The salary statistics of insurance sales agents are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of insurance sales agents within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The insurance sales agents annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for insurance sales agents. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) insurance sales agents is $128,070. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,430. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 366% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of insurance sales agents from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of insurance sales agents in 10 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for insurance sales agents occupations is the wholesale trade sector with an annual salary $89,150. The lowest paying sector is the real estate and rental and leasing sector (annual salary $31,200).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
From the above tables we note that not only insurance sales agents salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of insurance sales agents in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $27,570 to $68,090. The highest paying state for insurance sales agents is New York with a median annual salary of $68,090. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $27,570. For more salary information of insurance sales agents profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|New York|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |