All data is specific to San Diego County

Fast Facts?

  • Average Annual Salary $32,140
  • Hourly Pay Entry Level: $20.76
    Median: $26.69
    Experienced: $42.05
  • Growth (2014-2019)11%
  • Openings (2014-2019)306
  • Current Employment 7,000
  • Projected Employment 7,210
  • Typical Entry-level Education High school diploma or equivalent

Insurance Sales Agents

Employment, 2004 - 2019

Top Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities

  • TECHNICAL
  • Insurance Sales
  • Business Planning
  • Sales Management
  • Outside Sales
  • Business Development
  • NON-TECHNICAL
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Customer Service
  • Self-Starter

occupational tasks

  • 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
  • Interview prospective clients to obtain data about their financial resources and needs, the physical condition of the person or property to be insured, and to discuss any existing coverage
  • Call on policyholders to deliver and explain policy, to analyze insurance programs and suggest additions or changes, or to change beneficiaries
  • Seek out new clients and develop clientele by networking to find new customers and generate lists of prospective clients
  • Ensure that policy requirements are fulfilled, including any necessary medical examinations and the completion of appropriate forms

Gender Breakdown: Male/Female (percentages)