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Highest Paying Industries for Real Estate Brokers

The top 36 highest paying industries for real estate brokers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $133,230, securities, commodity contracts, and other financial investments and related activities is the highest paying industry for real estate brokers. It is followed by residential building construction industry (average annual salary $98,540). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of real estate brokers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 36 Highest Paying Industries for Real Estate Brokers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$133,230
30
2 Residential Building Construction
$98,540
160
3 Construction of Buildings
$98,540
170
4 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$85,970
280
5 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$85,300
290
6 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$85,300
290
7 Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$84,390
380
8 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$84,390
380
9 Construction
$79,970
590
10 Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$78,280
n/a
11 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$71,770
40
12 Educational Services
$71,600
50
13 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$70,630
40
14 Educational Services - State government owned
$70,630
40
15 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$64,930
870
16 Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$62,950
410
17 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$62,930
420
18 Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers
$62,030
22,220
19 Finance and Insurance
$59,810
1,650
20 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$58,260
n/a
21 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$57,800
250
22 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$57,610
250
23 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$56,600
33,890
24 Real Estate
$56,560
33,830
25 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$55,260
480
26 Insurance Carriers
$54,530
n/a
27 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$54,500
n/a
28 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$54,120
430
29 Federal, State, and Local Government
$54,120
430
30 State government, including schools and hospitals
$50,420
220
31 Mining
$48,250
260
32 Lessors of Real Estate
$48,190
3,980
33 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$47,280
190
34 Oil and Gas Extraction
$46,200
250
35 Activities Related to Real Estate
$46,090
7,630
36 Depository Credit Intermediation
$41,330
80
See also: Highest paying cities for real estate brokers.