Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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. Includes agents who represent buyer.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
153,740 1.5 % $25.24 $52,490 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.84 $13.17 $19.24 $30.48 $45.78
Annual Wage (2) $20,460 $27,400 $40,030 $63,410 $95,220


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 58,170 21.07 $25.90 $53,880
Lessors of Real Estate 35,510 6.26 $22.35 $46,480
Activities Related to Real Estate 30,700 5.68 $24.34 $50,620
Residential Building Construction 8,990 1.52 $27.99 $58,230
Land Subdivision 3,110 5.94 $27.88 $58,000

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 58,170 21.07 $25.90 $53,880
Lessors of Real Estate 35,510 6.26 $22.35 $46,480
Land Subdivision 3,110 5.94 $27.88 $58,000
Activities Related to Real Estate 30,700 5.68 $24.34 $50,620
Residential Building Construction 8,990 1.52 $27.99 $58,230

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 400 0.05 $43.07 $89,590
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 210 0.04 $40.67 $84,600
Natural Gas Distribution 140 0.13 $37.56 $78,130
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 70 0.04 $37.52 $78,040
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,920 0.14 $35.81 $74,480


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 21,240 2.99 2.47 $19.49 $40,540
Texas 15,040 1.49 1.23 $23.82 $49,540
New York 14,390 1.73 1.43 $36.14 $75,180
California 12,270 0.88 0.72 $26.71 $55,560
Virginia 10,210 2.89 2.39 $25.33 $52,700




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 21,240 2.99 2.47 $19.49 $40,540
Virginia 10,210 2.89 2.39 $25.33 $52,700
Georgia 9,040 2.42 2.00 $24.52 $50,990
Delaware 770 1.94 1.61 $29.00 $60,330
New York 14,390 1.73 1.43 $36.14 $75,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 790 1.24 1.03 $40.42 $84,070
New York 14,390 1.73 1.43 $36.14 $75,180
Illinois 5,030 0.91 0.75 $34.83 $72,440
North Carolina 3,520 0.93 0.77 $32.84 $68,310
Vermont 100 0.34 0.28 $32.58 $67,770

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,430 2.09 1.73 $38.12 $79,300
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 6,730 3.06 2.53 $26.71 $55,560
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,610 2.45 2.03 $29.44 $61,240
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,730 1.90 1.57 $19.58 $40,730
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 4,510 4.70 3.89 $18.31 $38,090
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,400 2.20 1.82 $28.47 $59,220
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 4,040 1.14 0.94 $37.03 $77,030
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,580 1.99 1.64 $26.60 $55,320
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,170 1.88 1.55 $27.63 $57,480
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 2,860 4.16 3.44 $22.66 $47,140




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 4,510 4.70 3.89 $18.31 $38,090
Naples-Marco Island, FL 500 4.60 3.81 $24.42 $50,800
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 2,860 4.16 3.44 $22.66 $47,140
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 2,740 3.84 3.17 $25.75 $53,560
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 380 3.54 2.93 $17.10 $35,560
Gainesville, FL 410 3.42 2.83 $11.85 $24,640
Panama City-Lynn Haven, FL 230 3.41 2.82 $15.15 $31,520
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 1,580 3.19 2.64 $18.78 $39,060
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 610 3.15 2.60 $23.21 $48,270
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 140 3.15 2.60 $17.52 $36,440




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wilmington, NC 300 2.23 1.84 $45.68 $95,020
Syracuse, NY 340 1.15 0.95 $42.75 $88,930
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 180 0.45 0.37 $40.97 $85,220
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 1,090 1.35 1.11 $39.99 $83,170
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,430 2.09 1.73 $38.12 $79,300
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 4,040 1.14 0.94 $37.03 $77,030
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 190 0.88 0.73 $36.37 $75,640
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 270 0.49 0.40 $35.45 $73,730
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 100 0.66 0.54 $35.44 $73,710
Kingston, NY 90 1.55 1.28 $35.32 $73,470

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 430 3.90 3.23 $25.31 $52,630
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 320 4.29 3.54 (8) (8)
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 290 2.95 2.44 $17.70 $36,810
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 250 2.45 2.03 $16.61 $34,550
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 240 4.35 3.60 $17.62 $36,640

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 240 4.35 3.60 $17.62 $36,640
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 320 4.29 3.54 (8) (8)
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 430 3.90 3.23 $25.31 $52,630
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 290 2.95 2.44 $17.70 $36,810
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 190 2.74 2.26 (8) (8)

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest / Southeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 0.27 $38.10 $79,250
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area 160 2.45 2.03 $35.71 $74,270
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 30 0.93 0.77 $35.12 $73,050
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.47 0.39 $32.41 $67,420
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 100 1.54 1.27 $30.73 $63,920


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

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May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011