Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
353,780 1.2 % $49.17 $102,260 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.03 $19.73 $32.36 $63.07 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $33,340 $41,040 $67,310 $131,180 (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)
Depository Credit Intermediation 130,090 7.73 $30.65 $63,750
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 123,530 27.60 $67.85 $141,120
Other Financial Investment Activities 37,780 8.26 $59.23 $123,210
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 22,010 3.67 $41.27 $85,850
Management of Companies and Enterprises 14,070 0.61 $49.48 $102,930

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 and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 123,530 27.60 $67.85 $141,120
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 550 12.03 $51.40 $106,910
Other Financial Investment Activities 37,780 8.26 $59.23 $123,210
Depository Credit Intermediation 130,090 7.73 $30.65 $63,750
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 22,010 3.67 $41.27 $85,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 210 0.18 $68.47 $142,420
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 123,530 27.60 $67.85 $141,120
Other Investment Pools and Funds (8) (8) $62.20 $129,380
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 570 0.06 $60.99 $126,860
Other Financial Investment Activities 37,780 8.26 $59.23 $123,210


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 57,560 6.33 2.51 $78.01 $162,260
California 45,960 2.88 1.14 $38.67 $80,430
Texas 34,780 2.96 1.18 $42.59 $88,590
Florida 24,860 3.02 1.20 $41.60 $86,530
Illinois 18,760 3.18 1.26 $45.85 $95,370




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 57,560 6.33 2.51 $78.01 $162,260
Delaware 1,990 4.51 1.79 $38.24 $79,530
Colorado 10,850 4.33 1.72 $38.79 $80,690
Rhode Island 1,720 3.62 1.44 (8) (8)
New Hampshire 2,250 3.49 1.38 $68.05 $141,540




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 57,560 6.33 2.51 $78.01 $162,260
New Hampshire 2,250 3.49 1.38 $68.05 $141,540
Connecticut 5,590 3.36 1.33 $64.58 $134,330
Massachusetts 9,530 2.75 1.09 $59.83 $124,450
Vermont 470 1.55 0.62 $57.81 $120,250





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 54,730 8.31 3.30 (8) (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 15,630 4.30 1.70 $47.43 $98,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 13,040 3.09 1.23 $40.77 $84,810
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 10,150 3.46 1.37 $41.23 $85,760
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 9,780 4.03 1.60 $51.16 $106,410
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 8,020 4.45 1.76 $61.03 $126,940
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 7,760 5.48 2.18 $40.03 $83,260
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 6,760 4.33 1.72 $40.47 $84,170
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6,660 3.49 1.38 $48.78 $101,470
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,560 2.18 0.86 $49.48 $102,920