A large fraction of take-home pay for Realtors comes from commissions — roughly one-half on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $51K. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A little less than a fifth enjoy medical while roughly an eighth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than 10 percent. Women Realtors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$23,125 - $167,808
(Median)
$23K
$50K
$170K
MEDIAN: $49,720
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$8.39 - $39.45
(Median)
$8
$15
$39
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$23,125 - $167,808  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $61,825  
Profit Sharing
$5,500  
Commission
$412.17 - $96,958  
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).
)
$23,016 - $161,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 247
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$8.39 - $39.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.92  
Overtime
$25.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $61,825  
   
Commission
$412.17 - $96,958  
Profit Sharing
$5,500  
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).
)
$23,016 - $161,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Employers: Start Here »

Job Description for Realtor

A realtor is a person who helps people buy and sell houses. Typically a realtor will work most closely with persons who are attempting the steps required in selling a house or similar property. However, people who are relocating to an area or looking to move into a new home may also engage a realtor to assist them in their search. In many instances, the realtor acts as a representative in the interests of the buying or selling client they represent. The realtor gets the best sale price possible, while looking out for the best interests of the persons they're assisting.

Read More...

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


There are some Realtors — though it's uncommon — that transition into Real Estate Brokers, where earnings are an average $61K annually. Realtors most frequently advance into Property Manager and Administrative Assistant roles even though the median salaries are $9K lower and $19K lower, respectively.

Realtor Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Pay by Experience Level for Realtor

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $43K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $67K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $77K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $62K.

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.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Employers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Realtor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 52%

Mid-Career
up arrow 31%

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 19%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
medical benefits
Vision: 7%
dental benefits
None: 79%
ADVERTISEMENT