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Leasing Agent Salary

Leasing Agents in the United States take home an average $12.13 per hour. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Leasing Agents, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (85 percent) of Leasing Agents who took the survey are female. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly two in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by more than two-fifths. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$21,904 - $48,603
(Median)
$22K
$31K
$49K
MEDIAN: $31,116
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$9.70 - $15.57
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$21,904 - $48,603  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,078  
Commission
$142.98 - $11,545  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,752 - $39,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 167
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.70 - $15.57  
   
Overtime
$12.19 - $25.95  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,078  
   
Commission
$142.98 - $11,545  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$20,752 - $39,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 565

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Job Description for Leasing Agent

Leasing agents are responsible for assisting property managers in the leasing of apartments and other rental properties. They are in charge of marketing openings to potential clients on behalf of the property management, serving as the point of contact for clients searching for rentals, meeting with clients face to face, and providing site tours as requested. They also work with various marketing outlets such as newspapers and television stations to get advertisements out in a timely manner. Leasing agents also assist with rental paperwork and background checks. Additionally, they provide assistance to property managers related to rented properties, performing tasks such as collecting rent, organizing repairs, and handling renters' issues.

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Leasing Agent Tasks

  • Screen applicants, collect deposits, and handle leasing applications, contracts, and renewals.
  • Assist with advertising available units, update listings, design ads, and conduct tours.
  • Provide information about units to potential renters.
  • Help customers understand leasing contracts and fill out paperwork correctly.

Common Career Paths for Leasing Agent


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Leasing Agents' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Community Association Manager. The average Community Association Manager brings home $44K per year. It is quite typical for Leasing Agents to transition into roles as Property Managers or Assistant Property Managers, where reported median earnings are $14K and $8K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Leasing Agent


Survey results suggest that Leasing Agents use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Real Estate, Customer Relationship Management, Leasing Software, and Customer Relations are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 20 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Property Management. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed in Customer Relations.

Pay by Experience Level for Leasing Agent

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $27K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $30K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $31K. Leasing Agents with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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Experience Affects Leasing Agent Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 12%


National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Leasing Agent Salaries

Real Estate
up arrow 20%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 20%

Leasing Software
up arrow 5%

Sales
up arrow 3%

Customer Relations
up arrow 3%

Account Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$27,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Property Management
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 40%
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