Real estate agents are usually paid by commission, which is a percentage of the sales they facilitate. This means there is no set salary. The more volume you facilitate, the more money you make. There is no limit! Average agents earn less than $20,000 in their first year, but after building a network and some experience, many agents make well over $100,000. Some even make over $1 million! It's all about having the right plan, and executing it consistently.