Real estate agent earnings by seniority

90th percentile

Top-level real estate agent earnings begin at:

$76.28 per hour

$158,660 per year

75th percentile

Senior-level real estate agent earnings begin at:

$48.51 per hour

$100,910 per year

50th percentile

Mid-level real estate agent earnings begin at:

$28.81 per hour

$59,920 per year

25th percentile

Junior-level real estate agent earnings begin at:

$20.56 per hour

$42,750 per year

10th percentile

Starting level real estate agent earnings begin at:

$14.49 per hour

$30,130 per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Real estate agent salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Massachusetts $79,310
South Dakota $77,560
New York $74,640
Wyoming $71,120
District of Columbia $62,350
North Dakota $61,800
Washington $61,640
Maryland $61,400
Vermont $61,400
North Carolina $60,860
Colorado $60,640
Alaska $60,020
California $59,920
Virginia $59,380
Connecticut $59,050
New Jersey $51,400
Iowa $50,350
Michigan $49,150
Nebraska $48,700
Missouri $48,590
Utah $48,520
West Virginia $48,440
Alabama $48,350
Pennsylvania $48,300
Maine $48,250
Puerto Rico $48,080
Rhode Island $48,050
Florida $47,970
Wisconsin $47,220
New Hampshire $47,130
Arizona $46,910
Georgia $46,910
Hawaii $46,910
Kansas $46,910
Oregon $46,910
Nevada $46,640
Mississippi $46,380
New Mexico $46,230
Indiana $45,790
Texas $44,920
Oklahoma $39,550
Montana $38,990
Delaware $38,530
Kentucky $38,340
South Carolina $38,340
Louisiana $38,250
Idaho $37,850
Illinois $37,810
Arkansas $37,610
Minnesota $37,200
Ohio $36,940
Tennessee $30,370

How do real estate agent salaries compare to similar careers?

Real estate agents earn about the same as related careers in California. On average, they make less than cost estimators but more than clergy members.

Career Median Salary
Cost estimator salary $77K
Correctional officer salary $82K
Firefighter salary $78K
Sales representative salary $63K
Fire inspector salary $73K
Real estate agent salary $60K
Advertising sales agent salary $63K
Fundraiser salary $65K
American sign language interpreter salary $71K
Clergy member salary $63K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)