Average Real Estate Agent Salary

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The average salary for a Real Estate Agent is $48,005.
MEDIAN $48,005
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$25k - $101k
$246 - $20k
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$1k - $49k
$2k - $175k
Total Pay
$26k - $104k

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Job Description for Real Estate Agent

Real Estate Agent Tasks
  • Facilitate the sale and purchase of properties by working with sellers, buyers, and intermediaries.
  • Document all interactions and negotiations, including legal documents.
  • Build and develop relationships with clients online and in person.
  • Negotiate with involved parties to reach agreement and transfer properties.

Popular Employer Salaries for Real Estate Agent

The top respondents for the job title Real Estate Agent are from the companies Keller Williams Realty, Inc., Re/Max Real Estate and Coldwell Banker. Reported salaries are highest at Keller Williams Realty, Inc. where the average pay is $50,868. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Re/Max Real Estate, earning around $49,132. Redfin pays the lowest at around $30,000. Century 21 also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $33,491.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Real Estate Agent. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Real Estate Agent
Property Manager
Office Manager
Administrative Assistant
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Real Estate Agent

Skills in Real Estate, Oral / Verbal Communication and Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service and Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Real Estate Agent

An entry-level Real Estate Agent with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,934 based on 123 salaries. An early career Real Estate Agent with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,501 based on 454 salaries. A mid-career Real Estate Agent with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 114 salaries. An experienced Real Estate Agent with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,203 based on 102 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $64,966.
Employees with Real Estate Agent in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 20.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (18.7% more) and New York, New York (9.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (12.5% less) and Austin, Texas (7.9% less).

Years of Experience

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