The salary of a real estate agent varies depending on experience and market segment. Top producers earn more than average agents. Each realty agency sets its own standards about what makes a top agent. A top producer must sell at least one house per month in order to be considered a top agent. Top producers in certain markets can earn as high as $200,000 annually. Below are some general tips to increase your real estate agent salary. For more specific information, check out our Salary Guide. The average salary for a realty agent varies according to market segment A commission split between buyer's and seller agent is common for real estate agents. These commissions average around 6%. Agents may split the commission between themselves or with the listing agent. For example, a 6% commission for the buyer's agent would result in an average salary of $15K for each. An agent might split a commission with their seller counterpart to earn them $7,500 each. The market segment that you are in will affect the average real estate agent salary. In general, a residential real estate agent makes around $48,930 a year, but the salary can be much higher or lower. In New York, a luxury-home agent might earn $178,720 a year. This salary does not include education or MLS fees. Real estate agents can work long hours to earn more than $100,000 per year. Potential earnings Real estate agents' earning potential varies depending upon their area of specialization, as well as their experience. Real estate agents working in cities can make more money than those working in rural areas. If they are new to the industry, they can get assistance from their Managing Broker, who can give them access to the MLS, office space, marketing tools, and other necessary resources. A Managing broker can also help them with professional development. Real estate agents in high-priced markets can earn higher commissions. The average commission paid to a realty agent is between five- and six percent. However you can earn more if your market is higher. A real estate agent who sells a house valued at $300,000.00 can earn $2,500. A realty agent who sells a home for $350,000 can earn $4375, which is a great starting point for a career in realty. Experience level The average real estate agent's annual salary varies depending on their experience. Entry-level agents earn an average of $42,550, while mid-level and senior agents earn an average of $48,730 and $65,250, respectively. Experienced agents earn an average of $74,310 a year. Experience level is a strong indicator of take-home pay. Consider how many years you have been in the industry to get an idea of the potential earnings. The salary rises with experience. People with at least 10 years' experience earn 760,000 ISK a month. For those with 15-20 years of experience, they earn 778,000 ISK per lună. Employers with 20 years or more of experience earn 842,000 ISK a month, or almost 8% more. You can earn more if you invest in real-estate schooling and become certified in the industry. If you have a background in marketing and sales, real estate agents can earn more than average incomes in their field. Market segment While the average annual income of a realtor is more than $49,000, there are many sources that indicate that agents who work as commercial agents make up to $85,000 annually. Agents who close more high-priced deals and win repeat business earn higher commissions. The income of realtors varies depending on where they are located and the type of business that they manage. The following table breaks down the income of real estate agents into four market segments. The most common market for real estate agents is residential. Agents who work with families and individuals usually focus on single-family homes, condominiums, co-ops, and townhouses. In addition, agents working for ultra-rich individuals - those with net worths of $30 million or more - may work with commercial properties, such as shopping centers, strip malls, office buildings, and medical centers. However, those with less than five years experience earn a lower average salary as real estate agents.