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Real Estate Analyst Salary (United States)

A big portion of take-home pay for Real Estate Analysts — just under one in three, in fact — arrives through commissions. This profession's median overall income is approximately $58K. In the world of Real Estate Analysts, overall income ranges from $39K near the bottom to $85K at the top; this can include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Real Estate Analysts. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Real Estate Analysts greatly outnumber their female counterparts. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Real Estate Analyst Salary (?
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$39,543 - $76,263
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MEDIAN: $55,023
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Real Estate Analyst Salary (?
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$12.58 - $32.82
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,543 - $76,263  
   
Bonus
$495.51 - $15,185  
Profit Sharing
$650 - $5,087  
Commission
$5,918 - $89,396  
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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$38,715 - $85,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 581
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.58 - $32.82  
   
Overtime
$22.02 - $48.77  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$495.51 - $15,185  
   
Commission
$5,918 - $89,396  
Profit Sharing
$650 - $5,087  
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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$38,715 - $85,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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Job Description for Real Estate Analyst

Real estate analysts are responsible for managing their organization's real estate holdings. Analysts continuously watch real estate markets where their company or clients have property, ensuring that any changes in that region are prepared for and any positive shifts can be capitalized on. Analysts are in charge of researching new areas to invest in and identifying opportune moments to sell current property. An analyst's responsibilities may include preparing weekly or monthly meetings for upper management to keep them abreast of developments, as well as working with buyers and answering their questions about the company's properties.
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Real Estate Analyst Tasks
  • Coordinate budgets and service level agreements with property managers.
  • Research legal documents and public records to assess the status of the title and perform due diligence.
  • Oversee financial performance of a real estate portfolio, including cash flow and acquisition strategies.
  • Underwrite and negotiate real estate transactions like purchases, dispositions, and leases.

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Popular Skills for Real Estate Analyst

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Argus, Financial Modeling, and Loan Underwriting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent, 16 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. The majority of those who know Financial Analysis also know Financial Modeling and Real Estate.

Pay Difference By Location

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$58,000
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New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Real Estate Analysts, 35 percent above the national average. Real Estate Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+22 percent), Boston (+14 percent), Houston (+11 percent), and Seattle (+10 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 13 percent south of the national average, can be found in Dallas. Below-median salaries also turn up in Austin and Miami (12 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Real Estate Analyst Salaries

National Average
$58,000

Skills That Affect Real Estate Analyst Salaries

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National Average
$58,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 138 votes.

Gender

Female
23%
female alumni
 
Male
77%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 12%