Updated February 9, 2022
Average Insurance Sales Agent Salary
$52,000 yearly
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$25.01 hourly

Entry level Salary
$32,000 yearly
$32,000
10 %
$52,000
Median
$82,000
90 %
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What is an Insurance Sales Agent's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$82,000$6,833$39
75th Percentile$66,000$5,500$32
Average$52,019$4,335$25
25th Percentile$40,000$3,333$19
10th Percentile$32,000$2,667$15

Average Insurance Sales Agent Salary By State

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Insurance Sales Agent average salary by State

StateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
Alabama$59,153$28.44510
Alaska$75,238$36.1771
Arizona$51,921$24.961,011
Arkansas$49,442$23.77341
California$66,207$31.832,938
Colorado$55,020$26.45761
Connecticut$62,690$30.14323
Delaware$51,181$24.61179
District of Columbia$62,897$30.2493
Florida$46,081$22.151,875
Georgia$43,712$21.02897
Hawaii$80,606$38.7594
Idaho$41,197$19.81203
Illinois$46,036$22.131,151
Indiana$46,866$22.53636
Iowa$48,451$23.29466
Kansas$52,140$25.07301
Kentucky$44,909$21.59199
Louisiana$51,017$24.53495
Maine$60,423$29.05120
Maryland$44,585$21.44501
Massachusetts$63,424$30.491,040
Michigan$48,268$23.211,010
Minnesota$62,379$29.99554
Mississippi$48,247$23.20318
Missouri$49,293$23.70931
Montana$36,944$17.76182
Nebraska$58,066$27.92345
Nevada$51,530$24.77299
New Hampshire$70,320$33.81209
New Jersey$53,660$25.80699
New Mexico$43,289$20.81201
New York$70,356$33.831,286
North Carolina$42,773$20.56653
North Dakota$54,275$26.09108
Ohio$49,347$23.721,457
Oklahoma$43,719$21.02367
Oregon$60,478$29.08610
Pennsylvania$48,370$23.251,646
Rhode Island$65,614$31.55168
South Carolina$43,624$20.97492
South Dakota$58,547$28.15145
Tennessee$43,941$21.13830
Texas$53,810$25.872,303
Utah$37,728$18.14491
Vermont$61,739$29.68143
Virginia$42,375$20.37708
Washington$59,104$28.42653
West Virginia$40,991$19.71125
Wisconsin$68,458$32.91564
Wyoming$45,946$22.09100

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Highest Paying Cities For Insurance Sales Agent

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CityAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
Urban Honolulu, HI$80,919$38.90
Rochester, NY$73,640$35.40
Los Angeles, CA$66,303$31.88
Shoreview, MN$62,648$30.12
Mobile, AL$61,521$29.58
Portland, ME$60,535$29.10

How much does an Insurance Sales Agent make?

  • The average Insurance Sales Agent makes $52,019 in the United States.
  • The average hourly pay for an Insurance Sales Agent is $25.01.
  • The average entry-level Insurance Sales Agent salary is $32,000.
  • Highest paying states for Insurance Sales Agent are Hawaii ($80,606), Alaska ($75,238), New York ($80,606) and New Hampshire ($80,606).
  • Highest paying cities for Insurance Sales Agent are Urban Honolulu, HI ($80,919), Rochester, NY, Los Angeles, CA, Shoreview, MN and Mobile, AL.
  • Insurance Sales Agents on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $32,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $82,000.
  • The best-paid 25% made $66,000 that year, while the lowest-paid 25$ made $40,000
  • Industries with the highest Insurance Sales Agent salaries are Finance, Agriculture and Insurance.

Average Insurance Sales Agent Salary Over Time

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    Insurance Sales Agent Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2022$52,000$25.01+2.4%
    2021$50,800$24.41+0.7%
    2020$50,400$24.25+1.8%
    2019$49,600$23.83-0.6%
    2018$49,800$23.96+3.6%

    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, Agriculture, and Insurance companies. In fact, Insurance Sales Agents can make a yearly salary of $56,579 while working for Finance companies.

    Highest Paying Industries For Insurance Sales Agents

    RankIndustryAverage Insurance Sales Agent SalaryInsurance Sales Agent Salary Range
    1Finance
    $56,579
    $37k
    $71k
    2Agriculture
    $49,936
    $37k
    $71k
    3Insurance
    $46,758
    $37k
    $71k
    4Professional
    $45,481
    $37k
    $71k

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    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Insurance Sales Agent Salary
    Licensed Agents act as authorized brokers acting on behalf of an individual owner or organization in selling a product, service, or property. There are many different pathways a licensed agent can delve into, such as in real estate, insurance, and banking. For instance, a real estate agent uses its license to be able to sell and rent properties. Their duties include gathering property information, evaluating property estimates, marketing properties, and represent sellers in the process of negotiation. They seek prospective buyers, monitor the sale process between stakeholders, and reach a mutually agreed price.
    Agent

