Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
162,560 1.4 % $24.97 $51,930 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.95 $13.21 $18.82 $30.43 $45.93
Annual Wage (2) $20,700 $27,470 $39,140 $63,300 $95,540


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 62,590 23.66 $25.42 $52,870
Lessors of Real Estate 37,430 6.65 $21.99 $45,740
Activities Related to Real Estate 36,250 6.36 $24.58 $51,130
Residential Building Construction 7,810 1.37 $26.00 $54,090
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,860 0.14 $36.51 $75,930

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 62,590 23.66 $25.42 $52,870
Lessors of Real Estate 37,430 6.65 $21.99 $45,740
Activities Related to Real Estate 36,250 6.36 $24.58 $51,130
Land Subdivision 2,470 5.96 $26.99 $56,140
Residential Building Construction 7,810 1.37 $26.00 $54,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 40 0.01 $47.64 $99,090
Support Activities for Mining 60 0.02 $42.11 $87,600
Oil and Gas Extraction 790 0.43 $37.83 $78,690
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,860 0.14 $36.51 $75,930
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 140 0.02 $36.28 $75,460


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 26,300 3.62 2.90 $19.61 $40,800
Texas 17,010 1.61 1.29 $23.16 $48,180
New York 16,480 1.93 1.55 $40.22 $83,660
California 14,010 0.98 0.78 $25.13 $52,280
Virginia 9,760 2.71 2.17 $24.01 $49,930




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 26,300 3.62 2.90 $19.61 $40,800
Virginia 9,760 2.71 2.17 $24.01 $49,930
Georgia 8,100 2.12 1.70 $25.23 $52,480
New York 16,480 1.93 1.55 $40.22 $83,660
South Carolina 3,350 1.87 1.50 $18.45 $38,370




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 16,480 1.93 1.55 $40.22 $83,660
District of Columbia 630 0.97 0.78 $39.82 $82,830
Illinois 5,230 0.93 0.74 $37.24 $77,470
Alaska 190 0.59 0.48 $32.92 $68,480
New Mexico 300 0.38 0.31 $31.11 $64,700





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 11,860 2.30 1.84 $42.21 $87,810
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 6,000 2.66 2.13 $27.96 $58,160
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,510 2.09 1.67 $24.53 $51,020
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,870 2.08 1.67 $26.36 $54,830
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 4,760 4.70 3.77 $16.73 $34,790
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,710 2.25 1.80 $23.19 $48,230
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,020 1.10 0.88 $40.19 $83,590
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,790 3.79 3.04 $26.23 $54,560
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,490 2.47 1.98 $23.94 $49,780
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,280 2.91 2.34 $17.26 $35,910




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)
Naples-Marco Island, FL 800 6.96 5.58 $21.54 $44,800
Palm Coast, FL 120 6.28 5.04 $16.31 $33,930
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 4,760 4.70 3.77 $16.73 $34,790
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 510 4.60 3.69 $14.90 $30,990
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 1,080 4.50 3.60 $20.41 $42,450
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 900 4.43 3.55 $25.84 $53,750
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 2,080 4.09 3.28 $19.83 $41,250
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 2,870 4.01 3.21 $20.48 $42,600
St. George, UT 190 3.94 3.15 $21.32 $44,350
Gainesville, FL 470 3.94 3.16 $14.01 $29,140