Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
156,760 1.9 % $29.67 $61,720 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.85 $15.87 $23.41 $35.83 $54.14
Annual Wage (2) $24,650 $33,020 $48,690 $74,530 $112,610


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 123,850 7.65 $28.23 $58,710
Residential Building Construction 9,520 1.22 $34.38 $71,510
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,500 0.11 $35.62 $74,090
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,360 0.12 $38.27 $79,600
Oil and Gas Extraction 2,190 1.55 $51.15 $106,390

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 123,850 7.65 $28.23 $58,710
Land Subdivision 1,540 3.94 $34.60 $71,980
Oil and Gas Extraction 2,190 1.55 $51.15 $106,390
Residential Building Construction 9,520 1.22 $34.38 $71,510
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 80 0.29 $40.83 $84,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 70 0.01 $91.66 $190,650
Oil and Gas Extraction 2,190 1.55 $51.15 $106,390
Natural Gas Distribution 180 0.17 $49.92 $103,830
Rail Transportation 70 0.03 $42.64 $88,700
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 600 0.04 $42.64 $88,680


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 18,480 2.15 1.98 $28.24 $58,730
Texas 17,580 1.45 1.34 $33.90 $70,520
Georgia 10,400 2.37 2.19 $24.25 $50,450
California 9,610 0.56 0.52 $35.31 $73,450
Washington 8,190 2.51 2.32 $30.70 $63,860




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 5,370 2.60 2.40 $25.86 $53,790
Washington 8,190 2.51 2.32 $30.70 $63,860
Georgia 10,400 2.37 2.19 $24.25 $50,450
Oklahoma 3,660 2.30 2.12 $26.38 $54,880
Florida 18,480 2.15 1.98 $28.24 $58,730




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 4,870 0.52 0.48 $55.99 $116,460
Rhode Island 160 0.33 0.31 $40.52 $84,280
Alaska 160 0.49 0.46 $37.59 $78,190
Wyoming 150 0.56 0.51 $36.33 $75,570
California 9,610 0.56 0.52 $35.31 $73,450





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 7,790 2.90 2.68 $25.21 $52,440
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 6,670 2.57 2.38 $26.19 $54,480
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 6,280 3.17 2.92 $32.21 $67,000
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 6,080 0.64 0.59 $50.09 $104,180
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,890 1.97 1.82 $35.97 $74,830
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 5,300 1.69 1.56 $30.39 $63,220
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,900 1.37 1.27 $37.56 $78,130
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,660 0.79 0.73 $24.70 $51,380
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,170 1.54 1.43 $33.88 $70,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,010 0.49 0.45 $34.69 $72,160