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Insurance sales agents
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Average pay: $79,741
  Salary Total compensation
(includes bonus)
75% in this career make more than: $50,070 $55,164
50% in this career make more than: $61,241 $72,362
25% in this career make more than: $69,584 $96,499
Top potential compensation (5% make more):   $166,010

10-year job growth: 6.55%
Total jobs 2004: 399,652
Forecast 2014: 425,838
Average annual growth (including new jobs and net replacement): 12,169

Career description
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.

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