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Having work experience in a related occupation may make it easier to find a job. Employees with a bachelor's degree or higher are 45% of the total. About 37% of property sales brokers have some college education, but do not have a degree. High school was all the education required by 18% of workers to get a job.


Part-Time Work and Self-Employment

Government survey data shows that 16% of employees work fewer than 40 hours per week. Some 64% of property sales brokers work primarily as a consultant.


Area Job Conditions

Cities with few jobs per capita for employees are Fort Worth (Texas), Austin (Texas), and Cleveland (Ohio). The most jobs are found in Palm Coast (Florida), Kingman (Arizona), and Wilmington (North Carolina).

Within the US, the highest salaries for property sales brokers are found in San Francisco (California), New York (New York), and Atlanta (Georgia), and the lowest are found in Fayetteville (North Carolina), Boise (Idaho), and Greenville (North Carolina).


Video Overview

A quick intro into property, or real estate, broker careers. Created for the US Dept. of Labor.


Salaries by City

See typical salaries and ranges for this career below*. Shift click to sort by more than one column -- for example first shift-click on state and then shift-click on salary to find best and worst salaries in each state.

StateCity / RegionTypical SalarySalary RangeJob Count% of All Jobs
AKAnchorage$54,880$27K - $137K400.02%
ALBirmingham - Hoover$52,710$22K - $167K1300.03%
ALHuntsville$42,530$33K - $48KN/AN/A
ALMontgomery$57,400$42K - $91K400.03%
AZFlagstaff$28,190$25K - $37KN/AN/A
AZLake Havasu City $ Kingman$44,090$19K - $71K300.08%
AZPhoenix - Mesa - Glendale$46,020$30K - $182K9900.06%
CABakersfield - Delano$42,080$20K - $73K300.01%
CAFresno$81,090$35K - $137K800.03%
CALos Angeles - Long Beach - Glendale (Metro Area)$94,030$65K - N/A1,6200.04%
CAOakland - Fremont - Hayward (Metro Area)$63,390$38K - $136K2300.02%
CAOxnard - Thousand Oaks - Ventura$41,400$18K - $95KN/AN/A
CARiverside - San Bernardino - Ontario$57,230$26K - N/A5200.04%
CASacramento - Arden - Arcade - Roseville$65,030$47K - $128K1300.02%
CASalinas$95,030$65K - N/AN/AN/A
CASan Diego - Carlsbad - San Marcos$65,280$49K - $142K3400.03%
CASan Francisco - San Mateo - Redwood City (Metro Area)$63,800$21K - $104K1900.02%
CASan Jose - Sunnyvale - Santa Clara$109,040$50K - $151K1600.02%
CASan Luis Obispo - Paso Robles$72,480$62K - $93K500.05%
CASanta Ana - Anaheim - Irvine (Metro Area)$100,200$34K - $173K9100.06%
CASanta Rosa - Petaluma$70,860$57K - N/A300.02%
COBoulder$42,190$33K - $166KN/AN/A
COColorado Springs$35,310$26K - $58K2100.09%
CODenver - Aurora - Broomfield$45,560$29K - N/A9600.08%
COFort Collins - Loveland$48,800$33K - $75K900.07%
CTBridgeport - Stamford - NorwalkN/AN/A - N/A1500.04%
CTNew Haven$34,400$26K - $115K700.02%
DCWashington - Arlington - Alexandria (Metro Area)$57,740$31K - $128K9600.04%
FLCape Coral - Fort MyersN/AN/A - N/A1000.05%
FLCrestview - Fort Walton Beach - Destin$49,480$24K - $113K1100.16%
FLFort Lauderdale - Pompano Beach - Deerfield Beach (Metro Area)$30,340$25K - $81K6700.09%
FLJacksonville$55,770$36K - $131KN/AN/A
FLMiami - Miami Beach - Kendall (Metro Area)N/AN/A - N/A5100.05%
FLOcalaN/AN/A - N/A300.04%
FLOrlando - Kissimmee - Sanford$50,120$33K - $120K5300.05%
FLPalm Bay - Melbourne - TitusvilleN/AN/A - N/A700.04%
FLPensacola - Ferry Pass - Brent$52,360$34K - $138K300.02%
FLPort St. Lucie$37,070$31K - $49K800.06%
FLPunta Gorda$62,240$34K - $74K300.08%
FLTampa - St. Petersburg - ClearwaterN/AN/A - N/A3500.03%
GAAtlanta - Sandy Springs - Marietta$66,100$36K - $148K1,7300.08%
GASavannah$42,890$30K - $108K400.02%
HIHonolulu$75,790$28K - $115K2000.05%
IADavenport - Moline - Rock Island$35,710$18K - N/A300.02%
IDBoise City - NampaN/AN/A - N/A400.01%
ILChicago - Joliet - Naperville (Metro Area)$55,410$40K - $168K1,1400.03%
ILLake County - Kenosha County (Metro Area)$38,960$23K - $119KN/AN/A
