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

  Average 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.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 49.1716.0319.73 32.3663.07*
Alaska 43.7618.0822.57 31.2747.8890.89
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 49.2717.7924.53 35.1059.54*

* 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

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
19511 5.627.7 18.1
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation44
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation28
UI claimants previously working in occupation5
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 241
Number of job position postings 45
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.4

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