Salary for Sales Agents, Securities and Commodities

Also known as:  Commodities Broker, Commodity Trader, Equity Trader, Investment Banker, Municipal Bond Trader, Mutual Fund Sales Agent, Securities Trader, Stock Broker, Stock Trader helps finance professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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A sales agent working in securities and commodities works with individuals, organizations and businesses to create and implement financial plans based on the buying and selling of securities in trading and investment firms. They work as a sounding board for consumer concerns as clients work towards deciding which securities could lead to the most profitable outcomes. They work diligently to identify new clients and maintain a secure and growing database of existing clients. They keep detailed reports of client interactions and financial transactions. Additionally, they customize financial plans to an individual or company's budget, goals and needs. A four year degree is generally required for employment in this professional post.

A Securities or Commodities Sales Agent usually gets salaries between 72000 to 108000 depending on the level of seniority. Sales Agents, Securities and Commodities can get an average pay level of Ninety Five Thousand Two Hundred dollars annually.

Sales Agents, Securities and Commodities receive the highest salary in Connecticut, where they can get an average salary rate of close to $161110. People working these jobs are compensated at the highest average salary in Utilities, where they can earn average wages of $133710.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 4.49 percent nationwide in that time.
Sales Agents, Securities and Commodities tend to make the most in the following industries
Wholesale Trade $133,710
Utilities $112,700
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $109,710
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $106,150
Management of Companies and Enterprises $101,980
Information $99,690
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Other Services (except Public Administration) $57,310
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $70,600
Retail Trade $72,570
Manufacturing $81,480
Public Administration $91,100
Finance and Insurance $94,700