Realtor Salary

In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $50K, slightly less than two-thirds of overall earnings for Realtors arrives through commissions. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Close to a fifth have medical and dental plans, and close to an eighth have vision insurance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. Most Realtors report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,322 - $146,676
(Median)
$20K
$49K
$150K
MEDIAN: $49,430
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$8.07 - $29.80
(Median)
$8
$15
$30
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$20,322 - $146,676  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,320  
Profit Sharing
$1,900  
Commission
$119.20 - $255,321  
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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$20,589 - $152,688  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 342
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$8.07 - $29.80  
   
Overtime
$20.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,320  
   
Commission
$119.20 - $255,321  
Profit Sharing
$1,900  
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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$20,589 - $152,688  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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.

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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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Though some Realtors move into positions like Real Estate Asset Manager (where the average salary is $75K), this progression is not the norm. Realtors most frequently become Administrative Assistants and Property Managers even though median compensation is $19K lower and $8K lower, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Realtor

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


For many Realtors, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $43K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $62K. Realtors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $75K. Realtors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $81K on average.

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Experience Affects Realtor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 62%

Experienced
up arrow 50%

Mid-Career
up arrow 25%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 20%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
medical benefits
Vision: 12%
dental benefits
None: 78%
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