Average Certified Financial Planners with Insurance skills make around $72K per year. Cash earnings of Certified Financial Planners with Insurance skills can occasionally include $31K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $50K to almost $181K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Certified Financial Planners with Insurance skills who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 67 percent. For the most part, Certified Financial Planners with Insurance skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — close to a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by slightly less than one-half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,861 - $147,353
MEDIAN: $72,460

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$45,861 - $147,353  
$0.00 - $30,913  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $30,201  
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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).
$50,351 - $181,069  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 115

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Certified Financial Planners with Insurance skills with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. During the first five years of their careers, Certified Financial Planners with Insurance skills see a median income of $64K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $83K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $113K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $150K on average.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.


33 %
67 %

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: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 24%