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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Insurance Sales Agents
Industry profile for Insurance Sales Agents
Geographic profile for Insurance Sales Agents

National estimates for Insurance Sales Agents:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Insurance Sales Agents:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
422,600 1.1 % $ 33.34 $ 69,340 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Insurance Sales Agents:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.41 $ 18.37 $ 23.96 $ 37.90 $ 60.82
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,970 $ 38,210 $ 49,840 $ 78,840 $ 126,510


Industry profile for Insurance Sales Agents:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Insurance Sales Agents:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 325,690 26.73 $ 32.87 $ 68,370
Insurance Carriers 77,470 6.45 $ 35.80 $ 74,460
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 3,310 2.50 $ 24.60 $ 51,170
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,020 0.08 $ 52.68 $ 109,570
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,370 0.09 $ 29.07 $ 60,460

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Insurance Sales Agents:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 325,690 26.73 $ 32.87 $ 68,370
Insurance Carriers 77,470 6.45 $ 35.80 $ 74,460
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 470 5.65 $ 32.53 $ 67,670
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 3,310 2.50 $ 24.60 $ 51,170
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 1,370 0.14 $ 38.91 $ 80,930

Top paying industries for Insurance Sales Agents:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,020 0.08 $ 52.68 $ 109,570
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 1,370 0.14 $ 38.91 $ 80,930
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 510 0.07 $ 38.41 $ 79,880
Outpatient Care Centers (8) (8) $ 38.04 $ 79,120
Nondepository Credit Intermediation (8) (8) $ 37.20 $ 77,380


Geographic profile for Insurance Sales Agents:

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



Map of employment of insurance sales agents by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Insurance Sales Agents:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 41,290 2.50 0.83 $ 38.12 $ 79,280
Florida 36,230 4.21 1.40 $ 28.19 $ 58,620
Texas 33,010 2.70 0.90 $ 30.11 $ 62,630
New York 20,500 2.36 0.79 $ 45.01 $ 93,610
Georgia 18,650 4.26 1.42 $ 40.27 $ 83,760


Map of location quotient of insurance sales agents by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Insurance Sales Agents:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 5,220 5.45 1.82 $ 33.31 $ 69,280
South Dakota 1,900 4.51 1.50 $ 31.91 $ 66,370
Iowa 6,460 4.35 1.45 $ 29.62 $ 61,600
Georgia 18,650 4.26 1.42 $ 40.27 $ 83,760
Colorado 11,090 4.23 1.41 $ 30.15 $ 62,700


Map of annual mean wages of insurance sales agents by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Insurance Sales Agents:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 410 0.62 0.21 $ 48.10 $ 100,050
New York 20,500 2.36 0.79 $ 45.01 $ 93,610
Massachusetts 8,300 2.45 0.82 $ 43.34 $ 90,160
Georgia 18,650 4.26 1.42 $ 40.27 $ 83,760
New Jersey 7,320 1.90 0.63 $ 39.25 $ 81,640



Map of employment of insurance sales agents by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Insurance 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 18,400 2.12 0.71 $ 45.96 $ 95,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 16,290 2.85 0.95 $ 37.76 $ 78,530
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 11,830 4.57 1.52 $ 45.97 $ 95,620
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 11,630 3.24 1.08 $ 34.79 $ 72,370
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 10,870 2.57 0.86 $ 34.02 $ 70,760
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 9,560 3.90 1.30 $ 27.02 $ 56,200
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 7,910 2.98 0.99 $ 38.60 $ 80,280
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 7,550 5.85 1.95 $ 29.18 $ 60,690
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 6,910 4.72 1.57 $ 32.89 $ 68,410
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 6,630 3.46 1.15 $ 37.16 $ 77,280


Map of location quotient of insurance sales agents by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Insurance Sales Agents:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bloomington, IL 650 7.78 2.59 $ 28.36 $ 58,980
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 3,540 7.33 2.44 $ 33.91 $ 70,540
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 2,510 7.03 2.34 $ 31.32 $ 65,150
Hot Springs, AR 240 6.58 2.19 $ 26.54 $ 55,210
Macon, GA 610 6.42 2.14 $ 27.98 $ 58,210
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 3,890 6.23 2.08 $ 30.29 $ 62,990
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 7,550 5.85 1.95 $ 29.18 $ 60,690
Dubuque, IA 330 5.77 1.92 $ 30.44 $ 63,300
Columbus, GA-AL 620 5.55 1.85 $ 29.50 $ 61,360
Bloomington, IN 370 5.40 1.80 $ 21.21 $ 44,110