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Insurance Broker

Find out how to become an insurance broker in the finance sector. Get information on wages, job growth, essential skills and qualifications.

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The current average salary of an Insurance Broker is $61,000 - $107,000 annually


Insurance brokers act on behalf of their client to give specialist advice on insurance. They assess a client’s risk to provide insurance advise based on their needs. In most cases, insurance brokers act on behalf of the client and not the insurer. The industry will grow very strongly over the next 5 years.

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Key skills

Insurance brokers act on behalf of the client, determining their financial requirements and risks before suggesting suitable insurance products.

  • Strong analytical skills with an aptitude for numbers and calculations
  • Accuracy in compiling data and attention to detail
  • Sound understanding of finance and mortgage concepts
  • Excellent negotiating and communication skills
  • Needs to be reliable, trustworthy and have strong interpersonal skills to build a relationship with clients

Quick facts

The future is bright for insurance brokers with jobs expected to rise from 34,500 in 2017 to 40,200 in 2022. Most brokers are male (63.4%) and have a university degree.

  • Average Hours Worked
    40.4 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Financial and insurance services; wholesale trade; and rental, hiring and real estate services
  • Average qualification level
    31.5% Advanced Diploma/Diploma

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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