Entry-Level Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Certified Financial Planners come in at around $55K annually on average. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Certified Financial Planners stretch from $38K on the lower end to $88K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $20K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Most Entry-Level Certified Financial Planners report high levels of job satisfaction. While nearly one in four report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and approximately half have dental, as well. There are more male Entry-Level Certified Financial Planners than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 66 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$35,853 - $80,287
(Median)
$36K
$55K
$80K
MEDIAN: $54,639
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$13.95 - $39.73
(Median)
$14
$21
$40
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$35,853 - $80,287  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,562  
Profit Sharing
$587 - $10,356  
Commission
$223.82 - $45,201  
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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$38,417 - $87,897  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 336
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$13.95 - $39.73  
   
Overtime
$31.95 - $61.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,562  
   
Commission
$223.82 - $45,201  
Profit Sharing
$587 - $10,356  
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).
)
$38,417 - $87,897  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Salaries

Investment Management
up arrow 4%

Insurance
up arrow 2%

Investment Planning
0%

National Average
$58,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Financial Advisor
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Financial Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 27%
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