Occupational Employment Statistics


41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents

Rent, buy, or sell property for clients. Perform duties, such as study property listings, interview prospective clients, accompany clients to property site, discuss conditions of sale, and draw up real estate contracts. Includes agents who represent buyer.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Southeast Minnesota 8030$24.55/hr$13.09/hr$15.86/hr$24.78/hr$32.31/hr$36.42/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities10$34.86/hr
Financial Activities2,170$19.09/hr
Professional and Business Services60$26.37/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/A$27.45/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Public Administration50$37.19/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/A$22.11/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 20$22.60/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 30$30.28/hr1.4%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 30$29.89/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 60$27.53/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 70$22.44/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 80$24.78/hr3.1%
Southwest Minnesota 80$18.15/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 80N/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State 120$24.02/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 140$26.24/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 150$23.65/hr1.7%
Central Minnesota 180$14.37/hr3.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,110$19.04/hr6.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,160$19.06/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,540$19.37/hr5.3%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Private Detectives and Investigators N/AN/A9.0%
Advertising Sales Agents 2,500$22.82/hr-4.5%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 33,470$32.83/hr5.8%

  • Accompany buyers during visits to and inspections of property, advising them on the suitability and value of the homes they are visiting.
  • Act as an intermediary in negotiations between buyers and sellers, generally representing one or the other.
  • Present purchase offers to sellers for consideration.
  • Coordinate appointments to show homes to prospective buyers.
  • Answer clients' questions regarding construction work, financing, maintenance, repairs, and appraisals.
  • Prepare documents such as representation contracts, purchase agreements, closing statements, deeds, and leases.
  • Advise clients on market conditions, prices, mortgages, legal requirements and related matters.
  • Confer with escrow companies, lenders, home inspectors, and pest control operators to ensure that terms and conditions of purchase agreements are met before closing dates.
  • Promote sales of properties through advertisements, open houses, and participation in multiple listing services.
  • Advise sellers on how to make homes more appealing to potential buyers.