Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

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Total Workforce

224k

Average Age

42.8

Average Salary

$153,604

Average Male Salary

$179,106

Average Female Salary

$92,742

About

Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents are most often employed by the Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments industry. The average yearly wage for Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents was $153,604 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents by wage are Actuaries, Architectural & engineering managers, and Personal financial advisors.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents are Battery Park City, Greenwich Village & Soho PUMA, NY, Chelsea, Clinton & Midtown Business District PUMA, NY, and Upper East Side PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents are Battery Park City, Greenwich Village & Soho PUMA, NY, Fairfield, New Canaan, Wilton, Weston & Easton Towns PUMA, CT, and Norwalk, Westport & Darien Towns PUMA, CT.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents and on wages and locations for those in the field. Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments is the industry that employs the most Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, by average wage, is Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments. Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents are paid most in Danbury, Ridgefield, Bethel, Brookfield, New Fairfield, Redding & Sherman Towns PUMA, CT but are relatively concentrated in Battery Park City, Greenwich Village & Soho PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$153,604

AVERAGE SALARY

± $8,796

In 2018, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents earned an average of $153,604, $99,716 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Architectural & engineering managers make somewhat more than Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents while Actuaries make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.488

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.488, which is higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly for Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, by number of employees, are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments, Nondepository credit & related activities, and Banking & related activities.

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Industries by Share

224k

2018 Workforce

± 11,608

1.46%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 7.25%

The number of people employed as Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents has been growing at a rate of 1.46%, from 220,654 people in 2017 to 223,875 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents employed by various industries. Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments employs the largest share of Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents at  54%, followed by Nondepository credit & related activities with 24.5% and Banking & related activities with 16.9%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents in the US. The average age of male Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents in the workforce is 42.8 and of female Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents is 42.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents is White.

Gender Composition

158k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 9,747

66.1k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 6,311

70.5% of Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. Black

81.1% of Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.03% of Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Asian is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents.

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Age by Gender

42.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.786

42.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.24

The median age of Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents is 42.8, and Male employees are generally 0.0621 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents is Business but a relatively high number of Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents hold a major in Math & Statistics.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Programming, and Persuasion.

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