Insurance agent

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How much does an Insurance Agent make in the United States?

Average base salary
28k salaries reported, updated at May 26, 2020
per year
The average salary for a insurance agent is $57,298 per year in the United States.
Most common benefits
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Loan repayment program

Where can an Insurance Agent earn more?

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What does an Insurance Agent do?

The primary responsibility of an insurance agent is to sell life, health, car and property policies. An insurance agent should advance the products offered by the company to individual persons, companies, businesses and any other type of organization that may require services provided by the company.

Working as an Insurance Agent

The duties and responsibilities of an insurance agent include:

  • Selling different kinds of insurance policies that are offered by the company.
  • Making sure there is consistent communication with new clients.
  • Conducting a thorough inspection when he/ she sells a property or car insurance.
  • Making sure that new clients meet all the requirements set by the company.
  • Coming up with new plans and customizing existing plans for different clients.
Frequently asked questions
Common questions about being an Insurance Agent

How does an insurance agent develop different packages for their clients?

Every client has a different and unique need; therefore, an insurance agent must identify the necessities of the client and propose a product that suits them most.

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What is the main difference between a broker and an insurance agent?

The main difference is that an insurance agent works directly for the insurance company while an insurance broker is independent of the company and may promote products from different companies at the same time.

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Will I save money by going directly to the insurer instead of going through an insurance agent?

The standard distribution cost is the same. This implies that the cost will remain the same regardless of whether you go to an insurer or an insurance agent.

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As an Insurance agent what does risk management involve?

How many hours is an insurance agent expected to work?