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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Health Insurance Agent Salary

$47,669 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$22.92 hourly

Entry level Salary
$31,000 yearly
$31,000
10 %
$47,669
Median
$71,000
90 %

How much does a Health Insurance Agent make?

Health insurance agents make $47,669 per year on average, or $22.92 per hour, in the United States. Health insurance agents on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $31,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $71,000.

Location impacts how much a health insurance agent can expect to make. Health insurance agents make the most in Hawaii, Alaska, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

Highest Paying States For Health Insurance Agents

The darker areas on the map show where health insurance agents earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Health Insurance Agent average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Michigan$58,723$28.232,034
2Wisconsin$65,065$31.281,141
3Vermont$60,510$29.09226
4Rhode Island$67,261$32.34233
5Hawaii$77,359$37.19155
6New Hampshire$68,454$32.91297
7Massachusetts$69,793$33.551,019
8Minnesota$59,589$28.651,356
9Ohio$53,873$25.902,652
10South Dakota$55,997$26.92209
11Indiana$53,789$25.861,512
12District of Columbia$72,931$35.06222
13Alaska$70,879$34.0869
14North Dakota$55,979$26.91174
15Nebraska$53,349$25.65534
16Delaware$55,954$26.90255
17Alabama$53,517$25.73924
18New York$65,461$31.471,262
19Connecticut$62,883$30.23300
20Pennsylvania$55,933$26.891,594
21Maine$60,163$28.92120
22Missouri$47,948$23.051,518
23Louisiana$47,250$22.72773
24California$56,251$27.045,513
25New Jersey$58,680$28.21666
26Tennessee$46,057$22.141,446
27Arizona$46,499$22.361,540
28Arkansas$46,288$22.25622
29Kansas$48,398$23.27547
30Mississippi$46,678$22.44478
31Wyoming$45,390$21.82139
32North Carolina$47,980$23.071,703
33Kentucky$47,927$23.04505
34Maryland$54,088$26.001,047
35Iowa$45,807$22.02751
36Oregon$48,649$23.39596
37Washington$46,538$22.371,527
38Virginia$47,794$22.981,456
39Colorado$46,936$22.571,146
40Oklahoma$44,353$21.32690
41West Virginia$46,102$22.16125
42South Carolina$46,348$22.28486
43Georgia$43,114$20.731,995
44Idaho$40,103$19.28364
45Florida$38,594$18.553,679
46Texas$42,809$20.583,688
47Nevada$41,473$19.94424
48Montana$42,672$20.52176
49Utah$34,706$16.69670
50Illinois$43,769$21.041,112
51New Mexico$41,204$19.81198

Highest Paying Cities For Health Insurance Agents

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Washington, DC$72,908$35.05
2Boston, MA$69,775$33.55
3Fairbanks, AK$69,039$33.19
4Manchester, NH$68,567$32.96
5Providence, RI$67,279$32.35
6New York, NY$65,240$31.37
7Minneapolis, MN$59,539$28.62
8Newark, NJ$59,044$28.39
9Detroit, MI$58,854$28.30
10Sioux Falls, SD$57,683$27.73
11Los Angeles, CA$56,288$27.06
12Newark, DE$56,179$27.01
13Philadelphia, PA$55,768$26.81
14Woodlawn, MD$54,372$26.14
15Omaha, NE$54,160$26.04

Health Insurance Agent Salary Details

Health Insurance Agent Salary

What is a Health Insurance Agent's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$71,000$5,917$34
75th Percentile$59,000$4,917$28
Average$47,669$3,972$23
25th Percentile$38,000$3,167$18
10th Percentile$31,000$2,583$15

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Sales Producer$66,772$5,564$32.1041,951
Agent$35,399$2,950$17.02184,325
Geek Squad Agent$30,782$2,565$14.8028,603
Field Agent$32,602$2,717$15.6796,067
Marketing Agent$45,108$3,759$21.69112,353
Insurance Sales Representative$75,066$6,255$36.09201,879

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Humana Jobs (95)
  2. New York Life Insurance Jobs (82)
  3. Florida Blue Jobs (24)
  4. Combined Insurance Jobs (62)
  5. The Health Plan Jobs (30)

