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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Real Estate Agent Salary

$93,146 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$44.78 hourly

Entry level Salary
$68,000 yearly
$68,000
10 %
$93,146
Median
$126,000
90 %

How much does a Real Estate Agent make?

Real estate agents make $93,146 per year on average, or $44.78 per hour, in the United States. Real estate agents on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $68,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $126,000.

Location impacts how much a real estate agent can expect to make. Real estate agents make the most in Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, West Virginia, and South Dakota.

Highest Paying States For Real Estate Agents

The darker areas on the map show where real estate agents earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Real Estate Agent average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Vermont$114,469$55.03103
2Massachusetts$114,953$55.271,173
3Montana$101,856$48.97157
4New York$114,452$55.021,506
5Michigan$98,227$47.221,001
6Alabama$93,984$45.18606
7Missouri$92,187$44.32864
8West Virginia$111,808$53.75101
9South Dakota$103,250$49.64101
10North Dakota$99,763$47.9692
11Pennsylvania$91,713$44.091,743
12Connecticut$97,996$47.11473
13Nebraska$87,120$41.88328
14Iowa$89,780$43.16432
15Georgia$93,973$45.18889
16Tennessee$83,547$40.17813
17California$97,840$47.043,169
18Colorado$93,928$45.16663
19Washington$97,460$46.86615
20Nevada$85,193$40.96282
21New Hampshire$90,402$43.46207
22Oklahoma$86,174$41.43330
23New Jersey$96,337$46.32785
24Arkansas$84,648$40.70300
25Maine$91,779$44.12111
26Alaska$96,387$46.349
27Ohio$81,746$39.301,395
28Kansas$86,281$41.48269
29Wisconsin$85,671$41.19548
30Mississippi$81,649$39.25270
31Utah$83,125$39.96411
32Virginia$93,233$44.82678
33Delaware$78,719$37.85191
34Arizona$78,201$37.60952
35Indiana$83,707$40.24625
36Texas$83,867$40.321,990
37Idaho$83,736$40.26179
38New Mexico$84,757$40.75164
39Rhode Island$79,360$38.15153
40Kentucky$83,942$40.36220
41South Carolina$81,074$38.98449
42Florida$79,421$38.181,867
43Minnesota$83,396$40.09565
44Oregon$75,611$36.35560
45Maryland$84,037$40.40538
46Louisiana$69,141$33.24410
47Illinois$75,313$36.211,163
48Wyoming$56,120$26.9876
49Hawaii$71,997$34.6183
50District of Columbia$76,145$36.61130
51North Carolina$64,538$31.03616

Highest Paying Cities For Real Estate Agents

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Albany, NY$115,654$55.60
2Lowell, MA$114,917$55.25
3San Francisco, CA$100,334$48.24
4Seattle, WA$98,144$47.18
5Grand Rapids, MI$97,582$46.91
6Trenton, NJ$95,933$46.12
7Columbus, GA$94,239$45.31
8Denver, CO$93,964$45.17
9Huntsville, AL$93,432$44.92
10Saint Louis, MO$93,086$44.75
11Portland, ME$91,916$44.19
12Philadelphia, PA$91,850$44.16
13Manchester, NH$90,423$43.47
14Lincoln, NE$86,925$41.79
15Las Vegas, NV$85,151$40.94

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. Albany, NY
  2. Lowell, MA
  3. San Francisco, CA
  4. Seattle, WA
  5. Grand Rapids, MI

Real Estate Agent Salary Details

Real Estate Agent Salary

What is a Real Estate Agent's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$126,000$10,500$61
75th Percentile$109,000$9,083$52
Average$93,146$7,762$45
25th Percentile$79,000$6,583$38
10th Percentile$68,000$5,667$33

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Licensed Realtor$35,766$2,980$17.2017,429
Sales And Leasing Consultant$36,984$3,082$17.7851,173
Realtor$34,883$2,907$16.777,482
Apartment Leasing Agent$31,221$2,602$15.0131,888
Agent$35,399$2,950$17.02184,325
Home Agent$19,858$1,655$9.5580,123

