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Entry-Level Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Salary

Average Entry-Level Certified Financial Planners make around $51K annually. Overall incomes of Entry-Level Certified Financial Planners — including $15K bonuses, $10K profit sharing proceeds, and $117K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $39K and $83K. Although close to a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and nearly one-half get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Certified Financial Planners. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 64 percent of Entry-Level Certified Financial Planners are male. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,141 - $77,335
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MEDIAN: $51,292
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$14.51 - $41.46
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,141 - $77,335  
   
Bonus
$101.01 - $15,219  
Profit Sharing
$608 - $10,213  
Commission
$51.06 - $117,446  
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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$38,535 - $82,742  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 340
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.51 - $41.46  
   
Overtime
$32.16 - $60.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$101.01 - $15,219  
   
Commission
$51.06 - $117,446  
Profit Sharing
$608 - $10,213  
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).
)
$38,535 - $82,742  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Salaries

Investment Management
up arrow 9%

Insurance
up arrow 5%

National Average
$55,000

Investment Planning
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Financial Advisor
up arrow 4%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 25%