Leasing Agents in the United States can expect wages of $12.67 per hour on average. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — career duration and the specific company are driving factors as well. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 83 percent of Leasing Agents are female. While more than a third report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and approximately half have dental, as well. Most Leasing Agents report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,968 - $59,115
$25K
$37K
$59K
MEDIAN: $36,557
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50%
90%

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$9.90 - $15.44
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MEDIAN: $12.67
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,968 - $59,115  
   
Bonus
$98.72 - $7,122  
Profit Sharing
$750  
Commission
$306.39 - $12,341  
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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$21,308 - $43,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 152
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.90 - $15.44  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.63  
Overtime
$13.59 - $24.40  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$98.72 - $7,122  
   
Commission
$306.39 - $12,341  
Profit Sharing
$750  
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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$21,308 - $43,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 508

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Leasing Agent


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As Leasing Agents transition into upper-level roles such as Community Association Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Property, Real Estate, or Community Association Managers earn $45K on average per year. A common career progression for a Leasing Agent is to become a Property Manager or an Assistant Property Manager. Compared to Leasing Agents, the first group earns $13K more on average, and the second group earns $7K more.

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Popular Skills for Leasing Agent


Leasing Agents seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Contract Negotiation, Social Media Marketing, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 125 percent, 19 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Account 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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $28K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $30K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $32K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $31K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $28,857

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Chicago offers some of the highest pay in the country for Leasing Agents, 37 percent above the national average. Leasing Agents will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+21 percent), Dallas (+10 percent), Orlando (+5 percent), and Nashville (+5 percent). Tampa is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 13 percent. Employers in Las Vegas and Houston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (11 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Leasing Agent

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.
060
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Leasing Agent Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 6%


National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Leasing Agent Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 125%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 19%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 13%

Property Management
up arrow 7%

Leasing
up arrow 6%

Real Estate
up arrow 3%

up arrow 2%


Customer Service
0%

National Average
$29,000


Account Management
up arrow 3%

Bilingual
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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