A Real Estate Agent earns an average salary of $46,129 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$24,654 - $101,495
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$25K
$46K
$100K
MEDIAN: $46,129
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$9.72 - $30.00
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$24,654 - $101,495  
   
Bonus
$4.70 - $14,975  
Profit Sharing
$4,913  
Commission
$405.47 - $101,014  
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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$25,274 - $106,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 437
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.72 - $30.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.35  
Overtime
$23.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$4.70 - $14,975  
   
Commission
$405.47 - $101,014  
Profit Sharing
$4,913  
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).
)
$25,274 - $106,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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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

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Experience Affects Real Estate Agent Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 57%

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 23%

National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Real Estate Agent Salaries

National Average
$48,000

Sales
up arrow 3%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 18%

Customer Service
up arrow 19%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
medical benefits
Vision: 26%
dental benefits
None: 59%
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