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
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 166170 2.44 1115
United States 375,700398,900 6.210,200 25,50038,030

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 44.7516.9820.92 29.9454.2298.14
Alaska 36.6019.6422.25 27.1033.4864.00
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 40.1119.4022.92 28.2237.9577.44
Balance of State 28.8619.8821.53 24.2129.6254.84

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

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