Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

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2019 Workforce
215k
Average Age
42.4
Estimated Job Growth
6.18%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$156,688
Average Male Salary
$178,969
Average Female Salary
$98,339

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 $156,688 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents by wage are Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers.

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, Chelsea, Clinton & Midtown Business District PUMA, NY, and Upper East Side PUMA, NY.

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 Lessors of real estate, and offices of real estate agents and brokers. 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

$156,688
AVERAGE SALARY
± $9,211

In 2019, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents earned an average of $156,688, $101,164 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers make somewhat more than Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents while Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers 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

0.504
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.504, which is higher than than the national average of 0.478. 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

215k
2019 Workforce
± 11,385
-3.81%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 7.7%

The number of people employed as Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents has been declining at a rate of -3.81%, from 223,875 people in 2018 to 215,356 people in 2019.

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  59.8%, followed by Nondepository credit & related activities with 22.4% and Banking & related activities with 12.7%.

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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 41.9 and of female Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents is 43.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

156k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 9,687
59.5k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 5,988

72.4% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

74.3% of Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.14% of Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Asian (Non-Hispanic) 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

41.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.825
43.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.27

The median age of Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents is 42.4, and Male employees are generally 1.48 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 Business.

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 Critical Thinking, Reading Comprehension, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Mathematics, and Persuasion.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.85%, but Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents are expected to see a growth of 6.18% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

6.18%
ESTIMATED GROWTH
6.85%
NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2018 to 2028) for Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents. This profession is expected to grow lower than 6.85%, the average rate of national job growth.

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