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Financial Advisor Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Financial Advisor is $50,128 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Portfolio Management, Investment Management, Financial Advisor, and Investment Planning. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Financial Advisor Salary (?
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$28,763 - $120,807
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MEDIAN: $50,128
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Financial Advisor Salary (?
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$10.07 - $25.25
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$28,763 - $120,807  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,936  
Profit Sharing
$1,163 - $15,115  
Commission
$3,912 - $186,292  
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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$30,767 - $157,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,480
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $25.25  
   
Overtime
$7.43 - $35.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,936  
   
Commission
$3,912 - $186,292  
Profit Sharing
$1,163 - $15,115  
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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$30,767 - $157,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 187
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Job Description for Financial Advisor

A financial advisor is in direct contact with clients and helps them determine the best strategies for investments and retirement goals. It is the advisor's responsibility to identify new prospects, as well as to maintain the current list of clients. A person in this position will interview clients to gather financial information such as income, assets, and debt. The advisor will recommend detailed financial plans including but not limited to savings, investments, paying off debts, and retirement. An advisor has typical business hours during the week but might require evening or weekend work depending on clients’ schedules. Financial advisors will have experience in the field or a related field, and will hold a degree in finance from an accredited university, though related degrees such as accounting are usually acceptable with sufficient experience. Knowledge of office equipment such as computers, fax machines, telephones, and calculators is required. As the advisor must cultivate an excellent working relationship with clients to earn their trust, good social skills and confidence are expected as well as the ability to understand what each client expects and what financial risks each client is willing to take. Strong written and oral communication skills are also important. Once hired, the advisor will be expected to maintain a professional demeanor with coworkers and clients in all methods of communication.
Financial Advisor Tasks
  • Recommend and sell financial plans and products that will help meet financial goals.
  • Prospect and maintain clientele.
  • Interview clients and gather information to determine strategies for financial investments.

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Pay by Experience Level for Financial Advisor

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

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$59,000
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Experience Affects Financial Advisor Salaries

National Average
$59,000

Skills That Affect Financial Advisor Salaries

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Financial Analysis
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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National Average
$59,000
Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
26%
female alumni
 
Male
74%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 18%