Mid-Career Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Salary

A big portion of take-home pay for Mid-Career Certified Financial Planners — just under a third, in fact — arrives through commissions. This profession's median overall income is approximately $72K. In the world of Mid-Career Certified Financial Planners, overall income ranges from $48K near the bottom to $115K at the top; this can include more than $24K from bonuses and more than $19K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Some workers in this field — slightly less than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by around half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Mid-Career Certified Financial Planners. Men make up the majority of Mid-Career Certified Financial Planners (66 percent) survey respondents. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$45,066 - $98,625
(Median)
$45K
$65K
$99K
MEDIAN: $64,617
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$15.51 - $29.90
(Median)
$16
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary 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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,066 - $98,625  
   
Bonus
$400.00 - $24,437  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $18,750  
Commission
$0.00 - $103,042  
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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$48,082 - $115,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 321
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.51 - $29.90  
   
Overtime
$32.50 - $58.33  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$400.00 - $24,437  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $103,042  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $18,750  
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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$48,082 - $115,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Salaries

Investment Planning
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Financial Advisor
up arrow 6%

Investment Management
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Insurance
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Financial Analysis
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National Average
$72,000

Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 28%
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