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Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents

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.   (O'Net 41-3031.00)

 
Reported job titles:   Commodities Broker, Commodity Trader, Equity Trader, Investment Banker, Municipal Bond Trader, Mutual Fund Sales Agent, Securities Trader, Stock Broker, Stock Trader
 
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Sales Agents, Securities and Commodities
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 18.15   $ 26.64   $ 38.51   $ 71.86   $100.00+   $ 57.81  
    Yearly $37,750   $55,410   $80,110   $149,480   $208,000+   $120,250  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 20.65   $ 31.32   $ 48.08   $ 98.94   $100.00+   $ 66.20  
    Yearly $42,950   $65,150   $100,000   $205,790   $208,000+   $137,690  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 20.48   $ 25.43   $ 30.27   $ 56.31   $100.00+   $ 54.32  
    Yearly $42,590   $52,900   $62,970   $117,120   $208,000+   $112,990  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 16.40   $ 22.18   $ 34.61   $ 60.32   $ 99.18   $ 47.40  
    Yearly $34,120   $46,140   $71,980   $125,480   $206,290   $98,590  
     
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    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
    + This wage is equal to or greater than $100.00 per hour or $208,000 per year.
     


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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 558 566 0.1% 11
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Securities, commodity contracts, and other financial investments and related activities 46.6%
    Credit intermediation and related activities 38.3%
    Self-employed workers, all industries 7.0%
    Management of companies and enterprises 3.7%
    Insurance carriers and related activities 2.3%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


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    License Name Licensing Agency
    Broker-Dealer Agent Vermont Department of Financial Regulation
    Securities Division
     
    source: Vermont Department of Labor, Licensed & Certified Occupations in Vermont, 2015.
     


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