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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Real Estate Sales Agents
Industry profile for Real Estate Sales Agents
Geographic profile for Real Estate Sales Agents

National estimates for Real Estate Sales Agents:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Real Estate Sales Agents:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
175,920 3.8 % $ 29.56 $ 61,480 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Real Estate Sales Agents:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.59 $ 17.25 $ 23.24 $ 36.51 $ 49.12
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,270 $ 35,880 $ 48,340 $ 75,940 $ 102,170


Industry profile for Real Estate Sales Agents:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Real Estate Sales Agents are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Real Estate Sales Agents, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Real Estate Sales Agents:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Real Estate 141,630 8.47 $ 27.94 $ 58,120
Residential Building Construction 9,980 1.19 $ 33.48 $ 69,640
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 3,050 0.14 $ 40.83 $ 84,930
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,830 0.11 $ 42.01 $ 87,370
Employment Services 2,480 0.07 $ 22.88 $ 47,590

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Real Estate Sales Agents:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Real Estate 141,630 8.47 $ 27.94 $ 58,120
Land Subdivision 1,270 3.82 $ 39.79 $ 82,770
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,370 1.29 $ 59.02 $ 122,760
Residential Building Construction 9,980 1.19 $ 33.48 $ 69,640
Other Investment Pools and Funds 130 1.03 $ 21.17 $ 44,030

Top paying industries for Real Estate Sales Agents:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,370 1.29 $ 59.02 $ 122,760
Natural Gas Distribution 230 0.21 $ 57.13 $ 118,830
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 30 0.11 $ 50.14 $ 104,280
Insurance Carriers 60 (7) $ 44.73 $ 93,040
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 380 0.10 $ 44.63 $ 92,840


Geographic profile for Real Estate Sales Agents:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Real Estate Sales Agents are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Real Estate Sales Agents, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of real estate sales agents by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Real Estate Sales Agents:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 25,030 2.91 2.33 $ 27.14 $ 56,460
Texas 22,720 1.86 1.49 $ 28.49 $ 59,250
California 14,800 0.90 0.72 $ 36.75 $ 76,440
Virginia 8,030 2.14 1.71 $ 33.27 $ 69,190
Colorado 7,630 2.91 2.33 $ 34.21 $ 71,160


Map of location quotient of real estate sales agents by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Real Estate Sales Agents:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 7,630 2.91 2.33 $ 34.21 $ 71,160
Florida 25,030 2.91 2.33 $ 27.14 $ 56,460
South Carolina 5,450 2.64 2.11 $ 25.94 $ 53,960
Delaware 1,020 2.34 1.87 $ 25.72 $ 53,490
Arizona 6,680 2.32 1.86 $ 24.21 $ 50,370


Map of annual mean wages of real estate sales agents by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Real Estate Sales Agents:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 3,370 0.99 0.80 $ 43.46 $ 90,390
New York 6,660 0.77 0.62 $ 38.95 $ 81,020
Wyoming 330 1.26 1.01 $ 38.74 $ 80,580
District of Columbia 400 0.61 0.49 $ 37.36 $ 77,710
California 14,800 0.90 0.72 $ 36.75 $ 76,440



Map of employment of real estate sales agents by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Real Estate Sales Agents:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 9,940 4.05 3.25 $ 27.18 $ 56,530
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 7,290 2.52 2.01 $ 28.02 $ 58,290
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,200 2.01 1.61 $ 29.16 $ 60,650
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 7,120 0.82 0.66 $ 41.66 $ 86,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,960 1.22 0.98 $ 35.97 $ 74,820
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,590 2.64 2.11 $ 24.19 $ 50,310
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 4,180 2.86 2.29 $ 36.10 $ 75,090
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,100 1.40 1.12 $ 35.85 $ 74,570
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,580 1.38 1.11 $ 28.33 $ 58,930
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,430 0.81 0.65 $ 23.35 $ 48,570


Map of location quotient of real estate sales agents by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Real Estate Sales Agents:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
The Villages, FL 260 7.71 6.18 $ 23.93 $ 49,770
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 460 6.14 4.92 $ 29.14 $ 60,600
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 880 6.00 4.81 (8) (8)
Punta Gorda, FL 240 4.99 4.00 $ 33.63 $ 69,940
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 1,260 4.74 3.80 $ 19.79 $ 41,160
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 710 4.34 3.48 $ 25.66 $ 53,380
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 1,220 4.15 3.32 $ 22.70 $ 47,220
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 9,940 4.05 3.25 $ 27.18 $ 56,530
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 210 4.05 3.24 $ 26.69 $ 55,520
Grand Junction, CO 250 3.96 3.17 $ 32.36 $ 67,300