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Citi Jobs (139)
  2. Berkshire Hathaway Jobs (207)
  3. William Raveis Jobs (87)
  4. Edina Realty Jobs (101)
  5. Century Homebuilders Jobs (92)

Which Companies Pay Real Estate Agents The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Redfin and Berkshire Hathaway are the highest paying companies for real estate agents.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Redfin$107,190$51.53261
2Berkshire Hathaway$106,139$51.03184
3Baird$102,801$49.429
4Intero Real Estate Services$101,681$48.8996
5Edina Realty$101,648$48.871
6RE/MAX$101,597$48.8431
7NextHome$101,491$48.791
8Watson Realty Realtors$101,391$48.75
9Crye-Leike$101,387$48.74640
10Keller Williams Realty$101,078$48.601461
11Weichert$101,056$48.58472
12Exit Realty Central$100,997$48.561
13John L. Scott Real Estate$100,942$48.53217
14Breylan Deal-Eriksen - Windermere Real Estate$100,784$48.45
15Allen Tate$100,781$48.45
16Metro Brokers$100,755$48.446
17RE/MAX Northwest$100,640$48.38
18Keller Williams Capital Properties$100,634$48.3813
19Real Estate Teams, LLC$100,618$48.371
20Century 21 Redwood Realty$100,615$48.37

Real Estate Agent Salary Trends

The salary for a real estate agent can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Average Real Estate Agent Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Real Estate Agent Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$93,100$44.78+0.2%
    2021$92,900$44.68+0.5%
    2020$92,500$44.46+5.5%
    2019$87,400$42.00+4.1%
    2018$83,700$40.26+1.6%

    Recently Added Real Estate Agent Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Howard Hanna | Rand RealtyExperienced Real Estate AgentStamford, CT06/01/2022$50,000
    Nexthome Premier RealtorsResidential Real Estate AgentKenner, LA06/01/2022$50,000
    Nexthome at The BeachLicensed Real Estate Listing AgentPalm Coast, FL06/01/2022$50,000
    RealtysouthExperienced Real Estate AgentBirmingham, AL06/01/2022$100,000
    Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices California PropertiesReal Estate Agent--Flexible Work ScheduleLong Beach, CA06/01/2022$100,000
    Better Properties LaceyReal Estate Buyer's AgentTacoma, WA06/01/2022$50,000
    Keller Williams WestsideReal Estate AgentLos Angeles, CA06/01/2022$35,000
    Howard Hanna | Rand RealtyReal Estate Sales AgentYonkers, NY06/01/2022$50,000
    Reecenichols Real EstateReal Estate Listing AgentOverland Park, KS06/01/2022$50,000
    The Wehner GroupExperienced Real Estate AgentPhoenix, AZ06/01/2022$80,000

    Real Estate Agent Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Real Estate Agents the most?

    Massachusetts pays Real Estate Agents the most in the United States, with an average salary of $114,953 per year, or $55.27 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Real Estate Agent?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Real Estate Agent if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Vermont you should be paid close to $114,469 per year.

    What type of Real Estate Agent gets paid the most?

    Real Estate Broker gets paid the most. Real Estate Broker made a median salary of $98,148. The best-paid 10 percent make $118,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $81,000.

    What is a good starting salary for a Real Estate Agent?

    A good starting salary for a real estate agent is $68,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for a real estate agent in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for real estate agents is $93,146, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for a real estate agent can vary by state.

    Do real estate agents make good money?

    Yes, real estate agents make good money. Real estate agents earn an average salary of around $60,000 per year. Higher paying jobs for realtors may result in earnings over $100,000 per year. Conversely, real estate agents can make less than $30,000 per year, depending on location, leads, and sales skills.

    How much do real estate agents make at most?

    Real estate agents make over $200,000 per year at most. For real estate agents who deal with a high volume of expensive homes, earning over $200,000 per year is not unattainable.

    The earning potential of a real estate agent is determined by many factors. Location contributes to the value of the properties that a real estate agent sells.

    What is the average starting salary for a realtor?

    The average starting salary of a realtor is between $25,000 and $80,000 per year, as it varies wildly from state to state and may also depend on the types of real estate that the realtor works with.

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