How much does an insurance agent make?

All types of insurance. My cousin is an insurance agent and seems to be very comfortable. She never went to college either. She started working for a company when she was 18 and and worked there for 10 years and then switched companies. She has a house and a dog. How much do you think she makes? (I'm jealous because here I am a senior in college looking for a job and having no luck and she can just work and have no education.) ball park!

Asked By: - 11/15/2011
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Ryan is right in his range. However I would like to point out a few other things. It sounds like you have regrets that you are getting you eduction. Selling Insurance is not for everyone. You have to have 'people skills' and if you cousin is making good money, I am sure she works some nights and maybe some weekends... More
Answered By: Mark - 11/15/2011
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They work on commission. They can make over $100k or barely above minimum wage. Depends in your sales skills
Answered By: Ryan M - 11/15/2011
Having college education does not mean the world will be beating down your door to... More
Answered By: ziggy2zigga - 11/15/2011
My husband is an Agent for State Farm. Not sure if you are talking about an Agent, who runs the entire Agency or somebody that is simply licensed and works AT an agency... More
Answered By: Livvi - 11/15/2011
It wil depend on which type of insurance you are looking to sell. However if you are selling products that have a renewal commission than you can earn quite a bit of money definately six figures
Answered By: Michael Burns - 11/15/2011
They can make six figures. But it all depends on your experience and your ambition to achieve more. The pay is based on commission. If you don't sell you don't make money. You have to work hard... More
Answered By: KL - 11/15/2011 . . .in your zip code. She's probably making somewhere between $50K and $400K. Yep, in insurance, performance matters more than credentials. It's d**n hard work, though. Maybe she'll tell you how to follow in her footsteps.
Answered By: mbrcatz - 11/16/2011
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