Real Estate Agent Salary (United States)

A Real Estate Agent earns an average salary of $41,945 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Real Estate Agent Total Pay (?
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$23,246 - $102,697
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MEDIAN: $41,944
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Real Estate Agent Total Pay (?
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$8.59 - $25.34
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$23,246 - $102,697  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,681  
Commission
$970 - $83,246  
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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$23,158 - $112,704  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 431
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$8.59 - $25.34  
   
Overtime
$0.67 - $25.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,681  
   
Commission
$970 - $83,246  
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).
)
$23,158 - $112,704  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 431
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Job Description for Real Estate Agent

Real estate agents work with clients in order to facilitate the sale and purchase of property and houses. Real estate agents review property value and similar sale prices in an area to determine reasonable prices for selling and buying property. Not every deal is cut and dry though, and at times real estate agents will have to work through lengthy negotiations in order to satisfy all parties involved in the transfer of property. It is in the best interest for a real estate agent to earn as much money for a sale or purchase as possible, as they often work on commission based on the final sale price of a property.
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Real Estate Agent Tasks
  • Build and develop relationships with clients online and in person.
  • Negotiate with involved parties to reach agreement and transfer properties.
  • Facilitate the sale and purchase of properties by working with sellers, buyers, and intermediaries.
  • Document all interactions and negotiations, including legal documents.

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Pay by Experience Level for Real Estate Agent

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

Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
up arrow 89%
Atlanta
up arrow 62%
Los Angeles
up arrow 35%
New York
up arrow 19%
National Average
$47,000
Houston
up arrow 22%
Dallas
up arrow 22%
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Experience Affects Real Estate Agent Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 37%
Mid-Career
up arrow 36%
Late-Career
up arrow 33%
National Average
$47,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
55%
female alumni
 
Male
45%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 36% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 62%
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