Median wages were $19.79/hour in Washington state and $19.14/hour nationally in 2013.
Most realtors are self-employed. They often work evenings and weekends and are on call to suit clients. There is a high level of social contact. Work occurs indoors and outdoors, and realtors must constantly travel to and from properties by car.
In Washington state, an increase in jobs of 14 percent is predicted for 2012 through 2022, with an increase nationally of 11 percent.