Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents

General Information

Description

Buy and sell securities or commodities in investment and trading firms, or provide financial services to businesses and individuals. May advise customers about stocks, bonds, mutual funds, commodities, and market conditions.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit83.96%
  2. Self-employed13.51%
  3. Private, not for profit1.54%
  4. Federal government0.47%
  5. State and local government0.29%

Job Outlook

Employment of securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents is projected to grow 4 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations. Despite limited employment growth, about 42,500 openings for securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$64,770

State-by-state Salary

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$137,510
$40,540
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Education

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Mathematics
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • English Language
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