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Occupational Employment Statistics


41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents

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.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northeast Minnesota 14017$30.10/hr$18.83/hr$19.85/hr$25.18/hr$32.52/hr$48.00/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Financial Activities6,890$40.92/hr
Professional and Business Services630$26.02/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State 40$25.45/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 60$25.51/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 110$36.70/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 140$25.18/hr8.2%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 140$25.18/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 140$30.89/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 150$25.18/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 200$25.45/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 230$25.23/hr8.1%
St Cloud MN MSA 250$31.89/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 260$31.99/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 270$25.12/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 280$25.18/hr7.5%
Southeast Minnesota 300$28.58/hr5.3%
Central Minnesota 420$31.82/hr3.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 5,990$41.67/hr6.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 6,210$41.15/hrN/A
Minnesota 7,530$40.46/hr6.7%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Loan Officers 7,520$39.79/hr2.3%
Insurance Underwriters 2,410$34.02/hr-5.5%
Financial Specialists, All Other 1,780$37.77/hrN/A
Accountants and Auditors 27,490$38.67/hr4.4%
Loan Interviewers and Clerks 4,500$24.46/hr-2.0%
Financial Managers 14,300$64.41/hr15.5%
Tax Preparers 1,360$28.17/hr1.7%
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents 1,440$31.90/hr-2.5%
Credit Analysts 1,750$39.24/hr-5.3%
Insurance Sales Agents 8,520$32.24/hr2.6%

  • Monitor markets or positions.
  • Make bids or offers to buy or sell securities.
  • Agree on buying or selling prices at optimal levels for clients.
  • Buy or sell stocks, bonds, commodity futures, foreign currencies, or other securities on behalf of investment dealers.
  • Keep accurate records of transactions.
  • Review all securities transactions to ensure accuracy of information and conformance to governing agency regulations.
  • Discuss financial options with clients and keep them informed about transactions.
  • Devise trading, option, or hedge strategies.
  • Report all positions or trading results.
  • Inform other traders, managers, or customers of market conditions, including volume, price, competition, or dynamics.