Entry-Level Financial Counselor Salary

For Entry-Level Financial Counselors, hourly average wages total $16.15 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most Entry-Level Financial Counselors survey respondents are women (79 percent). A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$29,927 - $55,325
$30K
$40K
$55K
MEDIAN: $40,093
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90%

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$12.30 - $20.36
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$16
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$0$55K
Salary $29,927 - $55,325
Bonus $0.00 - $10,033
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$26,576 - $46,066
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 84
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $12.30 - $20.36
Overtime $19.30 - $29.17
Annual Data $0$46K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,033
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$26,576 - $46,066
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 263

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,472

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Entry-Level Financial Counselors that is 55 percent greater than the national average, Boston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Financial Counselors will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+22 percent), New York (+14 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), and Knoxville (+10 percent). In Nashville, salaries are 4 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Cleveland and Dallas (2 percent lower).

Financial Counselor Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Financial Counselor in Rockville:
"Document and Follow Up."
Make sure to smile and show enthusiasm. Listen attentively. Document and take detailed notes often.

Financial Counselor in Nassau:
"I wish I knew the pay raises."
Go work somewhere else that pays more.

Financial Counselor in Tampa:
"Don't be bullyed by co-workers."
Don't let your co-workers tell you your duties. Ask your boss what you should and should not do.

Key Stats for Financial Counselor

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 73 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
20%
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Skills That Affect Financial Counselor Salaries

Counseling
▲5%

National Average
$35,000


Insurance
▼5%

bill collections
▼5%

Collections
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 13%
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