Insurance Sales Agents


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+5.5% (as fast as the average)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent


What Insurance Sales Agents Do

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.

Other Job Titles Insurance Sales Agents May Have

Insurance Agent, Insurance Broker, Insurance Sales Agent, Sales Agent, Sales Associate, Sales Representative, Underwriting Sales Representative

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Broker ,

Veracity Insurance Solutions, LLC

On a daily basis, I help insurance agents place risks that are harder to place. I get to work usually around 7 am and I spend my morning checking and responding to emails. I go to a lot of meetings about policy renewals, I take phone calls from prospective clients, and keep in touch with current clients in order to increase our business.

Insurance Agent ,

Texas Farm Bureau

Arrive 30 minutes before the office opens to catch up on emails or voicemails before the phone starts ringing. Follow through with scheduled appointments, and set new appointments. I can leave early or work late depending on my production for the day. I try to finish up everything on my desk each day that can be completed.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Customize insurance programs to suit individual customers, often covering a variety of risks.
  • Sell various types of insurance policies to businesses and individuals on behalf of insurance companies, including automobile, fire, life, property, medical and dental insurance, or specialized policies, such as marine, farm/crop, and medical malpractice.
  • Explain features, advantages, and disadvantages of various policies to promote sale of insurance plans.
  • Perform administrative tasks, such as maintaining records and handling policy renewals.
  • Seek out new clients and develop clientele by networking to find new customers and generate lists of prospective clients.

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