Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
316,340 1.3 % $49.64 $103,260 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.46 $19.03 $34.65 $68.16 (5)
Annual Wage (2) $32,170 $39,570 $72,070 $141,780 (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 121,390 27.42 $65.83 $136,920
Depository Credit Intermediation 107,950 6.41 $30.10 $62,600
Other Financial Investment Activities 36,660 8.62 $61.91 $128,780
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 16,590 2.83 $37.61 $78,220
Management of Companies and Enterprises 12,850 0.58 $50.96 $105,990

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 121,390 27.42 $65.83 $136,920
Other Investment Pools and Funds 890 12.05 $47.39 $98,580
Other Financial Investment Activities 36,660 8.62 $61.91 $128,780
Depository Credit Intermediation 107,950 6.41 $30.10 $62,600
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 16,590 2.83 $37.61 $78,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 170 0.16 $66.00 $137,290
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 121,390 27.42 $65.83 $136,920
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 50 0.77 $64.88 $134,960
Other Financial Investment Activities 36,660 8.62 $61.91 $128,780
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 290 0.02 $60.42 $125,670


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 56,830 6.45 2.76 $73.49 $152,860
California 40,930 2.71 1.16 $45.79 $95,250
Texas 26,340 2.35 1.00 $40.49 $84,230
Illinois 19,150 3.32 1.42 $50.32 $104,660
Florida 17,410 2.27 0.97 $40.97 $85,220



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 56,830 6.45 2.76 $73.49 $152,860
Delaware 1,630 3.85 1.65 $46.53 $96,780
Colorado 8,760 3.70 1.58 $34.66 $72,090
Connecticut 5,670 3.45 1.47 $68.21 $141,870
Illinois 19,150 3.32 1.42 $50.32 $104,660



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 56,830 6.45 2.76 $73.49 $152,860
Connecticut 5,670 3.45 1.47 $68.21 $141,870
Massachusetts 8,200 2.47 1.05 $67.85 $141,120
District of Columbia 1,240 1.84 0.79 $56.00 $116,480
Kansas 1,640 1.21 0.52 $54.35 $113,050




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 52,190 9.68 4.14 $76.51 $159,130
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 16,730 4.46 1.90 $51.28 $106,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 11,630 2.87 1.23 $46.51 $96,740
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 8,330 2.93 1.25 $41.74 $86,830
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 7,190 4.01 1.71 $69.90 $145,390
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,010 3.13 1.34 $45.74 $95,130
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 6,850 6.31 2.69 $67.72 $140,860
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 6,090 3.27 1.40 $54.20 $112,730
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 5,840 3.20 1.37 $45.61 $94,870
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 5,810 4.38 1.87 $35.13 $73,060