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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,310
25th Percentile Wage
$46,460
50th Percentile Wage
$71,070
75th Percentile Wage
$128,960
90th Percentile Wage
$180,950

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $180,950. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,310.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.46
25th Percentile Wage
$22.34
50th Percentile Wage
$34.17
75th Percentile Wage
$62.00
90th Percentile Wage
$87.00

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $87.00. The median hourly salary is $34.17. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.46.

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
201671,070-5.94%14.84%
201575,29012.80%-
201465,65012.25%-
201357,610-5.05%-
201260,520--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents in state of Virginia ranges from $40,090 to $103,900. The highest paying area for securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents in Virginia is Roanoke with a median annual salary of $103,900. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford (mean annual salary $83,050). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $40,090.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Roanoke
$103,900
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$83,050
Richmond
$78,500
Charlottesville
$64,590
Harrisonburg
$58,430
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$49,670
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$47,560
Lynchburg
$41,040
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$40,900
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$40,090


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