Quick Takeaways

  • Income depends on factors such as brokerage splits, housing market and competition
  • You can increase your income by focusing on a niche, such as luxury listings
  • Brokerage splits vary by office

Source: Real Estate Agent Salary: How Much Do Agents Really Make? (The Close, Jan. 11, 2024)

The NAR Member Profile contains detailed sales volume information by experience, brokerage role, hours worked and much more.

Others sources of agent income include Glassdoor, U.S. News & World Report and McKissock. VanEd research shows that agents in New York have the highest income of $93,100, with Illinois agents with the lowest income of $30,270.

Get more insights from the list of salary websites, including commercial agent income and the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook, which is regularly updated.

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