Real Estate Assistant Salary (United States)

Real Estate Assistants in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $13.50 per hour. Compensation ranges from $9.87 per hour on the low end to $19.32 on the high end. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. About a quarter report receiving medical coverage from their employers and 14 percent collect dental insurance. The majority of Real Estate Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 216
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
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  
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

Real Estate Assistants report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Contract Management and Social Media Marketing. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in Marketing Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Real Estate Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Real Estate Assistants with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy higher salaries, as pay increases are mainly incremental. After five to 10 years, compensation can go from $30K to $33K. Compensation is $34K after 10 to 20 years. As Real Estate Assistants approach two decades on the job, pay accelerates at a slower pace, and typical earnings come to $40K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, about two-thirds land within this range.

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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Naples
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Bellevue
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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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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For Real Estate Assistants, working in the bustling city of Los Angeles has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Naples, Bellevue, Houston, and Seattle, where Real Estate Assistants typically earn around 32 percent, 32 percent, 28 percent, and 23 percent more than usual. 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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Highly satisfied
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%