Realtor Salary (United States)

A Realtor earns an average salary of $55,647 per year. Experience strongly influences pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Realtor Salary (?
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$23,489 - $183,112
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MEDIAN: $55,647
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Realtor Salary (?
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$8.08 - $97.87
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$23,489 - $183,112  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,342  
Commission
$120.80 - $144,028  
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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$23,572 - $184,583  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 288
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$8.08 - $97.87  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,342  
   
Commission
$120.80 - $144,028  
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).
)
$23,572 - $184,583  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Realtor

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

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 105%
Experienced
up arrow 57%
Mid-Career
up arrow 13%
National Average
$59,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
48%
female alumni
 
Male
52%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 18% dental benefits Dental: 14%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 80%