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Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agent Salary Information

The salary statistics of real estate brokers and sales agents are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of real estate brokers and sales agents in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of real estate brokers and sales agents within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The real estate brokers and sales agents annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agent Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,300
25th Percentile Wage
$31,840
50th Percentile Wage
$47,880
75th Percentile Wage
$75,310
90th Percentile Wage
$118,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for real estate brokers and sales agents. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) real estate brokers and sales agents is $118,410. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $47,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,300. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 408% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$47,880
3.07% 12.30%
2016
$46,410
1.72% -
2015
$45,610
4.78% -
2014
$43,430
1.87% -
2013
$42,620
1.48% -
2012
$41,990
- -

Table 2. Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agent Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of real estate brokers and sales agents in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for real estate brokers and sales agents occupations is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector with an annual salary $110,280. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $38,370).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$110,280
Mining
$87,720
Transportation and Warehousing
$78,610
Accommodation and Food Services
$77,330
Utilities
$76,840
Federal, State, and Local Government
$70,320
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$67,810
Educational Services
$64,610
Information
$64,560
Finance and Insurance
$62,410
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$62,300
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$60,450
Construction
$55,160
Retail Trade
$51,780
Health Care and Social Assistance
$48,270
Wholesale Trade
$45,440
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$45,100
Manufacturing
$42,510
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$38,370



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