How Much do Insurance Agents Make in California?

Do insurance agents in California make a lot of money? What is the average pay for California insurance agents?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, insurance agents in California earn an average of $75,360 a year, equivalent to $36.23 an hour.

This is 11% more than insurance agents nationwide and 23% more than the typical California worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
California Insurance Agent Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $74.71 $155,390
75th $40.11 $83,430
50th $25.46 $52,950
25th $18.28 $38,020
10th $14.91 $31,010
California Insurance Agents Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Bakersfield $23.10 $48,050
Chico $27.94 $58,110
El Centro $29.14 $60,610
Fresno $33.93 $70,560
Los Angeles $30.17 $62,750
Merced $18.11 $37,660
Modesto $32.95 $68,530
Napa $34.27 $71,280
Oxnard $37.09 $77,140
Redding $28.82 $59,950
Riverside $29.10 $60,540
Sacramento $44.08 $91,690
Salinas $30.02 $62,440
San Diego $38.15 $79,350
San Francisco $52.87 $109,960
San Jose $43.11 $89,670
San Luis Obispo $26.00 $54,080
Santa Barbara $35.90 $74,670
Santa Cruz $27.26 $56,700
Santa Rosa $41.42 $86,140
Stockton $31.50 $65,520
Vallejo $32.44 $67,470
Visalia $38.04 $79,130
California Insurance Agent Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $36.23 $75,360
2018 $36.74 $76,420
2017 $37.36 $77,700
2016 $37.82 $78,670
2015 $35.78 $74,420
2014 $34.38 $71,510
2013 $35.58 $74,010
2012 $36.23 $75,360
2011 $36.12 $75,140