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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
162,330 1.8 % $29.83 $62,060 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.98 $16.16 $23.53 $36.22 $53.75
Annual Wage (2) $24,930 $33,600 $48,930 $75,340 $111,800


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)
Real Estate 127,250 7.64 $27.95 $58,130
Residential Building Construction 9,690 1.20 $35.83 $74,540
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,840 0.12 $44.23 $91,990
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,820 0.14 $39.45 $82,060
Employment Services 2,120 0.06 $24.90 $51,790

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Real Estate 127,250 7.64 $27.95 $58,130
Land Subdivision 1,360 3.56 $34.20 $71,140
Oil and Gas Extraction 2,030 1.44 $50.52 $105,090
Other Investment Pools and Funds 130 1.31 $29.05 $60,430
Residential Building Construction 9,690 1.20 $35.83 $74,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 170 0.15 $53.44 $111,160
Oil and Gas Extraction 2,030 1.44 $50.52 $105,090
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 430 0.03 $47.66 $99,130
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 80 (7) $45.51 $94,660
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,840 0.12 $44.23 $91,990


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 19,240 2.19 1.98 $30.19 $62,790
Texas 16,380 1.32 1.19 $35.02 $72,830
California 9,750 0.56 0.51 $35.64 $74,140
Georgia 8,910 1.99 1.80 $26.28 $54,670
Virginia 8,810 2.27 2.05 $30.87 $64,210




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)
South Carolina 5,860 2.78 2.51 $23.34 $48,560
Oklahoma 3,960 2.45 2.21 $26.85 $55,850
Washington 7,810 2.35 2.13 $31.74 $66,020
Virginia 8,810 2.27 2.05 $30.87 $64,210
Florida 19,240 2.19 1.98 $30.19 $62,790




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 4,700 0.49 0.45 $53.75 $111,800
Massachusetts 2,170 0.60 0.54 $40.47 $84,180
Connecticut 1,220 0.73 0.66 $38.35 $79,780
Alaska 190 0.58 0.53 $38.15 $79,360
Colorado 4,100 1.53 1.39 $36.95 $76,850





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 6,930 2.53 2.29 $27.10 $56,360
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,540 2.06 1.86 $30.88 $64,230
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 6,430 2.43 2.20 $32.03 $66,610
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 6,230 3.08 2.79 $32.81 $68,250
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,640 0.58 0.53 $49.86 $103,700
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 5,200 1.42 1.29 $38.22 $79,490
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,970 1.63 1.47 $37.77 $78,560
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,680 0.79 0.71 $20.23 $42,090
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,270 1.14 1.03 $28.99 $60,300
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,200 1.51 1.37 $25.50 $53,030