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Financial Advisor Salary with Investment Planning skills

Total annual pay for Financial Advisors with Investment Planning skills is approximately $73K, and commissions account for a significant portion of this final number — more than a third on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $41K and $20K, respectively — total cash payment to Financial Advisors with Investment Planning skills can bottom out near $39K or peak near $208K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career length, though the company and geographic location have a (lesser) impact as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Financial Advisors with Investment Planning skills (81 percent) who took the survey are men. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,950 - $147,161
(Median)
$30K
$60K
$150K
MEDIAN: $59,881
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$11.28 - $25.91
(Median)
$11
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$29,950 - $147,161  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $40,941  
Profit Sharing
$984 - $19,956  
Commission
$3,500 - $172,952  
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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$39,111 - $208,332  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 529
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$11.28 - $25.91  
   
Overtime
$8.05 - $42.39  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $40,941  
   
Commission
$3,500 - $172,952  
Profit Sharing
$984 - $19,956  
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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$39,111 - $208,332  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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Merrill Lynch & Co Inc, Ameriprise Financial, Inc., Morgan Stanley, Edward Jones, and Wells Fargo & Co. are all popular places to work. Although Merrill Lynch & Co Inc leads the field in pay with a median salary of $153K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $43K on the low end all the way up to $601K at the top. Other big spenders include The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), and Wells Fargo & Co., top-paying firms where Financial Advisors with Investment Planning skills see paychecks nearing $96K, $76K, or $75K.

With a median salary of only $52K (197 percent lower than the top payer), Ameriprise Financial, Inc. lags significantly in the earnings department. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Morgan Stanley ($61K), Edward Jones ($70K), and Wells Fargo & Co. ($75K).

Pay by Experience Level for Financial Advisor with Investment Planning skills

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $82K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $56K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $129K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $177K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Financial Advisor with Investment Planning skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 141%

Experienced
up arrow 75%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$73,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 123 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 20%