Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
386,140 1.3 % $31.15 $64,790 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.66 $16.45 $23.17 $35.73 $58.94
Annual Wage (2) $26,330 $34,220 $48,200 $74,320 $122,590


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 281,290 26.65 $31.07 $64,630
Insurance Carriers 86,760 7.47 $31.63 $65,800
Other Financial Investment Activities 5,710 1.29 $29.06 $60,430
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,640 0.12 $36.56 $76,050
Depository Credit Intermediation 1,530 0.09 $30.49 $63,420

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 281,290 26.65 $31.07 $64,630
Insurance Carriers 86,760 7.47 $31.63 $65,800
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 190 2.63 $27.75 $57,720
Other Financial Investment Activities 5,710 1.29 $29.06 $60,430
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 1,480 0.74 $26.49 $55,100

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 470 0.04 $51.01 $106,090
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,640 0.12 $36.56 $76,050
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 160 0.02 $36.51 $75,940
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 450 0.10 $32.34 $67,260
Insurance Carriers 86,760 7.47 $31.63 $65,800


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 36,030 2.33 0.83 $35.78 $74,420
Texas 31,900 2.76 0.98 $28.79 $59,890
Florida 29,250 3.69 1.32 $32.74 $68,110
New York 23,040 2.56 0.92 $39.68 $82,540
Illinois 15,780 2.70 0.96 $29.16 $60,650



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 2,000 4.85 1.73 $30.54 $63,520
Arizona 12,040 4.65 1.66 $27.63 $57,470
Colorado 10,430 4.26 1.52 $25.90 $53,870
Iowa 6,250 4.09 1.46 $25.19 $52,400
Connecticut 6,190 3.73 1.33 $32.93 $68,490



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 6,770 2.44 0.87 $45.21 $94,040
New York 23,040 2.56 0.92 $39.68 $82,540
Massachusetts 6,940 2.04 0.73 $37.58 $78,160
Wisconsin 7,460 2.69 0.96 $36.78 $76,500
California 36,030 2.33 0.83 $35.78 $74,420




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 15,440 2.38 0.85 $38.06 $79,170
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 10,730 3.00 1.07 $29.09 $60,510
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 9,140 3.92 1.40 $29.55 $61,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,090 2.21 0.79 $29.73 $61,830
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 7,420 2.99 1.07 $35.40 $73,640
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 7,150 2.44 0.87 $31.90 $66,350
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 6,560 5.39 1.93 $37.77 $78,560
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 5,310 3.48 1.24 $35.98 $74,830
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,890 2.60 0.93 $49.68 $103,340
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 4,860 3.81 1.36 $40.02 $83,240