Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

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. Include agents who represent buyer.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
141,040 2.5 % $24.25 $50,440 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.93 $11.89 $17.77 $28.93 $48.71
Annual Wage (2) $18,570 $24,730 $36,950 $60,170 $101,310

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Offices of real estate agents and brokers 50,700 $26.02 $54,130
Lessors of real estate 29,310 $17.46 $36,310
Activities related to real estate 26,830 $22.95 $47,740
Residential building construction 10,670 $34.05 $70,830
Land subdivision 4,350 $28.95 $60,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Oil and gas extraction 630 $36.48 $75,880
Residential building construction 10,670 $34.05 $70,830
Accounting and bookkeeping services 370 $30.97 $64,410
Postal service 50 $30.91 $64,290
Management and technical consulting services 600 $30.88 $64,230

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Virginia 10,290 $22.13 $46,020 0.294%
Nevada 2,960 $23.76 $49,420 0.256%
South Carolina 3,010 $23.39 $48,650 0.168%
Georgia 5,610 $18.74 $38,990 0.146%
Texas 13,120 $27.51 $57,220 0.141%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Connecticut 720 $35.07 $72,940 0.044%
Vermont 160 $34.62 $72,000 0.054%
California 9,900 $33.07 $68,790 0.068%
District of Columbia (7) $29.92 $62,240 (7)
New York (7) $28.12 $58,480 (7)

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Naples, FL MSA 600 $34.06 $70,840 0.497%
Myrtle Beach, SC MSA 520 $17.94 $37,310 0.480%
Panama City, FL MSA 310 $12.68 $26,380 0.474%
Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, VA-NC MSA 2,970 $27.46 $57,120 0.410%
Daytona Beach, FL MSA 690 $27.36 $56,910 0.400%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
San Luis Obispo-Atascadero-Paso Robles, CA MSA 120 $61.66 $128,250 0.118%
Bridgeport, CT PMSA (7) $58.16 $120,970 (7)
Fresno, CA MSA 130 $45.65 $94,950 0.037%
Lincoln, NE MSA 60 $42.77 $88,970 0.039%
Bakersfield, CA MSA (7) $41.83 $87,000 (7)

About November 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) Estimate not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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