Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agent Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents amongst Pennsylvania cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,100
25th Percentile Wage
$48,920
50th Percentile Wage
$70,940
75th Percentile Wage
$119,180
90th Percentile Wage
$195,740

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $195,740. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $70,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,100.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.88
25th Percentile Wage
$23.52
50th Percentile Wage
$34.11
75th Percentile Wage
$57.30
90th Percentile Wage
$94.11

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $94.11. The median hourly salary is $34.11. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.88.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201670,940-4.64%8.84%
201574,230-4.92%-
201477,8805.03%-
201373,96012.56%-
201264,670--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $30,760 to $91,070. The highest paying area for securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $91,070. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is State College (mean annual salary $86,260). The lowest paying area is Altoona with a median annual salary of $30,760.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$91,070
State College
$86,260
Philadelphia
$80,940
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$72,560
Pittsburgh
$71,070
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$68,400
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$68,280
York-Hanover
$65,060
Johnstown
$62,410
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$57,520
Lancaster
$55,790
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$54,380
Erie
$51,280
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$51,130
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$50,370
Lebanon
$48,960
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$47,720
Reading
$45,990
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$44,640
Altoona
$30,760



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