Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
151,700 1.6 % $28.08 $58,410 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.47 $13.93 $20.85 $33.90 $53.16
Annual Wage (2) $21,780 $28,980 $43,370 $70,520 $110,560


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 62,030 21.43 $28.06 $58,370
Activities Related to Real Estate 32,160 5.07 $25.26 $52,540
Lessors of Real Estate 25,760 4.44 $24.76 $51,510
Residential Building Construction 8,790 1.29 $34.48 $71,720
Oil and Gas Extraction 2,740 1.41 $44.45 $92,460

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 62,030 21.43 $28.06 $58,370
Land Subdivision 2,540 6.28 $28.47 $59,210
Activities Related to Real Estate 32,160 5.07 $25.26 $52,540
Lessors of Real Estate 25,760 4.44 $24.76 $51,510
Oil and Gas Extraction 2,740 1.41 $44.45 $92,460

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 530 0.05 $48.12 $100,100
Oil and Gas Extraction 2,740 1.41 $44.45 $92,460
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 820 0.21 $39.22 $81,580
Natural Gas Distribution 170 0.15 $38.91 $80,930
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,920 0.09 $38.81 $80,730


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 20,360 2.57 2.34 $26.01 $54,090
Texas 14,350 1.24 1.13 $32.89 $68,410
California 12,200 0.79 0.72 $29.97 $62,330
Georgia 9,410 2.29 2.08 $21.93 $45,620
Washington 7,540 2.53 2.30 $25.79 $53,640



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 20,360 2.57 2.34 $26.01 $54,090
Washington 7,540 2.53 2.30 $25.79 $53,640
Oklahoma 3,800 2.38 2.16 $27.10 $56,370
Georgia 9,410 2.29 2.08 $21.93 $45,620
South Carolina 3,860 2.00 1.82 $20.87 $43,410



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 6,500 0.72 0.66 $48.12 $100,090
Hawaii 220 0.35 0.32 $40.20 $83,620
Massachusetts 2,340 0.69 0.63 $37.87 $78,760
Illinois 5,070 0.87 0.79 $36.92 $76,800
Colorado 3,660 1.49 1.36 $36.82 $76,590




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-Roswell, GA 6,570 2.65 2.41 $22.47 $46,730
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,240 0.81 0.73 $50.07 $104,150
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,840 1.65 1.50 $32.31 $67,200
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 4,630 3.02 2.74 $26.51 $55,130
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,910 1.10 1.00 $36.99 $76,950
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 3,820 3.42 3.11 $26.23 $54,560
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,470 1.44 1.31 $31.80 $66,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,410 0.83 0.75 $28.93 $60,180
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,300 1.42 1.29 $31.04 $64,560
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 2,980 2.73 2.48 $25.93 $53,930