Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
319,280 1.2 % $49.45 $102,860 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.71 $19.43 $34.40 $65.11 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $32,680 $40,410 $71,550 $135,430 (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 and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 117,460 26.30 $67.00 $139,360
Depository Credit Intermediation 109,820 6.69 $29.94 $62,260
Other Financial Investment Activities 34,990 7.93 $60.07 $124,940
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 19,860 3.35 $39.99 $83,180
Management of Companies and Enterprises 13,530 0.60 $51.51 $107,150

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 117,460 26.30 $67.00 $139,360
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 670 13.55 $55.90 $116,270
Other Investment Pools and Funds 880 12.12 $50.91 $105,900
Other Financial Investment Activities 34,990 7.93 $60.07 $124,940
Depository Credit Intermediation 109,820 6.69 $29.94 $62,260

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 117,460 26.30 $67.00 $139,360
Natural Gas Distribution 190 0.17 $63.26 $131,570
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $60.93 $126,740
Other Financial Investment Activities 34,990 7.93 $60.07 $124,940
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 60 0.81 $57.54 $119,690


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 56,490 6.29 2.72 $72.65 $151,120
California 40,920 2.64 1.14 $41.74 $86,820
Texas 26,770 2.31 1.00 $43.58 $90,640
Florida 20,910 2.64 1.14 $41.93 $87,210
Illinois 18,170 3.10 1.34 $50.07 $104,140



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 56,490 6.29 2.72 $72.65 $151,120
Delaware 1,650 3.79 1.64 $44.67 $92,920
Colorado 8,920 3.64 1.57 $33.66 $70,010
Connecticut 5,250 3.17 1.37 $63.39 $131,850
New Hampshire 1,970 3.10 1.34 $72.00 $149,750



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 56,490 6.29 2.72 $72.65 $151,120
New Hampshire 1,970 3.10 1.34 $72.00 $149,750
Connecticut 5,250 3.17 1.37 $63.39 $131,850
Massachusetts 8,270 2.43 1.05 $60.51 $125,870
Kansas 1,640 1.19 0.52 $56.01 $116,500




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 53,010 8.18 3.53 $75.85 $157,770
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 15,190 4.25 1.84 $51.41 $106,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 12,140 2.96 1.28 $43.46 $90,400
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 8,630 2.95 1.27 $45.33 $94,290
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,200 3.09 1.33 $50.50 $105,050
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 7,020 3.99 1.72 $61.48 $127,890
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 6,140 4.47 1.93 $33.58 $69,840
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 5,830 3.10 1.34 $48.90 $101,710
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,820 2.35 1.01 $45.81 $95,280
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 5,510 3.62 1.56 $41.26 $85,810