Mid-Career Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Salary

The median total income of Mid-Career Certified Financial Planners is around $79K, and for the average worker in this area, a good chunk of that (nearly one in four, in fact) comes from commissions. Total incomes of Mid-Career Certified Financial Planners incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $20K from bonuses and close to $19K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $49K and $119K. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and close to a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a little over a half. Most Mid-Career Certified Financial Planners report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Mid-Career Certified Financial Planners who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (61 percent) are men. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,075 - $112,716
$48K
$71K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,472
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$9.89 - $49.32
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$25
$49
MEDIAN: $25.43
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,075 - $112,716  
   
Bonus
$1,479 - $20,449  
Profit Sharing
$1,010 - $19,458  
Commission
$5,106 - $41,106  
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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$49,263 - $119,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 257
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.89 - $49.32  
   
Overtime
$33.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,479 - $20,449  
   
Commission
$5,106 - $41,106  
Profit Sharing
$1,010 - $19,458  
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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$49,263 - $119,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Key Stats for Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
5-9 years
75%
10-19 years
25%
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Skills That Affect Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Salaries

Insurance
▲7%

Financial Advisor
▲6%

Investment Management
▼0%

National Average
$79,000

Investment Planning
▼2%

Financial Analysis
▼3%

Financial Modeling
▼3%

Microsoft Excel
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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