Running your own business as an independent contractor requires commitment of time, energy, and resources. Few opportunities offer the level of support provided by State Farm. Continue to learn more below, or if you're ready to begin, click the Contact a Recruiter button.

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How does compensation work?

You can earn commission, potential travel, and other compensation by helping customers. This is a business opportunity for which you, as an independent contractor, have the potential for both profit and loss.

What does it cost?

Startup costs and expenses vary based on business decisions, location, and cost of living. There is no minimum or maximum amount of capital that will be needed by you to set up and operate your business; the decision of how much investment you make into your business is your decision as an independent contractor agent.

Becoming a State Farm agent was the best career decision I’ve ever made.


Once selected for an opportunity, training lasts about 17 weeks and includes:

State Farm product training

With about 100 products to offer, you’ll need an understanding of what they are and what each product can do for customers.

Business management and team leadership

Running a business and leading a team are big responsibilities. Get the training to sharpen your skills as you step out into an opportunity like no other.

Field development: a hands-on experience with an agent

While the sign may have your name on it, you’re not in this opportunity alone. Agents and State Farm staff are available to mentor, consult and help you prepare early on, and along the way.

Perseverance. Discipline. The traits of professional athletes pay dividends when you’re in business for yourself.


State Farm agents are independent contractors who hire their own employees. State Farm agents’ employees are not employees of State Farm. Agents are responsible for and make all employment decisions regarding their employees.

Reasonable Accommodation Assistance

If you need assistance during the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting Career Center Support or your State Farm® contact.

State Farm is an equal opportunity employer.

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