Salary for Insurance Sales Agents

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Also known as:  Health Insurance Sales Agent, Insurance Agent, Insurance Broker, Life Insurance Agent, Life Insurance Salesperson, Pension Agent helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Insurance sales agents market and reach out to clients in an effort to sell and provide a variety of insurance policies. Policies may include health, property, casualty, automotive or home coverage that could aid businesses and individuals alike. Insurance sales agents work between policy holders and company management to determine plans that meet client needs, interests and budgets. They aide clients in calculating policy estimates and maintain detailed records of all policy transactions. They quickly and efficiently answer client questions concerning policies, comparisons and scenarios leading to the need for insurance coverage. In general, a four year university degree is required for employment in this professional post.

A Insurance Sales Agent will most likely earn wages that can range from $29,000 - $127,840 depending on experience and talent. can expect an average pay level of sixty-nine thousand one hundred dollars annually.

have the best average pay in District of Columbia, where they earn normal pay levels of just about $101,790. People with this job title can receive the highest pay in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they can receive normal pay levels of $78,280.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 24.10 percent nationwide in that time.


Insurance Sales Agents tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Health Care and Social Assistance
Finance and Insurance
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Public Administration
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Wholesale Trade
Retail Trade
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Public Administration
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