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Real estate agent salary in California

How much does a Real Estate Agent make in California?

Average base salary

as national average
Average $108,293
Low $47,365
High $247,597
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a real estate agent is $108,293 per year in California. 6.1k salaries reported, updated at November 25, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in California

Years of experiencePer year
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Real Estate Agents in California

  1. Century 21 Real Estate
    3,178 reviews29 salaries reported
    $98,083per year
  2. $86,002per year
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Highest paying cities for Real Estate Agents near California

  1. Truckee, CA
    $132,804 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Canyon Lake, CA
    $127,646 per year
    16 salaries reported
  3. Rosemead, CA
    $125,312 per year
    31 salaries reported
  1. Santa Ana, CA
    $114,228 per year
    42 salaries reported
  2. Long Beach, CA
    $112,959 per year
    59 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $111,178 per year
    354 salaries reported
  1. Bakersfield, CA
    $106,623 per year
    31 salaries reported
  2. Marina del Rey, CA
    $101,676 per year
    6 salaries reported
  3. San Diego, CA
    $92,575 per year
    540 salaries reported
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Where can a Real Estate Agent earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Real Estate Agents

Most recommended skill

Market Analysis(earn +61.67% more)

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 1400.00% since 2018. Real Estate Agents with this skill earn +61.67% more than the average base salary, which is $108,293 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
20172increase by 2
20181decrease by 50.00%
201915increase by 1400.00%

Top companies hiring Real Estate Agents with the recommended skill

Requisite Luxury Properties | Lisa McCann Group
Keller Williams Realty
C2 Realty Group
Keller Williams Downtown LA
Keller Williams Realty Central Coast
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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
4 jobs4
2 jobs7
4 jobs8
970 jobs1,768
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Most common benefits for Real Estate Agents

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 3,536 ratings

70% of Real Estate Agents in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in California?

Sales Representative

Job openings

Average $81,329 per year

Outside Sales Representative

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Average $81,327 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Real Estate Agent

Do real estate agents get hourly pay?

No, real estate agents typically get paid commission after they help a client buy or sell property.

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Who is the highest-paid real estate agent?

Real estate agents in high cost of living cities such as New York and San Francisco tend to be the highest earners.

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How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a real estate agent?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a real estate agent, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

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