Insurance Sales Agent Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Insurance Sales Agent is $34,746 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Field Sales, Commercial, Account Sales, and Sales Management.
Insurance Sales Agent Total Pay (?
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$22,551 - $62,020
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MEDIAN: $34,745
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Insurance Sales Agent Total Pay (?
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$9.51 - $17.98
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$22,551 - $62,020  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,147  
Profit Sharing
$495.09 - $14,356  
Commission
$762 - $36,136  
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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$22,130 - $63,279  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,881
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.51 - $17.98  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.04 - $2.75  
Overtime
$5.86 - $29.16  
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 - $10,147  
   
Commission
$762 - $36,136  
Profit Sharing
$495.09 - $14,356  
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).
)
$22,130 - $63,279  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,881
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Job Description for Insurance Sales Agent

Insurance sales agents are people who help others choose from many different insurance policies that suit their needs and their lives. They can work with individuals and families, and even with small or large businesses. Some insurance agents, such as captive agents, sell only what their company has to offer. Independent insurance agents may represent several companies. Insurance sales agents can sell life, health, disability, and long-term care insurance. These agents sell products that can help protect a business or individual from financial loss. They serve as a first contact for the customer. Insurance sales agents prepare reports, seek out new business, and maintain records. They maintain a close relationship with their clients and advise them of changes that occur or may occur in their coverage. In some cases, insurance sales agents even travel door-to-door trying to find new clients. Most agents have a college degree in business or economics. In some circumstances, companies may hire a high school graduate who has proven his or her sales ability. Every insurance sales agent has to be licensed and have a separate license if he or she chooses to sell life, health, property, or casualty insurance. Every insurance agent has the ability to advance to a higher position within his or her company. These agents can provide people with safety and comfort by letting them know that they, their families, their businesses, and their homes are safe from danger and risk. Being an agent can be a very daunting and intimidating occupation, but it also comes with the gratification of knowing that you are helping others.
Insurance Sales Agent Tasks
  • Prepares reports, seek out new business, and maintains records.
  • Serves as a first contact with the customer.
  • Sells products that protect businesses or individuals from financial loss.
  • Maintains relationship with clients, and advises of changes in coverage.

Common Career Paths for Insurance Sales Agent

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Pay by Experience Level for Insurance Sales Agent

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Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Los Angeles
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San Diego
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Philadelphia
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Houston
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Phoenix
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Tampa
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San Antonio
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Atlanta
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Dayton
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National Average
$35,000
Chicago
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Jacksonville
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Orlando
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Cincinnati
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Corpus Christi
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Experience Affects Insurance Sales Agent Salaries

National Average
$35,000

Skills That Affect Insurance Sales Agent Salaries

Marketing Communications
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Sales
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Inside Sales
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Insurance
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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National Average
$35,000
Customer Relations
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Spanish Language
up arrow 9%
Microsoft Office
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Computer Service
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Gender

Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
35%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 42%
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