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Mid-Career Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Salary

Commissions form a big slice (just under one in three) of total compensation for Mid-Career Certified Financial Planners. The median income in this area hovers around $72K. Total cash compensation to Mid-Career Certified Financial Planners approaches anywhere from $48K on the lower end to $117K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $24K from bonuses and upwards of $19K from profit sharing. Male Mid-Career Certified Financial Planners are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 67 percent of professionals. Although roughly one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and around half get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Mid-Career Certified Financial Planners. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,454 - $98,698
(Median)
$44K
$64K
$99K
MEDIAN: $64,192
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$16.49 - $30.10
(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
$44,454 - $98,698  
   
Bonus
$397.32 - $24,361  
Profit Sharing
$927 - $19,219  
Commission
$0.00 - $99,329  
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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$47,920 - $116,508  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 324
National Hourly Rate 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$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.49 - $30.10  
   
Overtime
$32.47 - $51.60  
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
$397.32 - $24,361  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $99,329  
Profit Sharing
$927 - $19,219  
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).
)
$47,920 - $116,508  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Salaries

Investment Planning
up arrow 9%

Investment Management
up arrow 7%

Financial Advisor
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Insurance
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Financial Analysis
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National Average
$72,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 27%