Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents

Rent, buy, or sell property for clients. Perform duties, such as study property listings, interview prospective clients, accompany clients to property site, discuss conditions of sale, and draw up real estate contracts. Includes agents who represent buyer.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
158,340 1.5 % $24.60 $51,170 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.71 $13.08 $18.79 $29.79 $44.64
Annual Wage (2) $20,200 $27,200 $39,070 $61,960 $92,860


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 60,240 22.35 $24.81 $51,600
Lessors of Real Estate 37,370 6.62 $22.00 $45,760
Activities Related to Real Estate 33,640 6.11 $24.25 $50,430
Residential Building Construction 8,320 1.44 $26.17 $54,430
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,970 0.14 $35.87 $74,600

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 60,240 22.35 $24.81 $51,600
Lessors of Real Estate 37,370 6.62 $22.00 $45,760
Activities Related to Real Estate 33,640 6.11 $24.25 $50,430
Land Subdivision 2,830 5.91 $27.57 $57,340
Residential Building Construction 8,320 1.44 $26.17 $54,430

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 30 0.01 $45.72 $95,100
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 200 0.03 $41.26 $85,820
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 40 0.02 $38.94 $80,990
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,970 0.14 $35.87 $74,600
Natural Gas Distribution 150 0.14 $35.10 $73,010


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 21,950 3.07 2.49 $21.11 $43,920
New York 15,590 1.85 1.50 $37.60 $78,210
Texas 15,250 1.48 1.20 $20.57 $42,780
California 12,470 0.89 0.72 $24.75 $51,480
Virginia 10,170 2.86 2.32 $24.27 $50,470




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 21,950 3.07 2.49 $21.11 $43,920
Virginia 10,170 2.86 2.32 $24.27 $50,470
Georgia 9,940 2.63 2.13 $23.47 $48,810
Nevada 2,130 1.92 1.55 $19.16 $39,860
New York 15,590 1.85 1.50 $37.60 $78,210




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 5,290 0.95 0.77 $37.98 $78,990
New York 15,590 1.85 1.50 $37.60 $78,210
District of Columbia 700 1.09 0.88 $37.41 $77,820
Wyoming 140 0.52 0.42 $31.26 $65,020
Alaska 180 0.58 0.47 $31.00 $64,480





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,780 2.13 1.73 $39.26 $81,660
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 7,210 3.24 2.62 $25.63 $53,300
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,550 2.40 1.95 $26.70 $55,540
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,480 1.76 1.42 $17.82 $37,070
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,480 2.19 1.77 $21.78 $45,300
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,210 1.18 0.95 $40.60 $84,440
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 3,750 3.86 3.12 $17.74 $36,910
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,290 1.81 1.47 $29.31 $60,960
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,020 1.78 1.44 $19.05 $39,620
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 2,900 2.97 2.40 $29.77 $61,930




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Naples-Marco Island, FL 620 5.57 4.51 $23.98 $49,870
Palm Coast, FL 80 4.81 3.90 $17.06 $35,480
Gainesville, FL 520 4.37 3.54 $14.07 $29,270
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL 270 3.95 3.20 $17.27 $35,920
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 770 3.93 3.19 $25.18 $52,380
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 3,750 3.86 3.12 $17.74 $36,910
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 2,750 3.83 3.11 $26.17 $54,430
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 1,890 3.82 3.10 $20.28 $42,190
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 840 3.59 2.91 $21.94 $45,630
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 260 3.50 2.83 $16.88 $35,100