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Mid-Career Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Salary

The median total income of Mid-Career Certified Financial Planners is around $72K, and for the average worker in this area, a good chunk of that (just under one in three, in fact) comes from commissions. In the world of Mid-Career Certified Financial Planners, overall income ranges from $48K near the bottom to $117K at the top; this can include more than $24K from bonuses and more than $19K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and close to one-half receive dental plans. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 66 percent of Mid-Career Certified Financial Planners are male. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$44,756 - $98,919
(Median)
$45K
$65K
$99K
MEDIAN: $64,805
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90%

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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
$44,756 - $98,919  
   
Bonus
$405.47 - $24,353  
Profit Sharing
$919 - $19,315  
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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$48,100 - $116,508  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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
$32.50 - $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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$405.47 - $24,353  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $99,329  
Profit Sharing
$919 - $19,315  
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).
)
$48,100 - $116,508  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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

Investment Planning
up arrow 8%

Financial Advisor
up arrow 5%

Investment Management
up arrow 5%

Insurance
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Financial Analysis
0%

National Average
$72,000

Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Common Health Benefits

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