Average Real Estate Agent Salary
$99,000 yearly
$35.36 hourly
Updated July 28, 2021
$87,000
10 %
$99,000
Median
$114,000
90 %
Real estate agents in the United States make an average salary of $99,958 per year or $48.06 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $87,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $114,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, Colorado, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Washington provide the highest real estate agent salaries.

Average Real Estate Agent Salary By State

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

Average Salary

Real Estate Agent average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
Alabama
$92,893
$92,893
$44.66
$44.66
Alaska
Alaska
$76,935
$76,935
$36.99
$36.99
Arizona
Arizona
$85,705
$85,705
$41.20
$41.20
Arkansas
Arkansas
$75,541
$75,541
$36.32
$36.32
California
California
$96,996
$96,996
$46.63
$46.63
Colorado
Colorado
$103,371
$103,371
$49.70
$49.70
Connecticut
Connecticut
$81,659
$81,659
$39.26
$39.26
Delaware
Delaware
$87,606
$87,606
$42.12
$42.12
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
$87,832
$87,832
$42.23
$42.23
Florida
Florida
$64,285
$64,285
$30.91
$30.91
Georgia
Georgia
$86,572
$86,572
$41.62
$41.62
Hawaii
Hawaii
$50,241
$50,241
$24.15
$24.15
Idaho
Idaho
$99,450
$99,450
$47.81
$47.81
Illinois
Illinois
$68,564
$68,564
$32.96
$32.96
Indiana
Indiana
$88,795
$88,795
$42.69
$42.69
Iowa
Iowa
$94,466
$94,466
$45.42
$45.42
Kansas
Kansas
$87,020
$87,020
$41.84
$41.84
Kentucky
Kentucky
$82,995
$82,995
$39.90
$39.90
Louisiana
Louisiana
$94,069
$94,069
$45.23
$45.23
Maine
Maine
$84,236
$84,236
$40.50
$40.50
Maryland
Maryland
$87,759
$87,759
$42.19
$42.19
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
$98,879
$98,879
$47.54
$47.54
Michigan
Michigan
$90,634
$90,634
$43.57
$43.57
Minnesota
Minnesota
$84,844
$84,844
$40.79
$40.79
Mississippi
Mississippi
$88,313
$88,313
$42.46
$42.46
Missouri
Missouri
$96,053
$96,053
$46.18
$46.18
Montana
Montana
$99,970
$99,970
$48.06
$48.06
Nebraska
Nebraska
$90,451
$90,451
$43.49
$43.49
Nevada
Nevada
$90,795
$90,795
$43.65
$43.65
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
$87,102
$87,102
$41.88
$41.88
New Jersey
New Jersey
$94,528
$94,528
$45.45
$45.45
New Mexico
New Mexico
$99,239
$99,239
$47.71
$47.71
New York
New York
$103,907
$103,907
$49.96
$49.96
North Carolina
North Carolina
$77,417
$77,417
$37.22
$37.22
North Dakota
North Dakota
$95,417
$95,417
$45.87
$45.87
Ohio
Ohio
$79,211
$79,211
$38.08
$38.08
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
$88,731
$88,731
$42.66
$42.66
Oregon
Oregon
$87,217
$87,217
$41.93
$41.93
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
$96,244
$96,244
$46.27
$46.27
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
$83,912
$83,912
$40.34
$40.34
South Carolina
South Carolina
$83,450
$83,450
$40.12
$40.12
South Dakota
South Dakota
$101,124
$101,124
$48.62
$48.62
Tennessee
Tennessee
$87,513
$87,513
$42.07
$42.07
Texas
Texas
$97,039
$97,039
$46.65
$46.65
Utah
Utah
$86,818
$86,818
$41.74
$41.74
Vermont
Vermont
$91,225
$91,225
$43.86
$43.86
Virginia
Virginia
$92,636
$92,636
$44.54
$44.54
Washington
Washington
$100,507
$100,507
$48.32
$48.32
West Virginia
West Virginia
$101,068
$101,068
$48.59
$48.59
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
$86,035
$86,035
$41.36
$41.36
Wyoming
Wyoming
$88,205
$88,205
$42.41
$42.41

