Insurance Agent Salary

The average pay for an Insurance Agent is $36,008 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Oral / Verbal Communication, Sales Management, and Account Sales.

$23,797 - $62,146
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$62K
MEDIAN: $36,008
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$9.86 - $19.30
(Median)
$9
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$23,797 - $62,146  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,198  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,072  
Commission
$0.00 - $39,866  
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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$23,052 - $63,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,892
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $19.30  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.88 - $5.31  
Overtime
$5.18 - $29.40  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,198  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $39,866  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,072  
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).
)
$23,052 - $63,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,007

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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

  • 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.
  • Sell insurance policies to businesses or individuals.
  • Utilize referrals, phone calls, mailings, and other forms of advertising to generate new customers.

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Insurance Agent Reviews

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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Experience Affects Insurance Agent Salaries




National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Insurance Agent Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 32%

Sales Management
up arrow 31%

Account Sales
up arrow 10%

Insurance
0%

Sales
0%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
0%

National Average
$36,000

Bilingual
up arrow 2%


Inside Sales
up arrow 9%

Customer Relations
up arrow 9%

licensed
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 526 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 46%