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

The average annual and hourly salaries for securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents among Tennessee 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 Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,080
25th Percentile Wage
$39,040
50th Percentile Wage
$59,630
75th Percentile Wage
$101,170
90th Percentile Wage
$166,630

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $166,630. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,080.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.46
25th Percentile Wage
$18.77
50th Percentile Wage
$28.67
75th Percentile Wage
$48.64
90th Percentile Wage
$80.11

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $80.11. The median hourly salary is $28.67. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.46.

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
201659,6302.55%-29.52%
201558,110-4.73%-
201460,860-6.42%-
201364,770-19.24%-
201277,230--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents in state of Tennessee ranges from $37,130 to $75,180. The highest paying area for securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents in Tennessee is Johnson City with a median annual salary of $75,180. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Memphis (mean annual salary $74,180). The lowest paying area is Knoxville with a median annual salary of $37,130.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Johnson City
$75,180
Memphis
$74,180
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$67,480
Chattanooga
$49,220
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$46,060
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$42,140
Knoxville
$37,130


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