Highest Paying Cities For Real Estate Agent

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Lincoln, CA
Lincoln, CA
$104,523
$104,523
$50.25
$50.25
New York, NY
New York, NY
$104,393
$104,393
$50.19
$50.19
Denver, CO
Denver, CO
$103,462
$103,462
$49.74
$49.74
Worcester, MA
Worcester, MA
$99,489
$99,489
$47.83
$47.83
Georgetown, TX
Georgetown, TX
$96,660
$96,660
$46.47
$46.47
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
$96,349
$96,349
$46.32
$46.32

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    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Licensed Realtor

    Avg. salary: $36,949

    A real estate agent is responsible for helping a client sell, rent, or buy a property such as land, houses, and buildings according to what they want. They are the ones who give accurate guidance and advice to clients on how they can sell or promote their property in the market. Agents also work with clients to negotiate pricing. The real estate agent checks and sees to it that all documents and other information needed are furnished to ensure the seller's credibility and truthfulness.
    30,765 Licensed Realtor Jobs
    Sales And Leasing Consultant

    Avg. salary: $45,624

    Sales and leasing consultants are specialists in rental properties who interact with potential clients. They present houses, apartments, and other assets to clients persuasively. They assist residential landlords searching for tenants and promote unoccupied properties with various advertising and media techniques. The skills necessary for this job include taking criticism, being competitive, problem-solving, and being proactive and persistent. They should also be able to embrace technology and be well-informed.
    91,437 Sales And Leasing Consultant Jobs
    Realtor

    Avg. salary: $36,743

    A realtor is responsible for processing real estate transactions and assisting clients with their concerns and inquiries about a specific property. A realtor should always work for their clients' best interests, ensuring that proposals work within the client's specified budget and property goals. A realtor will also consider the security of a property location before a recommendation to ensure the client's safety and comfort. Realtors must finalize records of cost estimates and purchase agreements, which are essential in choosing the best property.
    10,949 Realtor Jobs
    Apartment Leasing Agent

    Avg. salary: $29,259

    Apartment leasing agents are professionals who are working on behalf of apartment owners to find potential tenants. The agents manage the signing of leases and provide existing tenants with customer service. They identify their wants and needs for property and their economic viability. Their duties tend to overlap those of the property managers as they maintain the habitation suitability of apartments. It is their initiative to advertise any apartment or property vacancy on the market.
    28,786 Apartment Leasing Agent Jobs
    Agent

    Avg. salary: $35,013

    Agents are individuals who are employed by their clients to represent them in various dealings. Agents are usually employed by people in the show business industry, such as actors, writers, or directors. They meet people who are interested in dealing with their clients. They listen to the plans and vision for the project and assess if the project fits their clients' interests or public image. In the case of agents whose clients are actors, they send their clients to auditions upon review of the project details. Agents are also responsible for negotiating terms on behalf of their clients, such as salary, royalties, and set benefits, among others. They also inform the project leaders of their clients' demands on set. Agents are expected to be business-savvy and good negotiators.
    113,543 Agent Jobs
    Home Agent

    Avg. salary: $26,781

    Home Agents are responsible for negotiating the letting and sales of residential home properties through liaising with clients, property professionals, and solicitors. Their duties include gathering property information, reaching out to sellers about the property, estimating property value, and marketing properties for sale. They represent sellers in the negotiation process and liaise with stakeholders, advise prospective buyers, and reach acceptable prices. Homes Agents in the letting space will do credit checks for tenants, draft tenancy agreements, organize rent payment schedules, and resolve property issues.
    61,379 Home Agent Jobs

