Real Estate Assistant Salary (United States)

Women make up the vast majority of Real Estate Assistants in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $13.50 per hour. The top of the range reaches $19.32, and the bottom approaches $9.87 per hour. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this profession enjoy health benefits; medical and dental coverage is claimed by 25 percent, and 10 percent earn vision coverage. The majority of Real Estate Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Real Estate Assistant Salary (?
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$19,795 - $50,413
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MEDIAN: $35,107
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Real Estate Assistant Salary (?
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$9.87 - $19.32
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,795 - $50,413  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,054  
Commission
$1,208 - $15,205  
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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$20,747 - $48,793  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 216
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.87 - $19.32  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $27.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,054  
   
Commission
$1,208 - $15,205  
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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$20,747 - $48,793  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 339
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Job Description for Real Estate Assistant

A real estate assistant holds a position with duties similar to many other administrative positions in other industries. The real estate assistant is a mix of a realtor and a secretary, as they typically handle incoming telephone calls, client contacts, open-house scheduling, copy-making, and creation of clerical reports and spreadsheets, in addition to other supporting tasks. Property management may also be a key component of the real estate assistant's position, which includes making sure tenants pay rent, fulfilling work order requests, managing lease agreements, and filing eviction paperwork. Another main aspect of the real estate assistant's position is marketing available properties through methods such as posting brochures or advertisements online, creating open house events, scheduling tours of the properties, and handling any incoming queries from prospective clients.
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Real Estate Assistant Tasks
  • Perform general lease administration and file management.
  • Perform abstract leases, create reports and update websites.
  • Direct marketing and research.

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Popular Skills for Real Estate Assistant

Survey results suggest that Real Estate Assistants use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Contract Management and Social Media Marketing. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know Marketing Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Real Estate Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. In five to 10 years time, starting salaries of $30K can reach $33K. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $34K. Real Estate Assistants experience only minor salary growth after working for two decades, bringing in around $40K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 18 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; more than half of respondents fit between this range.

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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Naples
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Houston
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Seattle
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Dallas
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Denver
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National Average
$31,000
San Diego
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Surpassing the national average by 35 percent, Real Estate Assistants in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Naples, Bellevue, Houston, and Seattle, top-paying markets where Real Estate Assistants rake in more than the national norm (+32 percent, +32 percent, +28 percent, and +23 percent). With compensation 7 percent below the national average, San Diego is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

Real Estate Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as a Real Estate Assistant?
Real Estate Assistant in Beverly Hills:
"Intense."
Pros: Working with people, working under pressure.
Cons: Making mistakes.

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Experience Affects Real Estate Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Real Estate Assistant Salaries

Real Estate
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Marketing Management
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National Average
$31,000
Customer Service
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Office Administration
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Social Media Marketing
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Contract Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
91%
female alumni
 
Male
9%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 25% dental benefits Dental: 14%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 74%
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