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How Much Does an Insurance Sales Agent Earn In The United States?

Insurance Sales Agent Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$38,000
$22,000
$38,000
$63,000
Insurance sales agents in the United States make an average salary of $38,082 per year or $18.31 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $22,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $63,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Hawaii, California, Alaska, Washington, and Oregon provide the highest insurance sales agent salaries.
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Where Insurance Sales Agents Earn The Most

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

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How Much Do Insurance Sales Agents Earn In Different Cities?

While an insurance sales agent can average a salary of $38,082 per year, or $18.31 per hour, there are many opportunities for insurance sales agents to make more. For example, in Urban Honolulu, HI you might make $91,530 per year. Other high-paying locations include Los Angeles, CA, Denver, CO and Birmingham, AL. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Urban Honolulu, HI where the average starting salary is $67,000. The highest paying states for insurance sales agents include Hawaii, California and Alaska. Meanwhile, Tennessee, Michigan, and Georgia offer the lowest salaries.
Location
1. Urban Honolulu, HI
$91,530
Avg. Salary
$26k
$107k
2. Los Angeles, CA
$68,476
Avg. Salary
$26k
$107k
3. Denver, CO
$57,780
Avg. Salary
$26k
$107k
4. Birmingham, AL
$53,964
Avg. Salary
$26k
$107k
5. Kansas City, KS
$52,443
Avg. Salary
$26k
$107k
6. New York, NY
$49,550
Avg. Salary
$26k
$107k

High Paying Insurance Sales Agent Jobs

Which Companies Pay Insurance Sales Agents The Most?

To earn a high income as an insurance sales agent, working for AAA Southern New England or CNO Financial Group might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like DealerPolicy and Sumitomo report highly competitive wages for insurance sales agents.
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Avg. Salary
$31k
$110k
Avg. Salary
$31k
$110k
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$31k
$110k
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$31k
$110k
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$31k
$110k
$42,896
Avg. Salary
$31k
$110k

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Insurance Sales Agent Salary History

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    How Much Do Insurance Sales Agents Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for an insurance sales agent can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for insurance sales agents tend to be found in finance, insurance, and agriculture companies. In fact, insurance sales agents can make a yearly salary of $51,810 while working for finance companies.
    1. Finance
    $51,810
    Avg. Salary
    $32k
    $66k
    2. Insurance
    $37,135
    Avg. Salary
    $32k
    $66k
    3. Agriculture
    $37,122
    Avg. Salary
    $32k
    $66k
    4. Health Care
    $35,462
    Avg. Salary
    $32k
    $66k

    How Experience Affects Insurance Sales Agent Salaries

    The salary for an insurance sales 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.

    Recently Added Insurance Sales Agent Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Bilingual Insurance Sales Agent
    Bilingual Insurance Sales Agent
    Denver, CO
    Denver, CO
    01/29/2021
    01/29/2021
    $85,000
    $85,000
    01/29/2021
    Bilingual Insurance Sales Agent
    Bilingual Insurance Sales Agent
    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    01/29/2021
    01/29/2021
    $85,000
    $85,000
    01/29/2021
    Bilingual Insurance Sales Agent
    Bilingual Insurance Sales Agent
    Chicago, IL
    Chicago, IL
    01/29/2021
    01/29/2021
    $85,000
    $85,000
    01/29/2021
    AAA Mid-Atlantic
    AAA Mid-Atlantic
    Sales Agent-Retail Insurance
    Sales Agent-Retail Insurance
    Sales Agent-Retail Insurance
    Phillipsburg, NJ
    Phillipsburg, NJ
    01/23/2021
    01/23/2021
    $50,000
    $50,000
    01/23/2021
    Inbound Insurance Agent-Sales or Service
    Inbound Insurance Agent-Sales or Service
    Jacksonville, FL
    Jacksonville, FL
    01/23/2021
    01/23/2021
    $36,523
    $36,523
    01/23/2021
    AAA Mid-Atlantic
    AAA Mid-Atlantic
    Sales Agent-Retail Insurance
    Sales Agent-Retail Insurance
    Sales Agent-Retail Insurance
    Northfield, MN
    Northfield, MN
    01/23/2021
    01/23/2021
    $50,000
    $50,000
    01/23/2021
    AAA Mid-Atlantic
    AAA Mid-Atlantic
    Sales Agent-Retail Insurance
    Sales Agent-Retail Insurance
    Sales Agent-Retail Insurance
    Middletown, OH
    Middletown, OH
    01/23/2021
    01/23/2021
    $50,000
    $50,000
    01/23/2021
    AAA Mid-Atlantic
    AAA Mid-Atlantic
    Sales Agent-Retail Insurance
    Sales Agent-Retail Insurance
    Sales Agent-Retail Insurance
    Newton, MA
    Newton, MA
    01/23/2021
    01/23/2021
    $50,000
    $50,000
    01/23/2021
    AAA Mid-Atlantic
    AAA Mid-Atlantic
    Sales Agent-Retail Insurance
    Sales Agent-Retail Insurance
    Sales Agent-Retail Insurance
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Old Saybrook, CT
    01/23/2021
    01/23/2021
    $50,000
    $50,000
    01/23/2021
    AAA Mid-Atlantic
    AAA Mid-Atlantic
    Sales Agent-Retail Insurance
    Sales Agent-Retail Insurance
    Sales Agent-Retail Insurance
    Enfield, NH
    Enfield, NH
    01/23/2021
    01/23/2021
    $50,000
    $50,000
    01/23/2021