Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
415,890 1.0 % $47.49 $98,770 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.52 $20.51 $30.83 $59.29 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $34,360 $42,650 $64,120 $123,320 (5)


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)
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 181,200 19.46 $63.95 $133,020
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 179,250 8.92 $31.85 $66,240
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 24,780 4.02 $40.73 $84,720
Management of Companies and Enterprises 12,970 0.55 $51.60 $107,330
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 3,980 0.34 $42.75 $88,920

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 181,200 19.46 $63.95 $133,020
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 179,250 8.92 $31.85 $66,240
Other Investment Pools and Funds 580 6.82 $38.88 $80,860
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 24,780 4.02 $40.73 $84,720
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 40 0.71 $40.77 $84,800

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 0.34 $75.02 $156,030
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 181,200 19.46 $63.95 $133,020
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $56.18 $116,840
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 80 0.11 $55.43 $115,300
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 80 0.01 $53.96 $112,240


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 68,120 7.26 2.53 $77.69 $161,580
California 50,990 3.00 1.04 $39.23 $81,610
Texas 43,170 3.56 1.24 $41.21 $85,720
Florida 27,560 3.20 1.11 $39.82 $82,810
Illinois 21,980 3.67 1.28 $44.06 $91,640




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 68,120 7.26 2.53 $77.69 $161,580
Delaware 2,200 4.91 1.71 $42.02 $87,390
Colorado 11,720 4.47 1.56 $36.62 $76,160
Connecticut 6,430 3.88 1.35 $59.08 $122,890
Rhode Island 1,860 3.86 1.34 $48.27 $100,390




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 68,120 7.26 2.53 $77.69 $161,580
Connecticut 6,430 3.88 1.35 $59.08 $122,890
Massachusetts 12,060 3.38 1.18 $56.88 $118,310
South Dakota 530 1.27 0.44 $54.55 $113,460
Kansas 2,380 1.73 0.60 $51.69 $107,500





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 73,150 7.70 2.68 $76.20 $158,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 20,880 3.41 1.19 $40.71 $84,680
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 20,110 4.33 1.51 $45.02 $93,640
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 16,930 4.75 1.65 $44.71 $92,990
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 11,280 3.78 1.32 $42.54 $88,480
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 11,200 4.32 1.50 $43.00 $89,430
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 10,820 3.92 1.36 $58.33 $121,330
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 9,620 3.97 1.38 $46.94 $97,640
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 9,580 3.36 1.17 $45.02 $93,640
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 8,700 5.89 2.05 $37.42 $77,820