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Mid-Career Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Salary

On average, commissions constitute a fair portion (more than a third) of final income for Mid-Career Certified Financial Planners. That final number averages out to $71K across the industry. Cash earnings for Mid-Career Certified Financial Planners — which occasionally include more than $25K from bonuses and more than $20K from profit sharing — stretch from around $48K to approximately $117K. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men account for the majority of Mid-Career Certified Financial Planners who responded to the questionnaire — 68 percent to be exact. While some workers in this profession — about a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and around half have dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$44,316 - $98,700
(Median)
$44K
$63K
$99K
MEDIAN: $63,034
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$16.49 - $121.20
(Median)
$16
$22
$120
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,316 - $98,700  
   
Bonus
$251.68 - $24,967  
Profit Sharing
$894 - $20,203  
Commission
$0.00 - $101,367  
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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$47,919 - $117,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 307
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$16.49 - $121.20  
   
Overtime
$31.40 - $59.50  
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.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$251.68 - $24,967  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $101,367  
Profit Sharing
$894 - $20,203  
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).
)
$47,919 - $117,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Salaries

Investment Management
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Financial Advisor
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Investment Planning
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Financial Analysis
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National Average
$71,000

Insurance
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 25%