Whether you’re just starting out your career, or looking to make a move, it can be important to know what part of the country offers the best chance for your long term career prospects. And for a very common profession like Insurance Agents, the regional differences can have a big impact on your salary and career options.
To help you make the best decision possible, we at Zippia wanted to look at the cities that offer insurance agents the most for their career. These are the cities across the US where insurance agents get paid well, relative to the cost of living, and jobs are plentiful.
So we did what we do best and dove into the numbers from the BLS to figure out which cities have the best opportunities for insurance agents.The result is this list of the best cities insurance agents:
So there you have it — Rapid City is the best city when it comes to being a insurance agent.
And where should you consider avoiding if you’re a insurance agent? That would be Cumberland.
Read on to see how we completed our research on the best cities for insurance agents and for more on the top ten cities.
Here at Zippia, we talk to a lot of people of all different backgrounds looking for jobs. Our research has concluded that there are two common things people want in a job:
So in order to find out the best cities for insurance agents in America we needed to figure out where the jobs are and how well insurance agents get paid. This led to the following criteria taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’s Occupational Employment Statistics for 2015:
To make all the salary numbers more apples to apples across cities, we compared the salary data relative to the state’s cost of living.
This left us with enough data for 373 metro areas across the country. We then took the primary area of the metro and labeled that the ‘city’ for this analysis. So, for example, “Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division” became simply Boston.
In order to develop an overall ranking, we ranked each city for each criteria from 1 to 373 where 1 was the best.
We then averaged all the rankings for a city into a Job Score with the city having the lowest overall Job Score earning the distinction of being the best city for insurance agents in America.
So without further ado, let’s get into just what made each city so great for insurance agents.
Total Jobs: 310
Average Annual Salary: $70,780
Average Entry Level Salary: $33,310
Location Quotient: 1.69
Total Jobs: 6,560
Average Annual Salary: $78,560
Average Entry Level Salary: $34,050
Location Quotient: 1.93
Total Jobs: 380
Average Annual Salary: $112,490
Average Entry Level Salary: $40,090
Location Quotient: 1.12
Total Jobs: 3,650
Average Annual Salary: $68,080
Average Entry Level Salary: $30,840
Location Quotient: 1.27
Total Jobs: 800
Average Annual Salary: $58,830
Average Entry Level Salary: $32,290
Location Quotient: 1.95
Total Jobs: 510
Average Annual Salary: $63,800
Average Entry Level Salary: $28,790
Location Quotient: 2.03
Total Jobs: 3,000
Average Annual Salary: $68,130
Average Entry Level Salary: $32,570
Location Quotient: 1.07
Total Jobs: 4,890
Average Annual Salary: $103,340
Average Entry Level Salary: $38,900
Location Quotient: 0.93
Total Jobs: 1,950
Average Annual Salary: $63,410
Average Entry Level Salary: $33,730
Location Quotient: 1.33
Total Jobs: 4,340
Average Annual Salary: $89,590
Average Entry Level Salary: $28,230
Location Quotient: 1.53
If you’re looking to start out your career as a insurance agent these are the cities that should be at the top of your list. You’ll find high pay, available jobs, and chances for career advancement.
If you’re curious, here are the worst cities to be a insurance agent in America:
|1||Rapid City, SD||$70,780|
|4||Kansas City, MO||$68,080|
|5||Sioux Falls, SD||$58,830|
|9||Grand Rapids, MI||$63,410|
|10||Montgomery County, PA||$89,590|
|15||Nassau County, NY||$83,240|
|16||Fort Lauderdale, FL||$63,470|
|18||San Rafael, CA||$83,430|
|21||Terre Haute, IN||$71,440|
|38||Louisville/Jefferson County, KY||$65,480|
|40||Grand Island, NE||$58,270|
|43||Little Rock, AR||$84,420|
|48||North Port, FL||$61,240|
|51||Boise City, ID||$82,260|
|52||West Palm Beach, FL||$54,790|
|54||Green Bay, WI||$55,080|
|61||Cedar Rapids, IA||$62,200|
|65||Baton Rouge, LA||$53,610|
|66||San Antonio, TX||$48,920|
|67||New Bedford, MA||$90,070|
|68||Fond du Lac, WI||$87,030|
|71||Port St. Lucie, FL||$85,420|
|74||San Francisco, CA||$89,420|
|77||New Orleans, LA||$59,070|
|82||Fort Worth, TX||$71,570|
|87||Cape Coral, FL||$52,870|
|91||Fort Wayne, IN||$56,900|
|93||Des Moines, IA||$52,810|
|97||Grants Pass, OR||$44,460|
|98||Michigan City, IN||$68,680|