Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Salary with Insurance skills

A large fraction of take-home pay for Certified Financial Planners with Insurance skills comes from commissions — slightly more than half on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $85K. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $48K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $47K and hits $211K on the high end. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Certified Financial Planners with Insurance skills. Some workers in this field — just over one in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by half. Male Certified Financial Planners with Insurance skills are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$44,219 - $147,074
MEDIAN: $76,013

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$44,219 - $147,074  
$0.00 - $48,339  
Profit Sharing
$745 - $50,335  
$9,814 - $258,000  
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).
$47,025 - $211,463  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $59K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $75K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $107K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $125K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.


26 %
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 22%