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Leasing Agent Salary

Leasing Agents in the United States can expect wages of $12.10 per hour on average. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly two in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by more than two-fifths. Work is enjoyable for Leasing Agents, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Leasing Agents (85 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$21,653 - $48,120
(Median)
$22K
$31K
$48K
MEDIAN: $30,757
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$9.68 - $15.61
(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
$21,653 - $48,120  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
Commission
$101.01 - $10,304  
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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$20,698 - $38,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 139
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
$9.68 - $15.61  
   
Overtime
$13.31 - $26.78  
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 - $5,152  
   
Commission
$101.01 - $10,304  
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).
)
$20,698 - $38,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 452
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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 may go on to top-notch roles like Community Association Manager, where median pay is $44K annually. When Leasing Agents are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Property Managers or Assistant Property Managers. Those roles pay an additional $14K and $8K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Leasing Agent


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Lucky workers who know Real Estate can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 20 percent above average. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Customer Relations are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 4 percent and 20 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Property Management. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in Customer Relations.

Pay by Experience Level for Leasing Agent

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $26K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $30K. Leasing Agents claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $32K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $31K.

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Experience Affects Leasing Agent Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 15%


National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Leasing Agent Salaries

Real Estate
up arrow 20%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 20%

Customer Relations
up arrow 4%

Sales
up arrow 3%

Account Management
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$27,000

Property Management
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 93 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: 59% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 39%