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 amongst New York 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 Sales Agents in New York

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,490
25th Percentile Wage
$59,300
50th Percentile Wage
$89,110
75th Percentile Wage
$128,320
90th Percentile Wage
$168,950

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 $168,950. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $89,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,490.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$89,110
3.79% 25.13%
2016
$85,730
6.40% -
2015
$80,240
4.80% -
2014
$76,390
-0.13% -
2013
$76,490
12.77% -
2012
$66,720
- -

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 $87,050. The highest paying area for real estate sales agents in New York is Nassau-Suffolk with a median annual salary of $87,050. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is New York-White Plains-Wayne (mean annual salary $87,000). The lowest paying area is Binghamton with a median annual salary of $34,970.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nassau-Suffolk
$87,050
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$87,000
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$79,810
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$78,740
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$74,200
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$69,620
Syracuse
$63,120
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$62,560
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$61,220
Utica-Rome
$59,080
Kingston
$58,380
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$57,830
Rochester
$55,840
Ithaca
$55,300
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$38,790
Binghamton
$34,970




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