INGary (Metro Area)$61,430$38K - $108K400.01%
INIndianapolis - CarmelN/AN/A - N/A4500.05%
INSouth Bend - MishawakaN/AN/A - N/A500.04%
KSWichita$79,220$51K - $114K600.02%
KYLouisville - Jefferson County$46,480$40K - $67K900.02%
LABaton Rouge$46,870$28K - $110KN/AN/A
MABoston - Cambridge - Quincy (Metro Area)$131,550$48K - N/A5700.03%
MAFramingham (Metro Area)$114,600$65K - N/A400.03%
MAWorcester$88,330$45K - $168K800.03%
MDBaltimore - Towson$70,550$29K - N/A3200.03%
MDBethesda - Rockville - Frederick (Metro Area)N/AN/A - N/A3100.05%
MEPortland - South Portland - Biddeford$64,070$18K - $78K800.04%
MIDetroit - Livonia - Dearborn (Metro Area)$99,160$40K - $140K400.01%
MIGrand Rapids - Wyoming$18,780$16K - $31KN/AN/A
MILansing - East Lansing$46,870$33K - $95K300.02%
MIWarren - Troy - Farmington Hills (Metro Area)$68,850$24K - $118K2000.02%
MNMinneapolis - St. Paul - Bloomington$43,670$17K - $109K1700.01%
MOKansas City$34,260$17K - $119K2700.03%
MOSt. Louis$80,160$31K - $99K1000.01%
NCAsheville$32,260$24K - $75K1300.08%
NCBurlington$41,010$30K - $65K1000.18%
NCCharlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill$50,270$27K - N/A1,3200.15%
NCDurham - Chapel Hill$36,980$26K - $79KN/AN/A
NCFayetteville$35,830$22K - $80K1600.12%
NCGreensboro - High Point$40,100$23K - $90K4500.13%
NCGreenville$35,810$27K - $48K900.12%
NCHickory - Lenoir - Morganton$32,210$20K - $71KN/AN/A
NCJacksonville$68,990$25K - $94K1100.26%
NCRaleigh - Cary$43,020$25K - $121K7200.14%
NCWilmington$42,720$26K - N/A2400.18%
NCWinston - Salem$38,480$23K - $175K2700.13%
NELincoln$29,450$26K - $44KN/AN/A
NEOmaha - Council Bluffs$71,110$50K - $142K1300.03%
NHManchester$72,950$37K - $171K400.04%
NJCamden (Metro Area)$79,580$62K - $97KN/AN/A
NJEdison - New Brunswick (Metro Area)$126,280$57K - N/A1600.02%
NJNewark - Union (Metro Area)$104,360$63K - $167K2900.03%
NJTrenton - Ewing$130,970$106K - $156K300.02%
NMAlbuquerqueN/AN/A - N/A500.01%
NVLas Vegas - Paradise$65,350$28K - $120K2600.03%
NYAlbany - Schenectady - Troy$62,250$34K - $92KN/AN/A
NYNew York - White Plains - Wayne (Metro Area)$102,120$39K - N/A1,2200.02%
OHCanton - Massillon$49,400$41K - $61K400.02%
OHCincinnati - Middletown$36,790$22K - $114K300.00%
OHCleveland - Elyria - MentorN/AN/A - N/A1500.01%
OHColumbus$100,020$19K - $119K400.00%
OHDaytonN/AN/A - N/A500.01%
OKLawton$50,130$28K - $69K300.08%
OKOklahoma City$34,380$21K - $75K2800.05%
OKTulsaN/AN/A - N/A1900.05%
ORBend$67,920$19K - $101KN/AN/A
OREugene - Springfield$62,430$38K - $74K900.07%
ORPortland - Vancouver - Hillsboro$64,830$19K - $122K4900.05%
PAHarrisburg - Carlisle$97,540$44K - $187K400.01%
PALancasterN/AN/A - N/A300.01%
PAPhiladelphia (Metro Area)$117,380$64K - N/A8700.05%
PAPittsburghN/AN/A - N/A2500.02%
PRSan Juan - Caguas - Guaynabo$43,140$23K - $48KN/AN/A
SCCharleston - North Charleston - Summerville$51,070$41K - $76K1500.05%
SCColumbia$81,960$41K - $97K1800.05%
SCGreenville - Mauldin - Easley$71,460$33K - $174K400.01%
SCMyrtle Beach - North Myrtle Beach - Conway$36,930$27K - $59K600.05%
TNChattanoogaN/AN/A - N/A500.02%
TNKnoxville$77,150$36K - $99K500.02%
TNMemphis$31,190$18K - $55K1400.02%
TNNashville - Davidson - Murfreesboro - Franklin$45,970$28K - $140KN/AN/A
TXAustin - Round Rock - San MarcosN/AN/A - N/A3400.04%
TXBrownsville - HarlingenN/AN/A - N/A600.05%
TXDallas - Plano - Irving (Metro Area)$58,670$29K - $147K4900.02%
TXFort Worth - Arlington (Metro Area)N/AN/A - N/A2500.03%
TXHouston - Sugar Land - Baytown$64,080$21K - N/A3400.01%
TXKilleen - Temple - Fort Hood$77,350$55K - $118KN/AN/A
TXSan Antonio - New Braunfels$66,230$34K - $118K1400.02%
UTSalt Lake City$46,710$17K - $81K600.01%
VACharlottesville$32,500$20K - $47KN/AN/A
VARichmond$41,290$25K - $96K3100.05%
VAVirginia Beach - Norfolk - Newport News$59,060$32K - $120K1900.03%
WASeattle - Bellevue - Everett (Metro Area)$52,870$25K - $137K2700.02%
WASpokane$55,540$20K - $73K500.03%
WIMilwaukee - Waukesha - West AllisN/AN/A - N/A1400.02%