What it takes
Being a State Farm agent isn’t for everyone. It takes a financial commitment, time, and effort to build your business and keep it thriving. You must be:
The Face of State Farm
As the face of State Farm in your community, you are an independent contractor and CEO of your business. Having your own business offers the flexibility you need to balance work and life.
You are an exclusive agent for State Farm products – and a marketing partner for a company that has been called "One of America’s Greatest Brands."1
You have more than 90 individual products to choose from to help State Farm customers.
From day one, your name is synonymous with an industry leader – the No. 1 insurer of cars and homes and one of the largest insurers in the United States.
You are the face of State Farm, with more than 68,000 Company employees behind you who are committed to helping you exceed customer expectations.
Your Business, Our Brand
You benefit from the significant investment State Farm makes to highlight the brand and support agents through local and national marketing and advertising efforts. From events like Major League Baseball's State Farm Home Run Derby, to national advertising campaigns, our efforts and events often showcase real State Farm agents.
Some of these efforts include high-profile professional and collegiate sports sponsorships and major media advertising.
Helping you get started
Few entrepreneurial opportunities offer the level of training and support provided by State Farm. That’s why we have one of the highest new agent retention rates in the industry.
Throughout the Selection Process, we help you work toward becoming an Approved Candidate. Approved Candidates who successfully complete a full-time, paid internship are appointed as 12-Month Term Independent Contractor Agents (TICA). This appointment includes a generous signing bonus and an additional bonus at the beginning of the second year.
As an independent contractor agent, you are responsible for all business expenses. State Farm also provides significant support to help you manage those expenses, including:
Your office may have your name on it, but you are not alone. Extensive, ongoing support is at your fingertips throughout your State Farm agent career:
Costs & Compensation
What does it cost?
Investment amounts can vary greatly by market. Imagine all the variables between establishing your business in a major city versus a small community or between moving into existing office space or establishing a brand new office.
As an independent contractor agent, you are responsible for all business expenses but State Farm provides significant support to help manage those expenses:
Once you've been selected, you begin a paid internship with complete State Farm employee benefits.
During the Selection Process, I will help guide you on specific cost considerations for the market area or areas you are interested in. Your current financial situation will be an important part of those discussions.
How does compensation work?
Compensation and benefits are among the reasons State Farm has such a high agent retention rate.
There are lots of ways State Farm agents earn compensation and qualify for travel and other incentives. Different products have different compensation structures, which your State Farm recruiting contact can outline for you in detail.
Your hard work, skills, and achievement may be rewarded through:
To assist you with retirement:
Why State Farm?
As a leader known for financial strength, community involvement, and customer service, State Farm is one of the most recognizable brands in North America. But that’s just the beginning.
Did you know State Farm:
Add to these facts the significant investment State Farm makes in partnerships to help build stronger, safer, better-educated communities, and your industry leader becomes a powerhouse corporate citizen.