Financial Advisor with Investment Planning Skills Salary

In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $75K, roughly one-half of overall earnings for Financial Advisors with Investment Planning skills arrives through commissions. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $56K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $82K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $126K. Financial Advisors with Investment Planning skills who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $190K. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,414 - $152,602
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MEDIAN: $60,370
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$11.58 - $33.00
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$30,414 - $152,602  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $40,142  
Profit Sharing
$985 - $18,514  
Commission
$3,848 - $207,272  
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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$40,235 - $221,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 734
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$11.58 - $33.00  
   
Overtime
$8.11 - $42.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $40,142  
   
Commission
$3,848 - $207,272  
Profit Sharing
$985 - $18,514  
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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$40,235 - $221,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Financial Advisors with Investment Planning skills flock to Merrill Lynch & Co Inc, Ameriprise Financial, Inc., Morgan Stanley, The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Although Merrill Lynch & Co Inc leads the field in pay with a median salary of $102K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $45K on the low end all the way up to $586K at the top. Soaring salaries can also be found at Wells Fargo & Co., The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), where earnings of $99K, $98K, or $92K are standard for Financial Advisors with Investment Planning skills.

Other low-paying employers include Ameriprise Financial, Inc. at $57K and Morgan Stanley at $61K, though some Financial Advisors with Investment Planning skills there earn up to $253K.

Pay by Experience Level for Financial Advisor

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

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Experience Affects Financial Advisor Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$75,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 154 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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