The Bureau of Labor and Statistics shows that the median salary for a real estate agent in the USA is $45,610. That’s not too bad, but that is the median. Real estate is a very lopsided profession where 20% of the agents do 80% of the business. For example, the median agent in the Fort Hood area lists and sells less than 5 homes a year. The top listing agent in the Killeen area, meanwhile, sells 153 homes a year.
Read more for a look at how agents get paid from the commission.