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Real Estate Analyst Salary

A big portion of take-home pay for Real Estate Analysts — one-third, in fact — arrives through commissions. This profession's median overall income is approximately $59K. Cash earnings for Real Estate Analysts — including $15K in bonuses and $5K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $39K to $85K depending on individual performance. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Male Real Estate Analysts are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,622 - $76,401
(Median)
$40K
$55K
$76K
MEDIAN: $55,475
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$14.48 - $36.29
(Median)
$14
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$36
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,622 - $76,401  
   
Bonus
$491.94 - $15,101  
Profit Sharing
$964 - $5,172  
Commission
$8,000 - $30,000  
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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$39,034 - $85,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 593
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$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.48 - $36.29  
   
Overtime
$22.08 - $50.65  
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
$491.94 - $15,101  
   
Commission
$8,000 - $30,000  
Profit Sharing
$964 - $5,172  
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).
)
$39,034 - $85,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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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


Real Estate Analysts seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Argus, Financial Modeling, and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 12 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Excel. Those familiar with Financial Analysis also tend to know Financial Modeling and Real Estate.

Pay by Experience Level for Real Estate Analyst

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $55K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $70K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Real Estate Analysts make a median salary of $71K. Real Estate Analysts who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $66K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 31 percent, Real Estate Analysts in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Real Estate Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+21 percent), Boston (+12 percent), Houston (+9 percent), and Los Angeles (+8 percent). Austin ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average. Dallas and Denver are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 12 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Real Estate Analyst Salaries



Late-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Real Estate Analyst Salaries

Argus
up arrow 25%



Loan Underwriting
up arrow 6%

Real Estate
0%

National Average
$59,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 12%