How Much do Real Estate Agents Make in Nevada? (Nevada Real Estate Career Series Part 3 of 4)

Income Review of Nevada Real Estate Agents

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Most real estate agents are self-employed and do not receive a fixed salary. Instead, they receive a commission upon successfully closing a real estate transaction. This can be a purchase, sell, or leasing out a property.

Real estate agents in Nevada earn an average yearly income of $65,180, typically range between $38,330 and $80,350. Top 10% of high-earning real estate sales agents are making over $101,460 per year.(*)

At the beginning phase in your real estate career, you probably would not make a lot, because it takes time to build up the client base and established trust with prospects. As you continue to gain experience and refine your business process, you should be able to notice a significant improvement to your earning.

In this guide, I will uncover how much do Nevada real estate agents make per sale, the areas with top-earning salespeople, and whether being a commercial or residential agent has any effect on the income.

(*) Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (May 2020)

How much commission do real estate agents make in Nevada?

Clever Real Estate surveyed 915 local agents and found that the average real estate commission rate in Nevada is 5%. This is usually split between the buyer’s broker and the seller’s broker.

How much do real estate agents make per sale in Nevada?

Real estate agents make an average of $4,750 per sale in Nevada.

Here’s the calculation.

  • According to RedFin, the median sale price of houses in Nevada is $380,000.
  • The commission generated from such a real estate transaction will be $380,000 X 5% = $19,000.
  • Assume it is split equally at 50% between the brokers, so each real estate brokerage will receive $19,000 X 50% = $9,500.
  • For starter agents, many firms would offer them a 50/50 commission split. So the amount of commission that ends up in a real estate agent’s pocket will be $9,500 X 50% = $4,750.

As your business volume grows, you may negotiate a higher commission rate with your broker. This usually happens when you already have an effective business process and require less support from your brokerage.

Furthermore, how much you can earn per sale also depends on the price range of the properties that you work with.

What percentage do real estate agents make in Nevada?

Real Estate Agent Salary Nevada

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Real Estate Agent in Nevada

CityAnnual Salary
Carson City$81,416
Sunrise Manor$76,924
Spring Valley$71,853
North Las Vegas$70,888
Las Vegas$70,697

Source: ZipRecruiter (July 23, 2021)

According to RedFin, Las Vegas, Sparks, Reno, North Las Vegas, also have the Fastest Growing Sales Price.

So what are the factors that make one salesperson make more than the others? Is it their education? The time they put into the business? Here’s a “Real Agent Income Guide”, where I uncover the factors that could affect your income significantly.

How much do commercial real estate agents make in Nevada?

Iowa commercial real estate agent income

Commercial real estate agents work with business owners to find them the right property for their business. They could be working in a variety of industries, from retail and commercial office space to warehouses and industrial properties.

Many businesses prefer to rent office space rather than buying it, especially for small startup businesses. Therefore, CRE agents also help clients in managing the lease. They receive a percentage of the total lease.

Once the lease is signed, the CRE agent is usually paid a portion upfront and the remainder when the tenants move into a property.

According to ZipRecruiter, commercial real estate agents make $60,645/year in Nevada.

Here are more helpful resources about the Nevada real estate career

This article is part of the “Nevada Real Estate Career Series.” If you want to know more about being a real estate agent in Nevada, I invite you to check out the following articles: 

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Disclaimer: The information in this post is for general information only, and not intend to provide any advice. They are subjected to change without any notice, and not guaranteed to be error-free. Some of the posts on may contain views and opinions from the interviewees. They do not reflect our view or position.


  • ZipRecruiter
    • Commercial Real Estate Agent Salary in Nevada (source)
    • Residential Real Estate Agent Salary in Nevada (source)
    • Real Estate Agent Salary in Nevada (source)
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics – Real Estate Agents (Source)
  • clever – What’s the Average Nevada Real Estate Commission in 2021 (source)
  • RedFin – Nevada Housing Market (source)

Jacob Coleman

Jacob is a content writer and a real estate investor. He has experience working with different real estate professionals throughout the years. (i.e., appraisers, real estate agents, property managers, home inspectors.) In order to build a career you love, Jacob believes not only you need a thorough understanding about the profession, but you also have to find out what type of jobs could match your personality, lifestyle and expectation.

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