The average pay for an Insurance Agent is $36,776 per year. A skill in Account Management is associated with high pay for this job.

$24,041 - $62,475
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$37K
$62K
MEDIAN: $36,776
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$10.11 - $19.77
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MEDIAN: $14.18
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,041 - $62,475  
   
Bonus
$246.71 - $10,245  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,030  
Commission
$593 - $23,850  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$23,805 - $60,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,028
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $19.77  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.01  
Overtime
$14.90 - $32.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$246.71 - $10,245  
   
Commission
$593 - $23,850  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,030  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$23,805 - $60,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,253

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Job Description for Insurance Agent

Insurance is a general term for a type of prepaid policy that provides a policy holder with a financial benefit in case of calamity. Common kinds of policies include auto insurance, health insurance, life insurance, long-term disability coverage, and property/renter's insurance. An insurance agent typically sells one or more type of policy from an office environment such as an agency, brokerage firm, or insurance company. Insurance agents who work for a brokerage firm will likely sell policies from several different insurance companies, while those hired by an insurance company serve as salespeople for their company's products.

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Insurance Agent Tasks

  • Sell insurance policies to businesses or individuals.
  • Utilize referrals, phone calls, mailings, and other forms of advertising to generate new customers.
  • Process the paperwork to enroll customers in policies and calculate premiums.
  • Explain insurance policies to customers and help them customize policies to fit their needs.

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,482

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Insurance Agent Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Insurance Agent?

Insurance Agent in Phoenix:
"New Insurance Agent."
Pros: I enjoy helping people find the best coverage for their individual needs.
Cons: I do not like the drama in the office by my coworkers. They like to complain a lot and take the easy way out whenever they can. I do not like being micromanaged either.

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Key Stats for Insurance Agent

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 463 votes.
042
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Insurance Agent Salaries




National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Insurance Agent Salaries

Account Management
up arrow 14%


Salesforce
up arrow 7%




Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%


Sales
0%

National Average
$35,000


Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%



Problem Solving
up arrow 9%

Bilingual
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 463 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
dental benefits
None: 50%
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