Mid-Career Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Salary

A big portion of take-home pay for Mid-Career Certified Financial Planners — just under one in three, in fact — arrives through commissions. This profession's median overall income is approximately $71K. In the world of Mid-Career Certified Financial Planners, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $24K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $19K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $48K and $115K. Male Mid-Career Certified Financial Planners who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (65 percent) are men. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a third lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and close to one-half have dental, too. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,100 - $98,568
(Median)
$45K
$64K
$99K
MEDIAN: $64,342
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$15.66 - $29.80
(Median)
$16
$21
$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
$45,100 - $98,568  
   
Bonus
$397.32 - $24,477  
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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$47,945 - $115,227  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 323
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.66 - $29.80  
   
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
$397.32 - $24,477  
   
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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$47,945 - $115,227  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Salaries

Investment Planning
up arrow 7%

Financial Advisor
up arrow 6%

Investment Management
up arrow 5%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 1%

Insurance
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National Average
$71,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 28%
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