Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
147,960 1.7 % $28.67 $59,630 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.12 $14.99 $22.11 $34.59 $52.64
Annual Wage (2) $23,130 $31,180 $45,990 $71,950 $109,490


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 116,640 7.41 $26.86 $55,860
Residential Building Construction 9,130 1.23 $34.48 $71,710
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,780 0.14 $38.63 $80,360
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,370 0.10 $35.34 $73,510
Oil and Gas Extraction 2,010 1.48 $52.29 $108,770

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 116,640 7.41 $26.86 $55,860
Land Subdivision 1,610 4.05 $34.20 $71,140
Oil and Gas Extraction 2,010 1.48 $52.29 $108,770
Residential Building Construction 9,130 1.23 $34.48 $71,710
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 80 0.28 $35.69 $74,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 270 0.01 $55.77 $116,000
Oil and Gas Extraction 2,010 1.48 $52.29 $108,770
Natural Gas Distribution 170 0.15 $49.06 $102,040
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $47.02 $97,790
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) (8) (8) $42.71 $88,840


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 17,750 2.11 2.03 $27.65 $57,520
Texas 15,770 1.33 1.28 $34.85 $72,480
Georgia 11,170 2.60 2.50 $22.22 $46,220
California 10,380 0.62 0.60 $33.11 $68,860
Washington 7,800 2.45 2.36 $28.65 $59,590




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)
Georgia 11,170 2.60 2.50 $22.22 $46,220
Washington 7,800 2.45 2.36 $28.65 $59,590
Oklahoma 3,670 2.33 2.25 $23.74 $49,380
South Carolina 4,500 2.24 2.16 $25.03 $52,070
Florida 17,750 2.11 2.03 $27.65 $57,520




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 4,960 0.54 0.52 $49.19 $102,310
Texas 15,770 1.33 1.28 $34.85 $72,480
Hawaii 280 0.44 0.43 $34.84 $72,470
Alaska 200 0.63 0.61 $34.15 $71,030
Rhode Island 150 0.31 0.30 $33.87 $70,450



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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 8,080 3.08 2.97 $23.15 $48,140
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,370 1.83 1.76 $34.92 $72,630
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 5,150 3.13 3.01 $29.97 $62,340
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,130 0.62 0.59 $50.01 $104,030
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,810 1.51 1.46 $30.54 $63,530
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 3,010 2.49 2.40 $31.16 $64,810
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,980 1.20 1.15 (8) (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,680 0.73 0.70 $27.96 $58,160
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 2,580 2.26 2.18 $26.04 $54,170
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,500 1.26 1.22 $30.63 $63,710


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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)
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 460 6.36 6.13 $29.56 $61,480
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 210 4.25 4.09 (8) (8)
Enid, OK 100 4.01 3.86 $28.23 $58,710
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 1,340 3.98 3.83 $27.01 $56,180
Columbus, GA-AL 450 3.97 3.82 $19.28 $40,100
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 590 3.73 3.60 $26.02 $54,110
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 510 3.58 3.45 $37.90 $78,840
Hinesville, GA 60 3.55 3.42 $14.03 $29,190
Midland, TX 300 3.45 3.32 $50.39 $104,820
Prescott, AZ 210 3.38 3.25 (8) (8)