    Avg. salary: $35,399

    Agents are individuals who are employed by their clients to represent them in various dealings. Agents are usually employed by people in the show business industry, such as actors, writers, or directors. They meet people who are interested in dealing with their clients. They listen to the plans and vision for the project and assess if the project fits their clients' interests or public image. In the case of agents whose clients are actors, they send their clients to auditions upon review of the project details. Agents are also responsible for negotiating terms on behalf of their clients, such as salary, royalties, and set benefits, among others. They also inform the project leaders of their clients' demands on set. Agents are expected to be business-savvy and good negotiators.
    Marketing Agent

    Avg. salary: $45,108

    A marketing agency is responsible for selling the company's goods and services, identifying promotional techniques to boost brand awareness in the market, and strategizing in increasing sales targets. Marketing agents identify business opportunities by analyzing market trends and public demands that would generate more revenue resources and increase the company's profitability. They also negotiate with potential clients for partnerships, respond to their inquiries and concerns, and address their requests. A marketing agent handles the development of marketing materials, including a budget allocation to support marketing functions and business requirements.
    Sales Producer

    Avg. salary: $66,772

    A sales producer is responsible for performing sales calls and administering all leads. You will be responsible for preparing the policies aimed at sales procedures and developing the necessary sales documents. Other responsibilities include making sure that all sales personnel adhere to all policies and procedures, coordinating with customers about policy expiration dates, and maintaining strong and long-lasting relationships with customers. As a sales producer, you will be responsible for managing prospective sale campaigns and managing all correspondence with both prospective and existing clients.
    Lead Agent

    Avg. salary: $61,472

    Lead agents assist with passenger-cargo acceptance and check-in and promote and sell air travel tickets to freight forwarders or the traveling public. Besides promoting safe travel and protecting the firm revenue and property, lead agents also assist distressed traveling customers. Also, lead agents interpret government rules to be observed for travel and cargo shipments. These professionals meet and dispatch aircraft within the required times and use their motor skills to complete related tasks.
    Licensed Insurance Producer

    Avg. salary: $62,710

    An Insurance producer, also called an insurance agent that promotes and sells insurance benefits and packages to clients. This includes life insurance, property, and health insurance that is offered by not only one company. They are responsible for promoting customer service and creates a good relationship between the company and the insurer. They also serve as a point of a contract if there are insurers that need someone who can assist them with what particular package they can get.
    Licensed Agent

    Avg. salary: $35,099

    Licensed Agents act as authorized brokers acting on behalf of an individual owner or organization in selling a product, service, or property. There are many different pathways a licensed agent can delve into, such as in real estate, insurance, and banking. For instance, a real estate agent uses its license to be able to sell and rent properties. Their duties include gathering property information, evaluating property estimates, marketing properties, and represent sellers in the process of negotiation. They seek prospective buyers, monitor the sale process between stakeholders, and reach a mutually agreed price.

    Average Salary By Related Field

    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Agent$35,399$2,950$17.02182,534
    Marketing Agent$45,108$3,759$21.69139,527
    Sales Producer$66,772$5,564$32.1041,382
    Lead Agent$61,473$5,123$29.5586,445
    Licensed Insurance Producer$62,710$5,226$30.1553,748
    Licensed Agent$35,099$2,925$16.8790,408
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    Insurance Sales Agent Salaries By Years Of Experience

    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.

    Which Companies Pay Insurance Sales Agents The Most?

    To earn a high income as an Insurance Sales Agent, working for Anthem or Koons Ford Lincoln of Annapolis might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Chalmers Ford and American National Insurance report highly competitive wages for Insurance Sales Agents.

    Highest Paying Companies For Insurance Sales Agents

    RankCompanyZippia ScoreAverage Insurance Sales Agent SalaryAverage Salary
    1$91,519
    2$61,207
    3$59,553
    4$57,964
    5$57,373
    6$57,301

    And if you're looking for a job, here are the five top employers hiring now:

    1. American Family Insurance Jobs (54)
    2. Primerica Jobs (149)
    3. Humana Jobs (57)
    4. American International Group Jobs (54)
    5. AAA Northeast Jobs (92)

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    Recently Added Insurance Sales Agent Salaries

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    Average Insurance Sales Agent Salary by Demographic

    Insurance Sales Agent Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $50,252
    female-income
    Female Income
    $44,362
    GenderIncome
    Male$50,252
    Female$44,362
    Median Insurance Sales Agent Income by Race
    White Insurance Sales Agents have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or African American Insurance Sales Agents have the lowest average salary at $44,777.
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    $40,000
    $30,000
    $20,000
    $10,000
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    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino

    Insurance Sales Agent Income by Race

    EthnicitySalary
    White$49,909
    Black or African American$44,777
    Asian$47,439
    Hispanic or Latino$46,721
    Average Insurance Sales Agent Salary by Education Level
    Insurance Sales Agents with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $54,178 annually. With a Bachelors degree, Insurance Sales Agents earn a median annual income of $52,658 compared to $44,362 for Insurance Sales Agents with an Associate degree.
    $55,000
    $44,000
    $33,000
    $22,000
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    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree

    Insurance Sales Agent Salary by Education Level

    EducationSalary
    High School Diploma or Less$42,863
    Master's Degree$54,178
    Bachelor's Degree$52,658
    Some College/ Associate Degree$44,362