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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
437,880 1.2 % $44.75 $93,090 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.98 $20.92 $29.94 $54.22 $98.14
Annual Wage (2) $35,320 $43,510 $62,270 $112,770 $204,130


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)
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 197,050 9.63 $32.27 $67,110
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 180,160 19.15 $59.29 $123,330
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 24,120 4.23 $37.86 $78,750
Management of Companies and Enterprises 13,470 0.55 $48.24 $100,350
Insurance Carriers 6,070 0.51 $32.81 $68,240

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, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 180,160 19.15 $59.29 $123,330
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 197,050 9.63 $32.27 $67,110
Other Investment Pools and Funds 560 5.83 $42.18 $87,740
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 24,120 4.23 $37.86 $78,750
Management of Companies and Enterprises 13,470 0.55 $48.24 $100,350

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 40 0.31 $76.87 $159,890
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,260 0.08 $62.52 $130,030
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 720 0.14 $60.10 $125,000
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 180,160 19.15 $59.29 $123,330
Real Estate (8) (8) $54.99 $114,370


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 67,120 7.05 2.36 $73.94 $153,800
California 57,210 3.29 1.10 $37.71 $78,430
Texas 39,630 3.19 1.07 $38.74 $80,580
Florida 30,060 3.42 1.15 $37.89 $78,820
Illinois 22,550 3.74 1.26 $42.05 $87,460




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 67,120 7.05 2.36 $73.94 $153,800
Colorado 11,730 4.38 1.47 $32.34 $67,260
Delaware 1,960 4.33 1.45 $47.31 $98,400
New Jersey 16,650 4.07 1.37 $45.65 $94,950
Illinois 22,550 3.74 1.26 $42.05 $87,460




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 67,120 7.05 2.36 $73.94 $153,800
Connecticut 6,210 3.73 1.25 $58.18 $121,020
Massachusetts 11,220 3.10 1.04 $54.19 $112,720
Minnesota 9,240 3.21 1.08 $52.47 $109,130
Kansas 2,540 1.82 0.61 $49.75 $103,480





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 72,850 7.55 2.53 $72.06 $149,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 22,900 3.67 1.23 $36.16 $75,210
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 20,480 4.38 1.47 $42.99 $89,410
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 15,570 4.26 1.43 $39.47 $82,100
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 12,540 4.74 1.59 $42.41 $88,220
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 10,660 4.31 1.45 $48.93 $101,770
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 10,590 3.68 1.23 $43.32 $90,110
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 10,410 3.41 1.14 $41.16 $85,610
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 10,030 3.58 1.20 $55.98 $116,430
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 8,540 5.65 1.89 $32.58 $67,760