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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 17020$34.19/hr$19.32/hr$23.15/hr$26.40/hr$37.91/hr$50.73/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities30$58.41/hr
Financial Activities7,810$34.50/hr
Professional and Business Services720$41.86/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 40$24.41/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 50N/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 60$22.95/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 100$28.64/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 120$30.37/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 120$27.16/hr8.1%
Rochester MN MSA 130$28.57/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 160$26.40/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 170$26.40/hr8.2%
Southeast Balance of State 190$24.87/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 240$22.47/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 250$40.41/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 260$27.96/hr5.3%
St Cloud MN MSA 320$30.46/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 350$22.76/hr7.5%
Central Minnesota 550$29.02/hr3.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 6,540$39.02/hr6.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 6,840$38.63/hrN/A
Minnesota 8,560$36.33/hr6.7%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Loan Officers 8,020$38.66/hr2.3%
Insurance Underwriters 2,080$37.79/hr-5.5%
Financial Specialists, All Other 1,460$37.13/hrN/A
Accountants and Auditors 28,730$37.36/hr4.4%
Loan Interviewers and Clerks 5,160$23.77/hr-2.0%
Financial Managers 14,990$65.23/hr15.5%
Tax Preparers 1,430$30.00/hr1.7%
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents 1,090$33.14/hr-2.5%
Credit Analysts 1,930$38.88/hr-5.3%
Insurance Sales Agents 9,540$30.34/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.