Insurance Sales Agents

Sell life, property, casualty, health, automotive, or other types of insurance. May refer clients to independent brokers, work as an independent broker, or be employed by an insurance company.

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $18.92/hr
Median: $27.57/hr
Experienced: $39.21/hr

Current Employment
1,436 (2019)

Projected Employment
1,490 (2030)

Growth for Insurance Sales Agents

2019 Jobs2030 JobsChange (2019 - 2030)% Change (2019 - 2030)

Industries Employing Insurance Sales Agents

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2019)% of Occupation in Industry (2019)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2019)
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages93765.2%47.3%
Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers25717.9%7.5%
Direct Life Insurance Carriers986.9%24.10%
Direct Property and Casualty Insurance Carriers654.5%23.1%
Third Party Administration of Insurance and Pension Funds161.1%6.7%

Occupational Skills

  • Customize insurance programs to suit individual customers, often covering a variety of risks.
  • Sell various types of insurance policies to businesses and individuals on behalf of insurance companies, including automobile, fire, life, property, medical and dental insurance, or specialized policies, such as marine, farm/crop, and medical malpractice.
  • Explain features, advantages, and disadvantages of various policies to promote sale of insurance plans.
  • Perform administrative tasks, such as maintaining records and handling policy renewals.
  • Seek out new clients and develop clientele by networking to find new customers and generate lists of prospective clients.