Commissions form a big slice (slightly less than a third) of total compensation for Entry-Level Certified Financial Planners. The median income in this area hovers around $60K. Total incomes of Entry-Level Certified Financial Planners incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $17K from bonuses and close to $8K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $39K and $91K. The majority of Entry-Level Certified Financial Planners (68 percent) who took the survey are men. Around one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and more than two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. Most Entry-Level Certified Financial Planners like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,328 - $82,623
(Median)
$39K
$58K
$83K
MEDIAN: $57,967
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$11.63 - $32.75
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$12
$22
$33
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,328 - $82,623  
   
Bonus
$1,032 - $17,000  
Profit Sharing
$984 - $8,443  
Commission
$99.67 - $33,935  
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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$39,450 - $90,767  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 372
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $32.75  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$1,032 - $17,000  
   
Commission
$99.67 - $33,935  
Profit Sharing
$984 - $8,443  
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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$39,450 - $90,767  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,106

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Surpassing the national average by 49 percent, Entry-Level Certified Financial Planners in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Certified Financial Planners will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+22 percent), Dallas (+21 percent), San Diego (+17 percent), and New York (+16 percent). Compared to the national average, Chicago Entry-Level Certified Financial Planners have considerably lower salaries, 20 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession.

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"You have to care to be successful. Caring takes extra work."
Really understand the industry and communicate with clients at all times in an ethical and timely way.

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Skills That Affect Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Salaries

Insurance
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Financial Advisor
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Financial Analysis
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Investment Planning
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$60,000

Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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