Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
157,660 1.7 % $26.70 $55,530 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.36 $13.65 $19.71 $32.52 $50.61
Annual Wage (2) $21,540 $28,390 $40,990 $67,650 $105,270


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 63,810 22.43 $27.10 $56,360
Activities Related to Real Estate 34,310 5.59 $25.32 $52,670
Lessors of Real Estate 30,160 5.28 $23.25 $48,360
Residential Building Construction 8,710 1.36 $30.53 $63,500
Land Subdivision 2,820 6.85 $27.61 $57,420

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 63,810 22.43 $27.10 $56,360
Land Subdivision 2,820 6.85 $27.61 $57,420
Activities Related to Real Estate 34,310 5.59 $25.32 $52,670
Lessors of Real Estate 30,160 5.28 $23.25 $48,360
Residential Building Construction 8,710 1.36 $30.53 $63,500

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 30 0.11 $43.69 $90,880
Legal Services 530 0.05 $43.16 $89,770
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,930 1.00 $38.86 $80,820
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,650 0.13 $37.50 $78,000
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (8) (8) $37.02 $77,000


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 24,610 3.21 2.75 $21.36 $44,430
Texas 15,850 1.41 1.21 $28.91 $60,130
California 13,730 0.91 0.78 $27.97 $58,180
Georgia 7,890 1.98 1.70 $24.00 $49,920
Virginia 7,290 2.00 1.71 $28.20 $58,650



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 24,610 3.21 2.75 $21.36 $44,430
Virginia 7,290 2.00 1.71 $28.20 $58,650
Oklahoma 3,120 1.98 1.69 $25.88 $53,820
Georgia 7,890 1.98 1.70 $24.00 $49,920
Utah 2,440 1.91 1.64 $25.80 $53,660



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 (8) (8) (8) $45.39 $94,410
Wyoming 230 0.80 0.68 $36.34 $75,580
Illinois 5,690 0.99 0.85 $36.19 $75,270
Massachusetts 2,600 0.78 0.67 $34.85 $72,500
Colorado 3,220 1.36 1.17 $34.56 $71,880




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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 5,900 2.47 2.12 $24.89 $51,770
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,700 2.01 1.72 $30.63 $63,700
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 4,850 4.49 3.85 $19.85 $41,300
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,470 1.19 1.02 $36.92 $76,790
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,030 1.69 1.45 $30.59 $63,620
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,890 1.74 1.49 $26.34 $54,790
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,710 3.55 3.04 $21.47 $44,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,590 0.88 0.76 $31.71 $65,950
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,170 1.70 1.46 $25.65 $53,350
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,150 2.12 1.82 $25.23 $52,480



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)
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 760 6.54 5.61 $18.25 $37,960
Naples-Marco Island, FL 740 5.90 5.06 $20.46 $42,550
Palm Coast, FL 100 5.01 4.30 $13.81 $28,720
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 4,850 4.49 3.85 $19.85 $41,300
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 930 4.16 3.57 $21.59 $44,910
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 650 4.15 3.56 $14.64 $30,440
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL 290 4.05 3.47 $16.55 $34,430
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 290 3.84 3.29 $15.23 $31,680
Yuba City, CA 140 3.78 3.24 $23.85 $49,600
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 2,060 3.77 3.23 $31.24 $64,970