Insurance Sales Agents


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


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Insurance Agents, Brokers, & Service
  2. Fire, Marine, And Casualty Insurance
  3. Life Insurance
  4. Medical Service And Health Insurance
  5. Title Insurance

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 6,020 23.59 11.24 29.76 49,060 23,390 61,900
Joplin MSA 100 20.56 8.61 26.53 42,760 17,910 55,190
Columbia MSA 70 26.68 12.64 33.70 55,490 26,280 70,100
St Joseph MSA 30 29.38 11.92 38.12 61,120 24,800 79,280
Springfield MSA 480 22.24 14.80 25.96 46,260 30,770 54,010
St Louis MSA 2,520 22.56 13.33 27.18 46,920 27,730 56,520
Kansas City* 1,310 26.69 10.04 35.02 55,519 20,892 72,832
Central Region* 340 22.77 10.89 28.70 47,354 22,659 59,701
Northwest Region* 70 23.83 10.58 30.45 49,564 22,006 63,343
Ozark Region* 510 22.65 14.78 26.58 47,102 30,732 55,287
Southwest Region* 130 19.17 9.17 24.17 39,874 19,070 50,276
St. Charles* 100 23.75 18.57 26.35 49,410 38,622 54,803
St. Louis County* 1,840 22.99 13.28 27.84 47,814 27,624 57,909
West Central Region* 370 11.94 6.52 14.64 24,826 13,572 30,453

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 16,500 16,450 -50 -.30 420 Fair
Kansas City MSA 3,130 3,470 340 10.86 114 Outstanding
St Louis MSA 3,380 3,440 60 1.78 92 Great
Central Region* 1,000 1,110 110 11.00 36 Great
Northeast Region* 250 270 20 8.00 8 Outstanding
Northwest Region* 370 380 10 2.70 9 Great
Ozark Region* 880 980 100 11.36 33 Great
South Central Region* 220 240 20 9.09 7 Good
Southwest Region* 290 320 30 10.34 10 Outstanding
West Central Region* 330 350 20 6.06 10 Outstanding

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This profession generally requires Bachelor's degree in one of the following
Insurance