Despite overall economic prosperity in recent years, one area that has remained sluggish is homebuying. According to the National Association of Realtors, December existing home sales declined 6.4% from November — the weakest month for existing home sales in at least three years. With fewer homes being sold, the people most directly affected tend to be real estate sales agents, whose incomes are tied to home sales.
As of January 2019, the average annual earnings for real estate sales agents was $41,289, according to salary.com. How much money real estate agents make per year, however, depends on several of factors, such as number of real estate transactions, and commission fees.
Using occupational data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we’ve analyzed and compiled a round-up of the average salary of a real estate sales agent in each U.S. state for 2019. Read on for a full breakdown of where real estate agents make the most money, and where they’re making the least.
10 States Where Real Estate Agents Earn The Most Money
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