Financial Advisor with Investment Planning Skills Salary

For Financial Advisors with Investment Planning skills, bonuses and commissions account for a significant portion of income and add up to more than four-fifths of their $71K yearly pay. Cash earnings for Financial Advisors with Investment Planning skills — including $38K in bonuses and $26K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $40K to $187K depending on individual performance. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by experience level, but the particular city and the particular employer are influential factors as well. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most Financial Advisors with Investment Planning skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$33,805 - $133,886
$34K
$59K
$130K
MEDIAN: $58,683
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$11.74 - $35.61
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$17
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$33,805 - $133,886  
   
Bonus
$1,988 - $38,180  
Profit Sharing
$1,025 - $25,532  
Commission
$7,973 - $192,707  
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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$40,374 - $187,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 541
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $35.61  
   
Overtime
$34.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,988 - $38,180  
   
Commission
$7,973 - $192,707  
Profit Sharing
$1,025 - $25,532  
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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$40,374 - $187,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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Leading companies who hire large numbers of Financial Advisors with Investment Planning skills include Edward Jones, Merrill Lynch & Co Inc, Ameriprise Financial, Inc., Morgan Stanley, and Wells Fargo & Co. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) offers the largest salaries in town — $106K on average. Other leaders in compensation levels are Wells Fargo & Co. at $99K, Ameriprise Financial, Inc. at $73K, and Morgan Stanley, where Financial Advisors with Investment Planning skills annually earn $72K.

Workers at AXA Advisors LLC, The Vanguard Group, and Edward Jones also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $56K, $59K, and $60K respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Financial Advisor

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Financial Advisors with Investment Planning skills. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $58K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $79K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $112K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $144K.

Key Stats for Financial Advisor

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 92 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Financial Advisor Salaries

Late-Career
▲102%

Experienced
▲58%

Mid-Career
▲12%

National Average
$71,000

▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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