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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
Industry profile for Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
Geographic profile for Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents

National estimates for Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
440,300 1.3 % $ 46.41 $ 96,540 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.74 $ 22.08 $ 31.14 $ 55.78 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 36,910 $ 45,930 $ 64,770 $ 116,020 (5)


Industry profile for Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 196,520 9.68 $ 33.47 $ 69,610
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 176,050 18.68 $ 61.96 $ 128,880
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 26,370 4.56 $ 38.40 $ 79,870
Management of Companies and Enterprises 14,400 0.59 $ 50.79 $ 105,640
Insurance Carriers 8,060 0.67 $ 35.24 $ 73,290

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 176,050 18.68 $ 61.96 $ 128,880
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 196,520 9.68 $ 33.47 $ 69,610
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 26,370 4.56 $ 38.40 $ 79,870
Other Investment Pools and Funds 450 4.16 $ 55.28 $ 114,980
Insurance Carriers 8,060 0.67 $ 35.24 $ 73,290

Top paying industries for Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) (8) (8) $ 109.82 $ 228,420
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 770 0.16 $ 62.58 $ 130,160
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 176,050 18.68 $ 61.96 $ 128,880
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,700 0.11 $ 61.58 $ 128,080
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 50 (7) $ 58.81 $ 122,320


Geographic profile for Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 65,630 7.55 2.39 $ 77.13 $ 160,430
California 58,550 3.56 1.13 $ 40.68 $ 84,620
Texas 36,910 3.05 0.96 $ 43.34 $ 90,150
Florida 32,010 3.79 1.20 $ 37.33 $ 77,650
Illinois 22,800 4.05 1.28 $ 45.35 $ 94,340




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 65,630 7.55 2.39 $ 77.13 $ 160,430
New Jersey 16,680 4.41 1.39 $ 47.99 $ 99,810
Rhode Island 1,950 4.40 1.39 $ 44.62 $ 92,800
Colorado 11,150 4.32 1.37 $ 32.79 $ 68,200
Illinois 22,800 4.05 1.28 $ 45.35 $ 94,340




Top paying states for Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 65,630 7.55 2.39 $ 77.13 $ 160,430
Connecticut 5,360 3.48 1.10 $ 61.20 $ 127,300
District of Columbia 1,430 2.08 0.66 $ 54.56 $ 113,480
Massachusetts 11,310 3.38 1.07 $ 51.64 $ 107,400
Minnesota 8,530 3.15 0.99 $ 50.15 $ 104,300





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 72,100 8.16 2.58 $ 75.18 $ 156,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 22,890 3.93 1.24 $ 36.29 $ 75,480
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 20,360 4.67 1.47 $ 46.57 $ 96,860
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 14,800 4.13 1.30 $ 44.45 $ 92,460
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 13,550 5.40 1.71 $ 43.08 $ 89,600
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 11,580 4.97 1.57 $ 56.19 $ 116,880
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 10,800 4.01 1.27 $ 49.50 $ 102,950
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 10,430 4.01 1.27 $ 53.12 $ 110,480
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 10,070 3.39 1.07 $ 50.21 $ 104,430
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 8,560 3.25 1.03 $ 42.87 $ 89,170




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Trenton, NJ 2,460 10.69 3.38 (8) (8)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 72,100 8.16 2.58 $ 75.18 $ 156,380
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 2,960 7.87 2.48 $ 74.68 $ 155,340
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 7,340 6.06 1.92 $ 50.86 $ 105,790
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 7,890 5.41 1.71 $ 33.16 $ 68,980
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 13,550 5.40 1.71 $ 43.08 $ 89,600
The Villages, FL 160 5.22 1.65 $ 48.39 $ 100,650
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 260 5.13 1.62 $ 26.23 $ 54,560
Jacksonville, FL 3,450 5.05 1.59 $ 31.95 $ 66,460
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 11,580 4.97 1.57 $ 56.19 $ 116,880