Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents

Rent, buy, or sell property for clients. Perform duties, such as study property listings, interview prospective clients, accompany clients to property site, discuss conditions of sale, and draw up real estate contracts. Include agents who represent buyer.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
151,550 1.3 % $25.53 $53,100 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.00 $13.16 $19.28 $30.53 $46.35
Annual Wage (2) $20,800 $27,370 $40,100 $63,510 $96,410


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 54,620 $26.32 $54,740
Lessors of Real Estate 34,270 $22.15 $46,070
Activities Related to Real Estate 28,560 $23.46 $48,800
Residential Building Construction 10,650 $29.54 $61,440
Land Subdivision 3,750 $28.35 $58,960

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 80 $46.03 $95,740
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 470 $45.62 $94,880
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 210 $39.50 $82,160
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers (8) $38.62 $80,320
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,770 $36.76 $76,470


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Virginia 10,500 $24.57 $51,100 2.924
Florida 18,420 $20.68 $43,020 2.504
Georgia 8,100 $22.16 $46,090 2.084
Nevada 2,300 $31.44 $65,400 1.949
Delaware 790 $28.44 $59,150 1.925

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Vermont 150 $41.13 $85,550 0.497
District of Columbia 880 $38.51 $80,090 1.378
New York 12,180 $36.78 $76,500 1.435
North Carolina 4,410 $35.79 $74,450 1.132
Massachusetts 2,150 $34.61 $72,000 0.679


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 660 $17.15 $35,680 5.966
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 230 $14.08 $29,280 5.044
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 3,000 $24.43 $50,810 4.077
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 3,770 $20.54 $42,730 3.812
Gainesville, FL 400 $13.86 $28,840 3.268

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 60 $45.86 $95,390 0.496
Wilmington, NC 350 $44.85 $93,290 2.496
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 70 $43.57 $90,620 0.449
Raleigh-Cary, NC 800 $43.52 $90,520 1.605
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 1,350 $42.84 $89,100 1.614


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010