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

67.7k salaries reported, updated at June 17, 2021
per year

The average salary for a insurance agent is $57,612 per year in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Work from home
  • 401(k) matching
  • Paid time off
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Most common benefits for Insurance Agents

  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Work from home
  • 401(k) matching
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule
  • Vision insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Disability insurance
  • License reimbursement
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Salary satisfaction

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46% of Insurance agents in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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Do insurance agents get paid hourly?

Yes, it is possible for insurance agents to get paid by the hour. But many also get paid a salary. It varies from employer to employer.

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