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Real Estate Agent salary in California

How much does a Real Estate Agent make in California?

Average base salary

$113,160
arrow up8%
above national average

Most common benefits

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401(k)
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The average salary for a real estate agent is $113,160 per year in California. 6.7k salaries reported, updated at May 25, 2022.

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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. Ready Real Estate
    4.8star
    13 reviews8 salaries reported
    $138,538per year
  2. $126,233per year
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Highest paying cities for Real Estate Agents in California

  1. San Jose, CA
    $121,352 per year
    91 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $114,651 per year
    299 salaries reported
  3. Irvine, CA
    $113,677 per year
    102 salaries reported
  1. San Diego, CA
    $111,695 per year
    296 salaries reported
  2. Sacramento, CA
    $111,541 per year
    290 salaries reported
  3. Long Beach, CA
    $108,109 per year
    73 salaries reported
  1. Santa Ana, CA
    $105,385 per year
    51 salaries reported
  2. Valencia, CA
    $101,752 per year
    6 salaries reported
  3. Brea, CA
    $101,437 per year
    15 salaries reported
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Real Estate Agents

Most recommended skill

Market Analysisearn +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 $113,160 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%

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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

42,156 job openings

Average $73,011 per year

Commercial Real Estate Agent

1,335 job openings

Average $59,996 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Real Estate Agent

How much do top real estate agents make?

Top real estate agents might own a brokerage and have many real estate agents working under them. These top real estate agents can make millions of dollars a year.

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How long does it take to start making money as a real estate agent?

A real estate agent can begin making money once they help their first client buy or sell a property.

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