonds, mutual funds, commodities, and market conditions.


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)
307,020 1.3 % $47.50 $98,810 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.44 $20.16 $34.64 $63.48 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $32,120 $41,940 $72,060 $132,040 (5)


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)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 136,350 29.47 $55.75 $115,960
Depository Credit Intermediation 84,040 4.91 $30.23 $62,890
Other Financial Investment Activities 35,670 10.40 $61.98 $128,910
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 17,990 3.20 $39.27 $81,670
Management of Companies and Enterprises 7,590 0.40 $48.56 $101,000

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 136,350 29.47 $55.75 $115,960
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 1,110 15.46 $57.80 $120,220
Other Financial Investment Activities 35,670 10.40 $61.98 $128,910
Other Investment Pools and Funds 3,520 8.98 $52.27 $108,720
Depository Credit Intermediation 84,040 4.91 $30.23 $62,890

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $87.51 $182,020
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,140 0.11 $71.72 $149,180
Other Financial Investment Activities 35,670 10.40 $61.98 $128,910
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 80 0.02 $59.54 $123,850
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 530 0.06 $58.28 $121,230


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)
New York 50,410 5.98 2.50 $65.24 $135,700
California 33,840 2.41 1.01 $48.48 $100,830
Texas 27,400 2.66 1.11 $43.99 $91,490
Illinois 20,430 3.67 1.53 $50.79 $105,640
Florida 17,650 2.47 1.03 $41.22 $85,730




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)
New York 50,410 5.98 2.50 $65.24 $135,700
Connecticut 7,450 4.63 1.93 $76.90 $159,950
Delaware 1,720 4.27 1.78 $50.53 $105,100
New Jersey 15,390 4.08 1.71 $47.82 $99,460
Illinois 20,430 3.67 1.53 $50.79 $105,640




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 7,450 4.63 1.93 $76.90 $159,950
New York 50,410 5.98 2.50 $65.24 $135,700
South Dakota 290 0.74 0.31 $60.58 $126,010
District of Columbia 850 1.31 0.55 $53.12 $110,480
Massachusetts 8,790 2.79 1.16 $52.73 $109,680





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 50,120 9.90 4.14 $65.80 $136,860
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 17,610 4.91 2.05 $52.34 $108,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,450 2.47 1.03 $54.44 $113,240
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 8,860 3.47 1.45 $53.76 $111,820
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 7,800 4.66 1.95 $53.69 $111,680
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,690 3.76 1.57 $43.61 $90,710
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6,550 3.82 1.60 $47.39 $98,570
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 6,100 3.59 1.50 $30.00 $62,400
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 6,080 3.35 1.40 $48.11 $100,070
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 5,840 14.25 5.95 $82.31 $171,200




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)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 5,840 14.25 5.95 $82.31 $171,200
Owensboro, KY 500 10.52 4.40 $13.86 $28,820
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 50,120 9.90 4.14 $65.80 $136,860
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 5,820 6.06 2.53 $65.31 $135,850
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,650 5.19 2.17 $51.29 $106,680
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 17,610 4.91 2.05 $52.34 $108,870
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 7,800 4.66 1.95 $53.69 $111,680
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 940 4.32 1.81 $44.80 $93,180
Monroe, LA 310 4.22 1.76 $37.01 $76,980
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 3,910 4.12 1.72 $51.82 $107,780