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)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 348354 1.714 1934
United States 501,400551,200 9.921,400 28,30054,680

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 32.5913.4617.56 24.4937.2460.33
Alaska 32.5216.1819.26 25.3133.9052.40
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 31.1716.0418.75 24.6132.3552.48
Fairbanks North Star Borough 24.6514.7217.10 21.4830.4743.39
Balance of State 44.5522.1625.74 29.6447.70*

* 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
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

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)
2-Hour Employment Practices Liability
4-Hour Cyber Liability Coverage
4-Hour Personal Auto Policy
8-Hour Long Term Care, Initial
Alaska Credit Class for Car Dealer Finance Departments
Alaska Independent Adjuster License
Bail Bond License
Long Term Care 4-Hour Update
Managing General Agent License
Surplus Lines
The Life and Health Class