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Real Estate Brokers Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for real estate brokers in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of real estate brokers among Illinois metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Real Estate Brokers in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,980
25th Percentile Wage
$29,870
50th Percentile Wage
$52,690
75th Percentile Wage
$84,890
90th Percentile Wage
$157,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for real estate brokers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $157,900. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,980.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of real estate brokers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$52,690
-5.67% 1.18%
2016
$55,680
5.35% -
2015
$52,700
-11.65% -
2014
$58,840
2.19% -
2013
$57,550
9.52% -
2012
$52,070
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Real Estate Brokers in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of real estate brokers in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of real estate brokers in state of Illinois ranges from $49,070 to $106,180. The highest paying area for real estate brokers in Illinois is Bloomington-Normal with a median annual salary of $106,180. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Peoria (mean annual salary $72,840). The lowest paying area is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $49,070.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bloomington-Normal
$106,180
Peoria
$72,840
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$52,570
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$49,070




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