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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
410,050 1.1 % $32.59 $67,780 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.46 $17.56 $24.49 $37.24 $60.33
Annual Wage (2) $28,000 $36,520 $50,940 $77,460 $125,500


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 313,890 26.50 $31.81 $66,170
Insurance Carriers 79,570 6.64 $35.79 $74,430
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,300 0.09 $38.30 $79,670
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 1,790 0.09 $36.86 $76,670
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 1,440 0.67 $26.82 $55,790

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 313,890 26.50 $31.81 $66,170
Insurance Carriers 79,570 6.64 $35.79 $74,430
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 160 2.54 $38.52 $80,130
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 1,440 0.67 $26.82 $55,790
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 1,420 0.15 $34.13 $70,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 40 0.01 $41.82 $86,980
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 130 0.01 $40.13 $83,480
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 160 2.54 $38.52 $80,130
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,300 0.09 $38.30 $79,670
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 1,790 0.09 $36.86 $76,670


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 41,900 2.41 0.86 $36.23 $75,360
Florida 33,580 3.82 1.37 $29.51 $61,390
Texas 33,290 2.68 0.96 $33.05 $68,740
New York 22,400 2.35 0.84 $40.08 $83,360
Illinois 17,060 2.83 1.01 $32.61 $67,830




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)
Iowa 6,980 4.50 1.61 $32.09 $66,750
South Dakota 1,890 4.45 1.59 $33.15 $68,950
Nebraska 4,030 4.11 1.47 $36.47 $75,850
North Dakota 1,700 4.02 1.44 $33.33 $69,330
Florida 33,580 3.82 1.37 $29.51 $61,390




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 7,190 1.99 0.71 $41.50 $86,330
District of Columbia 500 0.69 0.25 $40.25 $83,710
New York 22,400 2.35 0.84 $40.08 $83,360
Wisconsin 8,380 2.92 1.05 $36.74 $76,410
Minnesota 8,090 2.81 1.01 $36.66 $76,260





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 22,940 2.38 0.85 $39.86 $82,910
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 15,670 2.51 0.90 $30.17 $62,750
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 12,940 2.77 0.99 $34.08 $70,880
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 11,150 3.05 1.09 $42.95 $89,330
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 10,620 4.02 1.44 $29.97 $62,340
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 9,070 3.30 1.18 $29.24 $60,830
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 8,620 3.00 1.07 $36.63 $76,180
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 7,320 5.48 1.96 $31.24 $64,970
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 6,240 2.04 0.73 $29.91 $62,220
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,060 1.91 0.68 $30.86 $64,190