Real Estate Assistant Salary

Most Real Estate Assistants in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $14.14 per hour. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and years of experience are driving factors as well. A little less than one-fifth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and approximately one in ten collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Real Estate Assistants. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,325 - $53,505
$24K
$37K
$54K
MEDIAN: $37,066
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50%
90%

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$10.08 - $20.00
$10
$14
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MEDIAN: $14.14
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$0$53K
Salary $24,325 - $53,505
Bonus $610 - $10,411
Profit Sharing $7,000
Commission $1,532 - $24,468
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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$21,945 - $51,088
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 304
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $10.08 - $20.00
Hourly Tips $0.31
Overtime $12.20 - $30.69
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $610 - $10,411
Commission $1,532 - $24,468
Profit Sharing $7,000
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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$21,945 - $51,088
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 564

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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

  • Direct marketing and research.
  • Perform abstract leases, create reports and update websites.
  • Perform general lease administration and file management.

Common Career Paths for Real Estate Assistant


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Many Real Estate Assistants move into a Property Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $42K per year.

Real Estate Assistant Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Real Estate Assistant


Known for taking on a considerable number of Real Estate Assistants, Keller Williams Realty, Inc., Re/Max Real Estate, Coldwell Banker, Windermere Real Estate, and Berkshire Hathaway Inc are leading firms in the industry. Berkshire Hathaway Inc attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $38K. Also paying near the top of the field are Windermere Real Estate at $36K, Keller Williams at $35K, and Re/Max Real Estate, where Real Estate Assistants annually earn $30K.

With a median salary of only $29K, Coldwell Banker pays the least. It seems that the compensation range of $23K to $63K isn't that wide, either. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Keller Williams Realty, Inc., Century 21, and Re/Max Real Estate, all paying $30K.

Popular Skills for Real Estate Assistant


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Customer Relations, Online Marketing, Administration, and Real Estate are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Microsoft Office as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Organizing and Bookkeeping also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in Marketing Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Real Estate Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Real Estate Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Real Estate Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 606 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Real Estate Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 216 salaries. An experienced Real Estate Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 164 salaries. A Real Estate Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 32 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,069

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Real Estate Assistants, 86 percent higher than the national average. Real Estate Assistants will also find cushy salaries in New York (+39 percent), Houston (+33 percent), Bellevue (+27 percent), and Los Angeles (+25 percent). Tampa is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 14 percent.

Real Estate Assistant Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Real Estate Assistant

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 127 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Real Estate Assistant Salaries

▲13%

▲13%

▲8%

National Average
$32,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Real Estate Assistant Salaries

Customer Relations
▲13%

Online Marketing
▲6%

Administration
▲2%

▲1%

Office Administration
▼0%

National Average
$32,000


Marketing Management
▼1%


Contract Management
▼6%

Marketing Communications
▼9%

Social Media Marketing
▼10%

Bookkeeping
▼17%

Organizing
▼19%

Microsoft Office
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 127 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 20%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
vision benefits
Vision: 8%
no benefits
None: 80%
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