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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2023

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)
197,720 4.2 % $ 33.46 $ 69,610 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Real Estate Sales Agents:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 15.10 $ 18.30 $ 26.11 $ 39.16 $ 57.49
Annual Wage (2) $ 31,410 $ 38,050 $ 54,300 $ 81,460 $ 119,590


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 162,020 8.95 $ 31.08 $ 64,640
Residential Building Construction 9,840 1.06 $ 52.44 $ 109,080
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding State and Local Government Schools and Hospitals and the U.S. Postal Service (OEWS Designation) 3,260 0.15 $ 42.97 $ 89,370
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,860 0.10 $ 53.05 $ 110,350
State Government, excluding Schools and Hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,730 0.08 $ 34.66 $ 72,080

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 162,020 8.95 $ 31.08 $ 64,640
Land Subdivision 1,100 3.19 $ 41.56 $ 86,440
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,560 1.44 $ 63.63 $ 132,340
Residential Building Construction 9,840 1.06 $ 52.44 $ 109,080
Natural Gas Distribution 190 0.17 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for Real Estate Sales Agents:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $ 72.54 $ 150,870
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,560 1.44 $ 63.63 $ 132,340
Coal Mining 40 0.09 $ 53.07 $ 110,390
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,860 0.10 $ 53.05 $ 110,350
Residential Building Construction 9,840 1.06 $ 52.44 $ 109,080


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 2023


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 28,970 3.03 2.33 $ 32.74 $ 68,100
Texas 23,810 1.76 1.35 $ 37.69 $ 78,390
California 20,400 1.14 0.87 $ 35.03 $ 72,870
Arizona 7,720 2.47 1.89 $ 29.53 $ 61,410
Georgia 6,550 1.38 1.06 $ 30.97 $ 64,410


Map of location quotient of real estate sales agents by state, May 2023


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)
Florida 28,970 3.03 2.33 $ 32.74 $ 68,100
Arizona 7,720 2.47 1.89 $ 29.53 $ 61,410
Delaware 1,000 2.13 1.63 $ 26.45 $ 55,010
Colorado 5,960 2.10 1.62 (8) (8)
Texas 23,810 1.76 1.35 $ 37.69 $ 78,390


Map of annual mean wages of real estate sales agents by state, May 2023


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)
New York 6,030 0.64 0.49 $ 53.89 $ 112,080
Vermont 160 0.52 0.40 $ 48.44 $ 100,750
Connecticut 450 0.27 0.21 $ 40.77 $ 84,810
New Jersey 1,350 0.32 0.25 $ 39.66 $ 82,490
Alaska 140 0.46 0.35 $ 39.29 $ 81,720



Map of employment of real estate sales agents by area, May 2023


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 10,790 3.96 3.05 $ 29.65 $ 61,660
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 8,400 2.12 1.63 $ 39.33 $ 81,800
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 7,680 2.42 1.85 $ 38.92 $ 80,950
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,800 1.10 0.84 $ 34.19 $ 71,110
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 6,310 2.75 2.12 $ 30.70 $ 63,850
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,930 0.62 0.48 $ 53.73 $ 111,750
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 4,750 1.96 1.51 $ 38.69 $ 80,470
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,580 1.62 1.25 $ 33.27 $ 69,200
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,390 1.42 1.09 $ 37.03 $ 77,030
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 4,220 2.03 1.56 $ 40.00 $ 83,200


Map of location quotient of real estate sales agents by area, May 2023


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)
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 1,210 7.41 5.69 (8) (8)
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 660 5.36 4.11 $ 31.13 $ 64,750
The Villages, FL 200 5.30 4.07 $ 34.03 $ 70,780
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL 390 4.83 3.71 $ 21.86 $ 45,460
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 1,280 4.42 3.39 $ 35.61 $ 74,070
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 1,430 4.41 3.39 $ 32.58 $ 67,770
Wilmington, NC 630 4.39 3.37 $ 28.20 $ 58,660
Punta Gorda, FL 230 4.37 3.36 $ 38.69 $ 80,480
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 340 4.17 3.20 $ 34.79 $ 72,350
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 230 4.14 3.18 $ 41.05 $ 85,390


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