Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
151,840 1.7 % $28.54 $59,360 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.69 $14.39 $21.20 $34.16 $54.12
Annual Wage (2) $22,230 $29,940 $44,090 $71,060 $112,570


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 63,440 21.11 $29.12 $60,570
Activities Related to Real Estate 32,120 4.89 $24.35 $50,650
Lessors of Real Estate 24,710 4.24 $25.42 $52,870
Residential Building Construction 8,820 1.23 $32.79 $68,210
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,710 0.13 $37.95 $78,930

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 63,440 21.11 $29.12 $60,570
Land Subdivision 2,270 5.61 $30.30 $63,020
Activities Related to Real Estate 32,120 4.89 $24.35 $50,650
Lessors of Real Estate 24,710 4.24 $25.42 $52,870
Oil and Gas Extraction 2,480 1.37 $47.80 $99,430

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 2,480 1.37 $47.80 $99,430
Legal Services 750 0.07 $46.75 $97,250
Rail Transportation 90 0.04 $41.00 $85,280
Natural Gas Distribution 200 0.18 $39.97 $83,130
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 810 0.21 $39.69 $82,560


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 17,510 2.13 1.97 $28.36 $58,980
Texas 16,210 1.38 1.28 $30.80 $64,070
California 12,400 0.78 0.72 $31.63 $65,790
Georgia 10,370 2.46 2.27 $21.53 $44,780
Washington 7,420 2.42 2.24 $27.93 $58,100




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 10,370 2.46 2.27 $21.53 $44,780
Washington 7,420 2.42 2.24 $27.93 $58,100
Oklahoma 3,390 2.14 1.98 $26.52 $55,150
Florida 17,510 2.13 1.97 $28.36 $58,980
South Carolina 3,990 2.02 1.86 $24.37 $50,700




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 6,010 0.66 0.61 $49.76 $103,490
Hawaii 250 0.40 0.37 $40.92 $85,110
Wyoming 230 0.83 0.76 $39.38 $81,920
Colorado 4,180 1.67 1.54 $34.85 $72,480
District of Columbia 640 0.92 0.85 $33.80 $70,300





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 7,260 2.84 2.63 $21.74 $45,220
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,680 1.93 1.79 $29.45 $61,250
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,100 0.77 0.72 $52.34 $108,860
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 4,460 2.81 2.60 $29.93 $62,250
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 3,720 3.18 2.94 $28.93 $60,180
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,560 1.43 1.32 $29.96 $62,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,410 0.81 0.75 $28.65 $59,600
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,060 1.26 1.16 $33.27 $69,200
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,780 0.77 0.71 $25.36 $52,740
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,540 1.31 1.22 $34.86 $72,500