Salary for Real Estate Brokers

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Real estate brokers sell real estate for other individuals. They do this for a fee, also called a commission. Real estate brokers search other similar properties to compare prices and ensure the property is being listed at a competitive price. Brokers also monitor the fulfillment of the terms of the agreement once it is made and negotiate between buyers and sellers. In order to work as a broker it is necessary that the individual be familiar with the real estate laws and fair housing laws to work as a broker. The job is a commission-only position, though earnings can be substantial.

A Real Estate Broker can expect a wage between $25,460 and $174,120 based on the level of education. will normally receive an average salary of eigthy-one thousand six hundred and thirty dollars per annum.

can get the best compensation in District of Columbia, where they get salary pay of just about $112,550. People working these jobs can make the highest salaries in Construction, where they can get an average job salary of $91,610.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 4.97 percent nationwide in that time.


Real Estate Brokers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Transportation and Warehousing
Accommodation and Food Services
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
Public Administration
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
Finance and Insurance