Salary for Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents

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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 find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

A securities, commodities and financial services sales agent 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. They possess excellent communication skills and may be called upon to discuss mutual funds, bonds, stocks and market conditions with interested clients. A four year degree is generally required for employment in this professional post.

A Securities, Commodities, or Financial Services Sales Agent can receive salaries ranging between $36,910 to $208,000 depending on experience and education levels. will most likely earn wages of ninety-six thousand five hundred and fourty dollars each year.

obtain the highest salaries in New York, where they can earn an average job salary of just about $160,430. People in this job function are compensated the highest in Wholesale Trade, where they can get pay of $130,260.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 6.02 percent nationwide in that time.


Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents tend to make the most in the following industries:

Wholesale Trade
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Retail Trade
Finance and Insurance
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