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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
Southeast Minnesota 21019$37.54/hr$20.21/hr$23.63/hr$28.96/hr$41.23/hr$63.85/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities190$30.63/hr
Financial Activities7,390$36.30/hr
Professional and Business Services250$48.00/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northwest Balance of State N/A$32.99/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 40N/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State 40$28.82/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 70$25.90/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 90$30.20/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 100$30.03/hr8.1%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 140$30.21/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 170N/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State 180$26.29/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 200$27.88/hr8.2%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 200$27.88/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 210$28.96/hr5.3%
Southwest Balance of State 240$23.81/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 290$36.94/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 350$24.06/hr7.5%
Central Minnesota 520$30.63/hr3.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 5,880$38.52/hr6.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 6,160$38.12/hrN/A
Minnesota 7,830$36.43/hr6.7%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Loan Officers 7,270$40.54/hr2.3%
Insurance Underwriters 1,970$38.92/hr-5.5%
Financial Specialists, All Other 1,050$38.99/hrN/A
Accountants and Auditors 30,370$38.52/hr4.4%
Loan Interviewers and Clerks 4,320$24.06/hr-2.0%
Financial Managers 16,400$74.37/hr15.5%
Tax Preparers 1,100$23.71/hr1.7%
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents 1,050$35.29/hr-2.5%
Credit Analysts 1,660$37.42/hr-5.3%
Insurance Sales Agents 8,840$38.23/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.