    Which Companies Pay Real Estate Agents The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a real estate agent, being employed by a company such as Roberts or Valley Transportation would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Yost & Little Realty and Riverside City Human Resources also report highly competitive salaries for real estate agents.
    Company

    Recently Added Real Estate Agent Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Real Estate Agent--Set Your OWN Schedule
    Real Estate Agent--Set Your OWN Schedule
    Cleveland, OH
    Cleveland, OH
    06/30/2021
    06/30/2021
    $100,000
    $100,000
    06/30/2021
    Rector Hayden Realtors
    Rector Hayden Realtors
    Real Estate Agent
    Real Estate Agent
    Real Estate Agent
    Georgetown, KY
    Georgetown, KY
    06/29/2021
    06/29/2021
    $100,000
    $100,000
    06/29/2021
    Networth Realty USA
    Networth Realty USA
    Wholesale Real Estate Sales and Acquisition Agent-Training Provided
    Wholesale Real Estate Sales and Acquisition Agent-Training Provided
    Wholesale Real Estate Sales and Acquisition Agent-Training Provided
    San Antonio, TX
    San Antonio, TX
    06/29/2021
    06/29/2021
    $50,000
    $50,000
    06/29/2021
    The Gellman Team
    The Gellman Team
    Real Estate Sales Agent
    Real Estate Sales Agent
    Real Estate Sales Agent
    Saint Louis, MO
    Saint Louis, MO
    06/29/2021
    06/29/2021
    $75,000
    $75,000
    06/29/2021
    Bi-Lingual Real Estate Agent
    Bi-Lingual Real Estate Agent
    Birmingham, AL
    Birmingham, AL
    06/29/2021
    06/29/2021
    $100,000
    $100,000
    06/29/2021
    MV Realty
    MV Realty
    Real Estate Agent
    Real Estate Agent
    Real Estate Agent
    Fort Myers, FL
    Fort Myers, FL
    06/29/2021
    06/29/2021
    $50,000
    $50,000
    06/29/2021
    Licensed Real Estate Listing Agent
    Licensed Real Estate Listing Agent
    Cincinnati, OH
    Cincinnati, OH
    06/29/2021
    06/29/2021
    $100,000
    $100,000
    06/29/2021
    Marcus & Company Realty
    Marcus & Company Realty
    Real Estate Listing Agent
    Real Estate Listing Agent
    Real Estate Listing Agent
    Sarasota, FL
    Sarasota, FL
    06/29/2021
    06/29/2021
    $100,000
    $100,000
    06/29/2021
    MV Realty
    MV Realty
    Real Estate Agent
    Real Estate Agent
    Real Estate Agent
    Kane, IL
    Kane, IL
    06/29/2021
    06/29/2021
    $50,000
    $50,000
    06/29/2021
    Era Key Realty Services
    Era Key Realty Services
    Real Estate Agent
    Real Estate Agent
    Real Estate Agent
    Worcester, MA
    Worcester, MA
    06/29/2021
    06/29/2021
    $100,000
    $100,000
    06/29/2021

    Average Real Estate Agent Salary by Demographic

    Real Estate Agent Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $102,701
    female-income
    Female Income
    $100,104
    Median Real Estate Agent Income by Race
    Unknown real estate agents have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or latino real estate agents have the lowest average salary at $99,132.
    $105,000
    $104,000
    $103,000
    $102,000
    $101,000
    $100,000
    $99,000
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Unknown
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$103,553
    Black or African American$99,283
    Asian$101,379
    Unknown$103,664
    Hispanic or Latino$99,132
    Average Real Estate Agent Salary by Education Level
    Real estate agents with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $102,255 annually. With a Bachelors degree, real estate agents earn a median annual income of $100,104 compared to $94,122 for real estate agents with an Associate degree.
    $104,000
    $102,000
    $100,000
    $98,000
    $96,000
    $94,000
    $92,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$93,522
    Some College/ Associate Degree$94,122
    Bachelor's Degree$100,104
    Master's Degree$102,255