|Quick Facts: Insurance Sales Agents|
$49,840 per year
$23.96 per hour
|High school diploma or equivalent|
|Moderate-term on-the-job training|
|6% (As fast as average)|
What Insurance Sales Agents Do
Insurance sales agents contact potential customers and sell one or more types of insurance.
Most insurance sales agents work in office settings, although they may spend time traveling to meet with clients.
How to Become an Insurance Sales Agent
Although employers typically require that agents have a high school diploma, they may prefer to hire agents who have a bachelor’s degree. Agents must be licensed in the states where they work.
The median annual wage for insurance sales agents was $49,840 in May 2021.
Employment of insurance sales agents is projected to grow 6 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
About 52,700 openings for insurance sales agents are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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