Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
325,140 1.2 % $49.28 $102,510 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.52 $19.46 $34.92 $67.76 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $32,280 $40,480 $72,640 $140,930 (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 131,640 29.74 $62.89 $130,800
Depository Credit Intermediation 108,050 6.30 $29.37 $61,100
Other Financial Investment Activities 38,210 9.50 $66.48 $138,280
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 16,780 2.82 $36.24 $75,370
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,180 0.48 $49.84 $103,660

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 131,640 29.74 $62.89 $130,800
Other Investment Pools and Funds 910 11.53 $52.66 $109,540
Other Financial Investment Activities 38,210 9.50 $66.48 $138,280
Depository Credit Intermediation 108,050 6.30 $29.37 $61,100
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 16,780 2.82 $36.24 $75,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $82.77 $172,150
Other Financial Investment Activities 38,210 9.50 $66.48 $138,280
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 60 0.65 $63.71 $132,510
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 131,640 29.74 $62.89 $130,800
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 680 0.06 $58.39 $121,450


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 58,710 6.80 2.77 $72.81 $151,440
California 42,000 2.85 1.16 $46.61 $96,950
Texas 25,740 2.36 0.96 $43.33 $90,120
Illinois 19,790 3.47 1.41 $51.47 $107,050
Florida 18,050 2.42 0.99 $40.66 $84,580




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 58,710 6.80 2.77 $72.81 $151,440
Connecticut 6,520 3.98 1.63 $75.91 $157,890
Colorado 8,990 3.92 1.60 $36.75 $76,430
Illinois 19,790 3.47 1.41 $51.47 $107,050
Delaware 1,360 3.30 1.34 $45.90 $95,470




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 6,520 3.98 1.63 $75.91 $157,890
New York 58,710 6.80 2.77 $72.81 $151,440
Massachusetts 8,510 2.61 1.07 $68.91 $143,320
South Dakota 410 1.02 0.42 $54.89 $114,170
New Hampshire 1,560 2.52 1.03 $52.85 $109,930





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 55,780 10.64 4.34 $74.92 $155,830
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 17,270 4.67 1.90 $52.54 $109,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 12,080 3.04 1.24 $49.35 $102,650
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 8,370 3.04 1.24 $47.09 $97,950
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 7,470 4.27 1.74 $70.94 $147,560
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 7,320 7.00 2.85 $67.09 $139,540
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 6,910 3.21 1.31 $47.30 $98,370
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6,660 3.72 1.52 $43.65 $90,790
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 6,580 3.58 1.46 $54.43 $113,220
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 6,490 3.64 1.49 $34.57 $71,900