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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of real estate brokers and sales agents from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |