Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (41-3031)

Occupation description:  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.

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

  Employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 168169 0.60 33
United States 341,500374,000 9.53,250 5,8909,140

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 46.8515.8919.55 30.6658.63*
Alaska 46.1319.9423.22 29.6852.93*
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 50.7819.8924.58 31.8063.38*

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.


Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
17412 6.929.4 20.0
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation29
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation20
UI claimants previously working in occupation3
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 268
Number of job position postings 52
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.2

Alaska Licensing Information


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

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training