Real Estate Assistant Salary

The average Real Estate Assistant in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $14.11 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but the company and years of experience are influential factors as well. Real Estate Assistants who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 87 percent. Most Real Estate Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high. Just under one-fifth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and roughly an eighth collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,744 - $54,791
$24K
$36K
$55K
MEDIAN: $36,210
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$10.12 - $19.81
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MEDIAN: $14.11
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$23,744 - $54,791  
   
Bonus
$616 - $10,365  
Profit Sharing
$7,000  
Commission
$515 - $24,240  
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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$22,472 - $50,452  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 308
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.12 - $19.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.31  
Overtime
$0.00 - $32.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$616 - $10,365  
   
Commission
$515 - $24,240  
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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$22,472 - $50,452  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 584

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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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Real Estate Assistants might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Property Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $42K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Real Estate Assistant


Keller Williams Realty, Inc., Re/Max Real Estate, Coldwell Banker, Windermere Real Estate, and Berkshire Hathaway Inc are top-notch employers for Real Estate Assistants in this area. Berkshire Hathaway Inc offers the largest salaries in town — $38K on average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Windermere Real Estate, Keller Williams, and Re/Max Real Estate, top-paying firms where Real Estate Assistants rake in a decent $36K, $35K, or $30K, respectively.

Coldwell Banker reports the lowest median salary in the area (it's only $29K) but some workers make up to $63K, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings. Keller Williams Realty, Inc., Century 21, and Re/Max Real Estate are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries, each pays $30K.

Popular Skills for Real Estate Assistant


Survey takers working as Real Estate Assistants report using a large range of professional skills. 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. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in Marketing Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Real Estate Assistant

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Real Estate Assistants — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $31K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $35K. Real Estate Assistants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $36K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Real Estate Assistant with more than 20 years of experience can earn $37K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,813

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, 64 percent higher than the national average. Real Estate Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+41 percent), New York (+41 percent), Bellevue (+28 percent), and Los Angeles (+18 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
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 116 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Real Estate Assistant Salaries

▲17%

▲13%

▲9%

National Average
$32,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Real Estate Assistant Salaries

Customer Relations
▲14%

Online Marketing
▲7%

Administration
▲3%

▲1%


Marketing Management
▼0%

National Average
$32,000



Contract Management
▼6%

Marketing Communications
▼8%

Social Media Marketing
▼10%

Bookkeeping
▼17%

Organizing
▼18%

Microsoft Office
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 116 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 19%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
dental benefits
None: 80%
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