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Realtor Salary

In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $54K, roughly three in five of overall earnings for Realtors arrives through commissions. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 51 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by close to one-fifth, and one-tenth earn vision coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$20,685 - $174,362
(Median)
$21K
$51K
$170K
MEDIAN: $51,493
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$7.83 - $98.26
(Median)
$7
$14
$98
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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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$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$20,685 - $174,362  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,086  
Commission
$120.00 - $145,000  
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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$20,614 - $177,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 280
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$7.83 - $98.26  
   
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.
)
$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,086  
   
Commission
$120.00 - $145,000  
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).
)
$20,614 - $177,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Job Description for Realtor

A realtor is responsible for promoting the listings of various properties to those who may be interested in renting or purchasing the property themselves. Realtors help individuals locate homes and properties that are the most suitable for them based on the budget and any preferences included in the search. A realtor should have a complete understanding of home features and functions before offering showings, and should be familiar with the neighborhoods of properties that are being shown to potential buyers who may have questions. Realtors are responsible for answering any questions clients may have about specific properties, zoning laws and even information regarding the home's title and current owners.

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Realtor Tasks

  • Counsel clients about prices, financing, legal options and expectations.
  • Create, review, edit and update contracts, agreements, leases, deeds and other paperwork.
  • Advertise, network and increase awareness of properties and brand.
  • Develop strong relationships with clients, identifying needs, preferences and goals.
  • View properties, advise about prices and hold open houses.

Common Career Paths for Realtor


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Realtors do not often transition into Real Estate Asset Manager roles. The role averages $75K per year. A lot of Realtors advance their careers by becoming Administrative Assistants and Property Managers. However, those positions offer $23K less and $12K less per year on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for Realtor

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


Realtors with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $48K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $66K on average. For Realtors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $85K. Realtors who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $124K.

Realtor Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Realtor in New York:
"Get A Degree With Jobs At The End."
Meet everybody. Smile. Look them in the eye. Be of service, they are counting on you.

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Experience Affects Realtor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 130%

Experienced
up arrow 59%

Mid-Career
up arrow 22%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 20% dental benefits Dental: 16%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 78%