Which Companies Pay Health Insurance Agents The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, New York Life Insurance and Assurance are the highest paying companies for health insurance agents.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1New York Life Insurance$65,209$31.35190
2Assurance$57,193$27.50
3The American Insurance Company Corp$55,527$26.70
4Asurea$52,388$25.19395
5Ideal Concepts$51,474$24.7550
6SelectQuote Insurance Services$51,421$24.7216
7Toyo Ink America$50,638$24.351
8All Web Leads$47,669$22.92
9Connexion Point$47,669$22.92
10Family First Life$47,669$22.92
11e-TeleQuote Insurance$47,669$22.92
12Awl$47,669$22.92
13GoHealth$47,669$22.92
14Healthcare Solutions Team$47,669$22.92
15Group1001$47,669$22.92
16PeopleShare$47,669$22.92
17Symmetry Financial Group$47,669$22.92
18BroadPath$47,669$22.92
19Florida Department of Transportation$47,669$22.92
20Health Benefits Direct$46,697$22.451

Health Insurance Agent Salary Trends

The salary for a health insurance agent can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Average Health Insurance Agent Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Health Insurance Agent Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$47,700$22.92+2.4%
    2021$46,500$22.37+0.7%
    2020$46,200$22.22+1.8%
    2019$45,400$21.83-0.6%
    2018$45,700$21.96+3.6%

    Recently Added Health Insurance Agent Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    E-Telequote InsuranceHybrid-Licensed Health Insurance Agent-SaltSalt Lake City, UT06/01/2022$41,740
    SutherlandLife & Health Insurance Agent-Work From HomeWailuku, HI05/29/2022$36,042
    SutherlandLife & Health Insurance Agent-Work From HomeKansas City, MO05/23/2022$36,042
    SutherlandLife & Health Insurance Agent-Work From HomeOmaha, NE05/23/2022$36,042
    SutherlandLife & Health Insurance Agent-Work From HomeEl Centro, CA05/23/2022$36,042
    SutherlandLife & Health Insurance Agent-Work From HomeChicago, IL05/23/2022$36,042
    SutherlandLife & Health Insurance Agent-Work From HomeColumbus, OH05/23/2022$36,042
    SutherlandLife & Health Insurance Agent-Work From HomeIndianapolis, IN05/23/2022$36,042
    SutherlandLife & Health Insurance Agent-Work From HomeLas Vegas, NV05/23/2022$36,042
    SutherlandLife & Health Insurance Agent-Work From HomeYuma, AZ05/23/2022$36,042

    Health Insurance Agent Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Health Insurance Agents the most?

    Hawaii pays Health Insurance Agents the most in the United States, with an average salary of $77,359 per year, or $37.19 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Health Insurance Agent?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Health Insurance Agent if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in District of Columbia you should be paid close to $72,931 per year.

    What type of Health Insurance Agent gets paid the most?

    Insurance Broker gets paid the most. Insurance Broker made a median salary of $97,765. The best-paid 10 percent make $117,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $81,000.

    Do insurance agents make a base salary?

    No, insurance agents do not make a base salary. The vast majority of life insurance sales jobs are straight commission, which means no base salary. That's not to say that insurance agents do not make decent money.

    Do insurance agents make a base salary?

    Yes, insurance agents make a base salary. The salaries of insurance agents are often made up of base salaries plus commissions and bonuses.

    The base salary for insurance agents ranges from $47,698 to $58,914, with an average base salary of $52,226 a year. Other factors, such as the type of insurance agent (independent vs. captive), impact base pay.

    Do insurance agents make good money?

    Yes, insurance agents make good money. The national average pay for an insurance agent is $79,730 a year. However, it can vary widely, starting as little as $20,000 a year to as much as $174,000 a year.

    How much do health insurance agents make?

    A health insurance agent makes around $55,653 a year ($27 an hour). There's a good deal of variability in earning potential, however. The range can begin as low as $15,499 a year ($7.94 an hour) to as high as $120,000 a year ($57.93 an hour).

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