Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
389,610 1.1 % $46.85 $97,440 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.89 $19.55 $30.66 $58.63 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $33,060 $40,670 $63,780 $121,960 (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 172,800 18.86 $63.02 $131,090
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 160,890 8.09 $30.55 $63,550
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 24,470 3.89 $40.23 $83,680
Management of Companies and Enterprises 13,430 0.58 $48.46 $100,790
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 4,490 0.40 $44.96 $93,520

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 172,800 18.86 $63.02 $131,090
Other Investment Pools and Funds 730 10.24 (8) (8)
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 160,890 8.09 $30.55 $63,550
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 24,470 3.89 $40.23 $83,680
Management of Companies and Enterprises 13,430 0.58 $48.46 $100,790

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 40 (7) $79.66 $165,690
Real Estate (8) (8) $77.78 $161,780
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 172,800 18.86 $63.02 $131,090
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 110 0.14 $58.90 $122,510
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $56.29 $117,090


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 61,270 6.65 2.43 $78.15 $162,550
California 49,230 2.95 1.08 $36.94 $76,830
Texas 40,790 3.43 1.26 $40.73 $84,720
Florida 27,910 3.32 1.21 $40.25 $83,710
Illinois 19,870 3.35 1.23 $41.38 $86,070




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 61,270 6.65 2.43 $78.15 $162,550
Delaware 2,140 4.83 1.77 $40.84 $84,940
Colorado 11,920 4.66 1.71 $36.57 $76,070
Rhode Island 1,890 3.97 1.45 $62.52 $130,040
Connecticut 6,560 3.97 1.45 $60.62 $126,080




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 61,270 6.65 2.43 $78.15 $162,550
Rhode Island 1,890 3.97 1.45 $62.52 $130,040
Connecticut 6,560 3.97 1.45 $60.62 $126,080
Massachusetts 11,500 3.26 1.19 $55.78 $116,030
Vermont 510 1.67 0.61 $54.58 $113,520



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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 59,110 8.83 3.23 (8) (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 16,340 4.46 1.63 $42.65 $88,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 13,300 3.00 1.10 $40.96 $85,190
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 11,920 4.78 1.75 $47.11 $98,000
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 11,810 4.03 1.48 $39.84 $82,880
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 9,300 5.06 1.85 $56.71 $117,950
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 8,480 5.87 2.15 $37.27 $77,520
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 7,220 4.47 1.63 $37.35 $77,680
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,210 3.73 1.36 $47.86 $99,550
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 6,450 3.26 1.19 $33.07 $68,780


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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)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 4,180 10.05 3.68 $67.82 $141,070
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 59,110 8.83 3.23 (8) (8)
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 970 7.32 2.68 $49.21 $102,350
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 8,480 5.87 2.15 $37.27 $77,520
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 3,420 5.67 2.08 $47.32 $98,430
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,970 5.66 2.07 $41.02 $85,330
Trenton, NJ 1,180 5.14 1.88 $46.37 $96,450
The Villages, FL 130 5.07 1.85 $34.25 $71,240
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 9,300 5.06 1.85 $56.71 $117,950
St. Cloud, MN 520 4.98 1.82 $24.78 $51,550