Insurance Agent Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Insurance Agent is $36,059 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Sales Management, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Account Sales.
Insurance Agent Salary (?
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$23,642 - $62,971
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MEDIAN: $36,058
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Insurance Agent Salary (?
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$9.88 - $19.52
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$23,642 - $62,971  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,339  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,887  
Commission
$0.00 - $45,000  
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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$22,929 - $65,107  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,377
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.88 - $19.52  
   
Overtime
$1.00 - $29.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,339  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $45,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,887  
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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$22,929 - $65,107  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 756
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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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Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$36,000
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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

Sales Management
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Account Sales
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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National Average
$36,000
Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 431 votes.

Gender

Female
74%
female alumni
 
Male
26%
male alumni

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 45%