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
Southeast Minnesota 470180$37.73/hr$16.83/hr$19.70/hr$27.70/hr$43.06/hr$63.88/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial Activities8,730$41.69/hr
Professional and Business Services510$38.63/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/A$22.53/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 50$33.05/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 60$26.73/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 100$29.47/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 140$36.76/hr19.9%
Northwest Balance of State 150$42.22/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 180$23.07/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 230$23.96/hr-2.5%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 230$23.84/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 260$31.24/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 310$23.64/hr7.0%
St Cloud MN MSA 310$29.24/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 470$27.70/hr4.7%
Southeast Balance of State 480$27.51/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 690$25.61/hr2.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 7,530$45.23/hr4.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 7,720$44.54/hrN/A
Minnesota 9,240$41.58/hr4.0%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Insurance Underwriters 1,750$35.09/hr-8.4%
Loan Officers 8,550$35.96/hr8.1%
Credit Analysts 2,080$36.21/hr6.5%
Accountants and Auditors 23,210$33.06/hr9.4%
Loan Interviewers and Clerks 5,760$20.35/hr6.3%
Insurance Sales Agents 8,090$29.13/hr9.0%
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents 1,170$28.87/hr2.6%
Tax Preparers 1,350$26.02/hr10.7%
Fundraisers 1,990$27.64/hr11.0%
Financial Managers 15,750$60.42/hr16.8%

  • 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.
  • Inform and advise concerned parties regarding fluctuations or securities transactions affecting plans or accounts.
  • Review all securities transactions to ensure accuracy of information and conformance to governing agency regulations.
  • Prepare documents needed to implement plans selected by clients.
  • Discuss financial options with clients and keep them informed about transactions.
  • Prepare forms or agreements to complete sales.