Financial Advisor with Investment Planning Skills Salary

A substantial slice of final earnings for Financial Advisors with Investment Planning skills (about one-half) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $75K. 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 $82K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $126K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $190K. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$30,414 - $152,602
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MEDIAN: $60,370
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$11.58 - $33.00
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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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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Financial Advisors with Investment Planning skills include Merrill Lynch & Co Inc, Ameriprise Financial, Inc., Morgan Stanley, The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC). The biggest paychecks can be found at Merrill Lynch & Co Inc — the median salary there is $102K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $45K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $586K. Also paying near the top of the field are Wells Fargo & Co. at $99K, The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company at $98K, and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), where Financial Advisors with Investment Planning skills annually earn $92K.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Ameriprise Financial, Inc. at $57K, and Morgan Stanley where $61K is the norm, but it is worth noting that 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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