Insurance Sales Agents (41-3021)

Occupation description:  Sell life, property, casualty, health, automotive, or other types of insurance. May refer clients to independent brokers, work as an independent broker, or be employed by an insurance company.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 354364 2.81 910
United States 466,100509,500 9.34,350 12,24016,580

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 32.5813.1917.07 24.0337.0961.57
Alaska 29.0315.8118.20 23.5229.3540.47
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 28.8815.3617.27 21.5428.5542.36
Fairbanks North Star Borough 25.8118.9621.64 25.3028.7730.92
Southeast Region 30.7319.5623.03 28.2535.4052.44
Balance of State 36.9621.6224.89 28.9636.9358.14

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
42835 8.234.7 26.1
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation92
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation67
UI claimants previously working in occupation20
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 278
Number of job position postings 30
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 9.3

Alaska Licensing Information

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

Insurance License Preparation of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Alaska Credit Class for Car Dealer Finance Departments
Insurance - Alaska Independent Adjuster License
Insurance - Bail Bond License
Insurance - Ethics
Insurance - Long Term Care 4-hour Update
Insurance - Managing General Agent License
Insurance - Property/Casualty
Insurance - Surplus Lines
Insurance - The Life and Health Class