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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
426,870 1.2 % $ 44.84 $ 93,260 0.8 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.26 $ 23.12 $ 30.25 $ 55.88 $ 98.77
Annual Wage (2) $ 37,970 $ 48,100 $ 62,910 $ 116,240 $ 205,440


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) 211,740 10.58 $ 33.77 $ 70,250
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 151,990 15.85 $ 60.52 $ 125,880
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 26,100 4.20 $ 38.76 $ 80,630
Management of Companies and Enterprises 13,730 0.54 $ 47.74 $ 99,310
Insurance Carriers 6,100 0.51 $ 36.64 $ 76,210

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 151,990 15.85 $ 60.52 $ 125,880
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 211,740 10.58 $ 33.77 $ 70,250
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 26,100 4.20 $ 38.76 $ 80,630
Other Investment Pools and Funds 370 2.95 $ 60.00 $ 124,800
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 70 0.84 $ 60.20 $ 125,220

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)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 790 0.17 $ 81.22 $ 168,940
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 72.68 $ 151,170
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 90 0.02 $ 66.72 $ 138,770
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,750 0.11 $ 63.47 $ 132,010
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 151,990 15.85 $ 60.52 $ 125,880


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.



Map of employment of securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents by state, May 2021


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 63,940 7.38 2.43 $ 75.36 $ 156,750
California 55,090 3.33 1.10 $ 40.31 $ 83,850
Texas 37,490 3.07 1.01 $ 42.74 $ 88,890
Florida 34,530 4.01 1.32 $ 37.75 $ 78,520
Illinois 22,770 4.05 1.34 $ 42.27 $ 87,930


Map of location quotient of securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents by state, May 2021


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 63,940 7.38 2.43 $ 75.36 $ 156,750
Delaware 2,280 5.24 1.73 $ 41.85 $ 87,060
Rhode Island 2,030 4.43 1.46 $ 40.19 $ 83,600
Colorado 11,020 4.20 1.39 $ 34.98 $ 72,760
Illinois 22,770 4.05 1.34 $ 42.27 $ 87,930


Map of annual mean wages of securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents by state, May 2021


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 63,940 7.38 2.43 $ 75.36 $ 156,750
Connecticut 3,980 2.53 0.84 $ 60.29 $ 125,390
District of Columbia 1,540 2.33 0.77 $ 56.24 $ 116,970
New Jersey 14,260 3.70 1.22 $ 50.51 $ 105,070
Massachusetts 9,990 2.94 0.97 $ 47.05 $ 97,870



Map of employment of securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents by area, May 2021


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 68,350 7.88 2.60 $ 74.46 $ 154,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 21,900 3.83 1.26 $ 38.59 $ 80,260
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 19,460 4.60 1.52 $ 44.16 $ 91,860
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 14,310 3.99 1.32 $ 43.90 $ 91,310
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 12,460 5.08 1.68 $ 41.24 $ 85,780
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 11,750 5.24 1.73 $ 50.28 $ 104,580
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 11,380 4.29 1.41 $ 41.72 $ 86,780
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 9,140 3.16 1.04 $ 50.21 $ 104,430
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 9,040 3.50 1.15 $ 48.00 $ 99,830
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 8,070 3.12 1.03 $ 40.61 $ 84,460


Map of location quotient of securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents by area, May 2021


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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 68,350 7.88 2.60 $ 74.46 $ 154,880
Trenton, NJ 1,790 7.87 2.60 $ 48.39 $ 100,650
The Villages, FL 240 7.14 2.36 $ 34.24 $ 71,220
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 2,310 6.15 2.03 $ 67.93 $ 141,290
Jacksonville, FL 3,870 5.64 1.86 $ 38.90 $ 80,900
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 6,420 5.31 1.75 $ 45.57 $ 94,780
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 11,750 5.24 1.73 $ 50.28 $ 104,580
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 260 5.12 1.69 $ 32.25 $ 67,080
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 12,460 5.08 1.68 $ 41.24 $ 85,780
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 7,290 4.97 1.64 $ 35.16 $ 73,130