Financial Advisor Salary with Investment Planning skills

A large fraction of take-home pay for Financial Advisors with Investment Planning skills comes from commissions — over a third on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $74K. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $56K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $81K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $125K on average. Financial Advisors with Investment Planning skills who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $186K. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$30,215 - $148,110
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$150K
MEDIAN: $60,037
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$11.53 - $33.22
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$30,215 - $148,110  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $43,692  
Profit Sharing
$991 - $20,134  
Commission
$3,394 - $176,199  
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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$39,145 - $215,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 580
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Hourly Rate
$11.53 - $33.22  
   
Overtime
$8.11 - $42.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $43,692  
   
Commission
$3,394 - $176,199  
Profit Sharing
$991 - $20,134  
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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$39,145 - $215,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Merrill Lynch & Co Inc, Ameriprise Financial, Inc., Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), and The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company are among the top companies that take on many Financial Advisors with Investment Planning skills. Although J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $83K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $26K to $202K. Wells Fargo & Co., Merrill Lynch & Co Inc, and Edward Jones also offer top salaries for Financial Advisors with Investment Planning skills. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $75K, $75K, and $70K, respectively.

Offering a median salary of only $53K, Ameriprise Financial, Inc. gives out the smallest paychecks. Furthermore, the earnings range of $32K to $72K isn't that wide, either. Workers at Morgan Stanley, The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, and Edward Jones also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $59K, $64K, and $70K respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Financial Advisor with Investment Planning skills

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

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Experience Affects Financial Advisor with Investment Planning skills Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$74,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 19%
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