Financial Adviser Salary (United States)

A Financial Adviser earns an average salary of $49,921 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.
Financial Adviser Total Pay (?
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$29,849 - $130,195
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National Salary Data

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$29,849 - $130,195  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,832  
Commission
$39,305 - $203,473  
Total Pay (?
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$29,590 - $145,452  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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Job Description for Financial Adviser

Financial advisers manage money, assessing the finances of their clients and developing a strategy that will allow their clients to meet their current and/or future financial goals. These plans might be related to retirement, pensions, investments, and other goals. For financial advisers to be successful in the job, they need to have the ability to explain complex financial details to clients in a simple form. A financial adviser also must develop relationships with new and existing clients, discussing clients' needs and the various financial investment packages available.
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Financial Adviser Tasks
  • Follow-up with clients on plans, track successes, and inform about modifications.
  • Assist clients with estate management, tax returns, budgets, or other financial tasks.
  • Guide clients through financial self-analysis, including goal setting and advice to reach goals.

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Experience Affects Financial Adviser Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$55,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
21%
female alumni
 
Male
79%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 25%
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