Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

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Total Workforce

221k

Average Age

42.5

Estimated Job Growth

6.18%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$148,909

Average Male Salary

$174,148

Average Female Salary

$95,552

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 $148,909 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents by wage are Economists, Actuaries, and Architectural & engineering managers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents are Battery Park City, Greenwich Village & Soho PUMA, NY, Upper East Side PUMA, NY, and Murray Hill, Gramercy & Stuyvesant Town 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, Murray Hill, Gramercy & Stuyvesant Town PUMA, NY, and Union City & Hoboken Cities PUMA, NJ.

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 Computer Systems Design. Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents are paid most in Park Slope, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Battery Park City, Greenwich Village & Soho PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$148,909

AVERAGE SALARY

± $8,512

In 2017, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents earned an average of $148,909, $96,844 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Actuaries make somewhat more than Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents while Economists 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

0.487

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.487, 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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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, by average wage, are Computer Systems Design, Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments, and Banking & related activities.

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Industries by Share

221k

2017 Workforce

± 11,524

3.8%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 7.18%

The number of people employed as Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents has been growing at a rate of 3.8%, from 212,571 people in 2016 to 220,654 people in 2017.

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  51.3%, followed by Nondepository credit & related activities with 24.7% and Banking & related activities with 18.4%.

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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 42.7 and of female Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents is 42, and the most common race/ethnicity for Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents is White.

Gender Composition

150k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 9,497

70.9k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 6,534

67.9% 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

84.5% of Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.05% 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

42.7

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.831

42

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.12

The median age of Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents is 42.5, and Male employees are generally 0.638 years older 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 Social Sciences.

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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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 7.4%, 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

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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