Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
354,460 1.3 % $30.58 $63,610 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.51 $16.46 $23.18 $35.29 $56.65
Annual Wage (2) $26,030 $34,230 $48,210 $73,390 $117,830


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 250,230 26.82 $30.49 $63,410
Insurance Carriers 87,740 7.47 $31.17 $64,830
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,290 0.11 $33.69 $70,070
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 2,060 1.06 $24.26 $50,460
Depository Credit Intermediation 1,940 0.11 $27.83 $57,890

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 250,230 26.82 $30.49 $63,410
Insurance Carriers 87,740 7.47 $31.17 $64,830
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 250 2.83 $27.85 $57,930
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 2,060 1.06 $24.26 $50,460
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 910 0.15 $29.67 $61,720

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 400 0.09 $50.30 $104,620
Outpatient Care Centers 320 0.05 $44.78 $93,140
Local Government (OES Designation) 80 (7) $35.25 $73,310
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 170 0.02 $33.73 $70,150
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 190 0.07 $33.70 $70,100


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)
California 32,530 2.21 0.83 $35.58 $74,010
Texas 29,970 2.75 1.03 $27.54 $57,280
Florida 25,770 3.46 1.29 $31.57 $65,660
New York 21,520 2.49 0.93 $36.44 $75,800
Illinois 17,900 3.14 1.17 $35.46 $73,760




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 1,920 4.77 1.78 $27.88 $57,980
Iowa 5,810 3.90 1.46 $25.42 $52,880
Montana 1,610 3.66 1.37 $24.93 $51,860
Colorado 8,360 3.64 1.36 $26.93 $56,020
Nebraska 3,290 3.55 1.33 $25.50 $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 1,130 2.48 0.93 $42.63 $88,670
Massachusetts 6,470 1.99 0.74 $38.44 $79,950
New York 21,520 2.49 0.93 $36.44 $75,800
California 32,530 2.21 0.83 $35.58 $74,010
Illinois 17,900 3.14 1.17 $35.46 $73,760





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 11,780 3.18 1.19 $36.04 $74,950
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 11,720 2.24 0.84 $38.63 $80,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,920 2.24 0.84 $31.71 $65,960
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,350 3.42 1.28 $30.59 $63,630
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 7,000 3.80 1.42 $39.59 $82,350
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 6,210 2.25 0.84 $28.90 $60,110
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 5,550 2.40 0.90 $35.15 $73,110
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 4,920 3.98 1.49 $38.49 $80,060
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 4,880 5.49 2.05 $25.90 $53,880
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 4,350 3.39 1.27 $29.12 $60,570