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Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agent Salary Information

The salary statistics of securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The securities, commodities, and financial services 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 [1].

Table 1. Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agent Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,340
25th Percentile Wage
$41,040
50th Percentile Wage
$67,310
75th Percentile Wage
$131,180
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $131,180. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $67,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,340. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is almost 293% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
201667,310-6.30%-6.55%
201571,550-0.73%-
201472,070-0.79%-
201372,6401.27%-
201271,720--

Table 2. Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agent Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents in 12 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 securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $115,420. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $48,670).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$115,420
Mining
$84,840
Retail Trade
$78,770
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$78,480
Wholesale Trade
$76,850
Information
$72,990
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$72,650
Manufacturing
$68,530
Finance and Insurance
$66,420
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$60,720
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$58,690
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$48,670

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents by States

From the above tables we note that not only securities, commodities, and financial services 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 securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $38,440 to $141,250. The highest paying state for securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents is New York with a median annual salary of $141,250. The lowest paying state is Idaho with a median annual salary of $38,440. For more salary information of securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New York
$141,250
New Hampshire
$110,350
Massachusetts
$99,200
Connecticut
$96,780
Vermont
$80,110
New Jersey
$78,930
Kansas
$72,240
Virginia
$71,070
Pennsylvania
$70,940
Maryland
$70,400
North Carolina
$69,890
West Virginia
$68,860
District of Columbia
$67,160
Minnesota
$66,840
South Dakota
$66,020
Hawaii
$65,900
Mississippi
$65,340
Alaska
$65,030
Illinois
$64,810
Maine
$64,400
Delaware
$64,220
Georgia
$63,960
North Dakota
$63,630
Rhode Island
$63,610
Missouri
$63,350
Ohio
$62,460
Indiana
$60,060
Florida
$59,760
Tennessee
$59,630
Oklahoma
$59,150
Nebraska
$57,090
Wisconsin
$57,030
Texas
$56,500
South Carolina
$56,000
Colorado
$54,950
Iowa
$54,820
Michigan
$54,720
Washington
$54,170
Oregon
$52,840
Arkansas
$52,260
Utah
$51,160
California
$50,680
Montana
$49,800
Kentucky
$49,240
Alabama
$49,210
Puerto Rico
$46,660
New Mexico
$45,960
Nevada
$45,860
Arizona
$45,730
Louisiana
$44,490
Wyoming
$40,080
Idaho
$38,440



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