The average pay for a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) is $66,549 per year. Experience strongly influences income for this job. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Strategic Planning and Insurance. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,650 - $121,279  
   
Bonus
$1,000 - $24,993  
Profit Sharing
$999 - $19,950  
Commission
$1,007 - $144,028  
Total Pay (?
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$43,100 - $138,357  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 745
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$14.85 - $199.11  
   
Overtime
$24.48 - $43.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$1,000 - $24,993  
   
Commission
$1,007 - $144,028  
Profit Sharing
$999 - $19,950  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$43,100 - $138,357  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51

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Job Description for Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

While many entities provide financial planning assistance to people who want a better handle on their financial situations and goals, a certified financial planner (CFP) can truly be considered a professional in the field. CFPs are only granted this title after passing a grueling certification process which ensures the individual's extensive knowledge of all aspects of the work; these include retirement planning and tax laws and regulations, as well as insurance and investment vehicles. Certified financial planners work with individuals, either under the auspices of a financial institution or in private practice, to help them manage money, income, and expenses.

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Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Tasks

  • Interview individuals or businesses to identify financial goals, concerns, and opportunities.
  • Create agendas, spreadsheets, and meeting materials to discuss investments, savings, and asset allocation.
  • Document and revise financial plans for clients.

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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,096

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Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP)?

Certified Financial Planner (CFP) in Dallas:
"Great career."
Pros: Helping individuals grasp where they are financial and what can be done to improve their situation.
Cons: Hours worked.

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Key Stats for Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Salaries




National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Salaries

Strategic Planning
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Tax Preparation
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Financial Analysis
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Tax Consulting
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National Average
$73,000


Client Interaction
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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