A large fraction of take-home pay for Mid-Career Certified Financial Planners comes from commissions — close to one-fourth on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $79K. With some bonuses approaching $21K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Mid-Career Certified Financial Planners spread between $49K and $120K depending on individual performance. The majority of Mid-Career Certified Financial Planners (60 percent) who took the survey are men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. While close to one-fourth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and a little over a half have dental, as well. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$48,035 - $114,939
$48K
$71K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,255
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$9.96 - $48.94
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MEDIAN: $25.53
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,035 - $114,939  
   
Bonus
$1,600 - $20,524  
Profit Sharing
$1,023 - $10,306  
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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$49,406 - $119,961  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 263
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.96 - $48.94  
   
Overtime
$37.64  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,600 - $20,524  
   
Commission
$5,106 - $41,106  
Profit Sharing
$1,023 - $10,306  
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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$49,406 - $119,961  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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Key Stats for Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
075
5-9 years
76%
10-19 years
24%
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Skills That Affect Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Salaries

Insurance
up arrow 5%

Financial Advisor
up arrow 4%

Investment Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$79,000

Investment Planning
up arrow 2%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 3%

Financial Modeling
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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