Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
158,850 1.6 % $25.55 $53,140 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.21 $13.37 $19.14 $31.30 $47.16
Annual Wage (2) $21,240 $27,800 $39,800 $65,100 $98,090


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 62,380 22.75 $25.58 $53,210
Activities Related to Real Estate 35,060 5.94 $24.45 $50,860
Lessors of Real Estate 34,270 6.05 $22.54 $46,880
Residential Building Construction 7,810 1.31 $28.05 $58,350
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,770 0.14 $36.95 $76,860

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 62,380 22.75 $25.58 $53,210
Land Subdivision 2,530 6.38 $29.82 $62,030
Lessors of Real Estate 34,270 6.05 $22.54 $46,880
Activities Related to Real Estate 35,060 5.94 $24.45 $50,860
Residential Building Construction 7,810 1.31 $28.05 $58,350

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,530 0.80 $40.98 $85,240
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 40 0.01 $38.53 $80,130
Natural Gas Distribution 200 0.18 $38.05 $79,140
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,770 0.14 $36.95 $76,860
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 310 0.08 $34.25 $71,240


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 26,600 3.57 2.98 $19.92 $41,430
Texas 17,280 1.58 1.32 $26.40 $54,920
California 13,020 0.88 0.74 $24.86 $51,710
New York 12,170 1.41 1.18 $43.61 $90,710
Virginia 8,440 2.33 1.94 $27.22 $56,610




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 26,600 3.57 2.98 $19.92 $41,430
Virginia 8,440 2.33 1.94 $27.22 $56,610
South Carolina 3,670 2.01 1.68 $18.18 $37,820
Georgia 7,140 1.84 1.54 $23.05 $47,930
Utah 2,200 1.77 1.48 $25.96 $54,010




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 12,170 1.41 1.18 $43.61 $90,710
Illinois 5,630 0.99 0.82 $37.26 $77,500
District of Columbia 650 0.98 0.81 $35.38 $73,590
Alaska 190 0.60 0.50 $33.28 $69,220
Wyoming 210 0.76 0.63 $32.42 $67,430





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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,720 2.07 1.73 $27.83 $57,890
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 5,280 2.29 1.91 $25.08 $52,180
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,740 2.20 1.84 $25.40 $52,830
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,580 1.93 1.61 $29.97 $62,330
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 4,520 4.33 3.62 $17.79 $37,010
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,320 1.17 0.97 $39.80 $82,780
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 4,160 4.06 3.39 $24.63 $51,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,250 0.82 0.68 $25.89 $53,860
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,020 1.64 1.37 $29.87 $62,140
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,940 2.55 2.13 $18.11 $37,670




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 830 7.02 5.86 $19.20 $39,940
Palm Coast, FL 120 6.11 5.10 $16.18 $33,650
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 660 5.85 4.89 $16.40 $34,110
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 1,160 4.68 3.91 $18.31 $38,090
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 990 4.68 3.91 $22.69 $47,200
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 2,350 4.48 3.74 $26.06 $54,210
Gainesville, FL 530 4.41 3.68 $14.00 $29,120
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 4,520 4.33 3.62 $17.79 $37,010
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 310 4.18 3.49 $15.51 $32,260
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 4,160 4.06 3.39 $24.63 $51,220