Real Estate Sales Agent Salary Information in New York

The average annual and hourly salaries for real estate sales agents in the state of New York are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of real estate sales agents among New York 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Real Estate Sales Agents in New York

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,130
25th Percentile Wage
$52,830
50th Percentile Wage
$85,730
75th Percentile Wage
$135,590
90th Percentile Wage
$201,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for real estate sales agents in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $201,470. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $85,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,130.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18.80
25th Percentile Wage
$25.40
50th Percentile Wage
$41.22
75th Percentile Wage
$65.19
90th Percentile Wage
$96.86

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for real estate sales agents in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $96.86. The median hourly salary is $41.22. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.80.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of real estate sales agents from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201685,7306.40%22.17%
201580,2404.80%-
201476,390-0.13%-
201376,49012.77%-
201266,720--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Real Estate Sales Agents in New York Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of real estate sales agents in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of real estate sales agents in state of New York ranges from $34,970 to $87,000. The highest paying area for real estate sales agents in New York is New York-White Plains-Wayne with a median annual salary of $87,000. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island (mean annual salary $80,460). The lowest paying area is Binghamton with a median annual salary of $34,970.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$87,000
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$80,460
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$78,740
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$78,590
Nassau-Suffolk
$64,130
Syracuse
$63,170
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$62,560
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$61,220
Utica-Rome
$59,080
Kingston
$58,670
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$57,830
Ithaca
$55,300
Rochester
$53,980
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$47,390
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$38,790
Binghamton
$34,970



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