Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
386,320 1.2 % $32.21 $66,990 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.07 $17.02 $23.90 $36.64 $60.19
Annual Wage (2) $27,180 $35,400 $49,710 $76,220 $125,190


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 287,250 25.50 $31.62 $65,780
Insurance Carriers 81,690 7.01 $34.46 $71,680
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,680 0.12 $37.30 $77,570
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 1,930 0.10 $32.59 $67,780
Business Support Services 1,920 0.21 $17.06 $35,480

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 287,250 25.50 $31.62 $65,780
Insurance Carriers 81,690 7.01 $34.46 $71,680
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 160 3.53 $38.82 $80,740
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 1,590 0.73 $28.10 $58,450
Business Support Services 1,920 0.21 $17.06 $35,480

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,640 0.12 $41.75 $86,850
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 160 3.53 $38.82 $80,740
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,680 0.12 $37.30 $77,570
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 1,820 0.20 $34.57 $71,900
Insurance Carriers 81,690 7.01 $34.46 $71,680


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 39,920 2.39 0.88 $37.36 $77,700
Florida 33,000 3.92 1.45 $32.28 $67,140
Texas 32,660 2.75 1.01 $27.19 $56,550
New York 20,000 2.17 0.80 $41.93 $87,220
Ohio 15,820 2.95 1.09 $29.36 $61,060




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)
South Dakota 1,850 4.42 1.63 $31.14 $64,760
Iowa 6,480 4.22 1.56 $28.05 $58,340
Nebraska 3,840 3.96 1.46 $29.30 $60,940
Florida 33,000 3.92 1.45 $32.28 $67,140
Colorado 9,880 3.87 1.43 $31.27 $65,030




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 6,490 1.84 0.68 $42.16 $87,700
New York 20,000 2.17 0.80 $41.93 $87,220
Pennsylvania 14,870 2.57 0.95 $39.80 $82,790
Minnesota 6,670 2.35 0.87 $39.79 $82,760
Alabama 5,560 2.89 1.07 $37.91 $78,860



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 12,640 1.89 0.70 $43.07 $89,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 10,330 2.33 0.86 $34.78 $72,340
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 8,270 3.32 1.22 $31.41 $65,330
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 8,210 2.24 0.83 $33.49 $69,660
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 7,440 2.84 1.05 $32.44 $67,470
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 6,880 2.35 0.87 $23.45 $48,790
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 6,640 5.19 1.91 $32.96 $68,550
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 6,190 3.13 1.15 $32.98 $68,600
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 5,610 3.47 1.28 $33.37 $69,420
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 5,070 4.19 1.55 $33.00 $68,640


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 2,340 6.43 2.37 $30.40 $63,230
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 3,650 6.27 2.31 $35.83 $74,530
Bloomington, IN 380 5.60 2.07 $18.51 $38,500
Columbia, SC 1,950 5.28 1.95 $28.93 $60,180
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 6,640 5.19 1.91 $32.96 $68,550
Hot Springs, AR 180 5.18 1.91 $23.29 $48,450
Amarillo, TX 570 5.02 1.85 $27.41 $57,020
Tallahassee, FL 850 5.01 1.85 $26.93 $56,010
Portland-South Portland, ME 1,020 5.00 1.85 $24.19 $50,310
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 2,470 4.90 1.81 $40.99 $85,260