Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Salary with Investment Planning skills

Commissions comprise a big part of overall income for Certified Financial Planners with Investment Planning skills. The median take-home amount in this area is around $78K, and on average, more than three-fourths of that final number comes from commissions. Cash earnings for Certified Financial Planners with Investment Planning skills — including $38K in bonuses and $35K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $46K to $177K depending on individual performance. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Certified Financial Planners with Investment Planning skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, one in four claim no health benefits at all. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Certified Financial Planners with Investment Planning skills who answered the questionnnaire. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,333 - $135,431
(Median)
$41K
$69K
$140K
MEDIAN: $69,294
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90%

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$15.32 - $246.88
(Median)
$15
$25
$250
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Salary
$41,333 - $135,431  
   
Bonus
$977 - $38,306  
Profit Sharing
$1,409 - $35,479  
Commission
$0.00 - $409,132  
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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$46,115 - $177,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 216
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$15.32 - $246.88  
   
Overtime
$15.98 - $60.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$977 - $38,306  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $409,132  
Profit Sharing
$1,409 - $35,479  
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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$46,115 - $177,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Financial Planner (CFP) with Investment Planning skills

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Certified Financial Planners with Investment Planning skills with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $57K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $78K on average. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $103K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $141K.

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Experience Affects Certified Financial Planner (CFP) with Investment Planning skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 81%

Experienced
up arrow 32%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$78,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 25%