A Financial Planner earns an average salary of $54,042 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience strongly influences pay for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Tax Consulting, Investment Planning, Financial Advisor, and Tax Preparation.
Financial Planner Total Pay (?
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$31,172 - $95,326
(Median)
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95K
MEDIAN: $54,042
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Financial Planner Total Pay (?
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$13.41 - $30.70
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$31,172 - $95,326  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,377  
Profit Sharing
$520 - $14,414  
Commission
$0.00 - $121,641  
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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$33,398 - $108,630  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 613
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.41 - $30.70  
   
Overtime
$20.36 - $40.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,377  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $121,641  
Profit Sharing
$520 - $14,414  
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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$33,398 - $108,630  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 613
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Job Description for Financial Planner
A financial planner is an individual who works for a bank or investment company that advises individuals on how to make most of their money by suggesting; in some situations, the planner makes investments and financial decisions for customers. This position requires strong analytical skills and an outgoing personality, as a financial institution expects its financial planners to effectively help and retain clients over a long period of time. The financial planner may also set up investment seminars to help build new business and educate clients.
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Financial Planner Tasks
  • Follow-up with clients on plans, track successes, and inform about modifications.
  • Assist clients with estate management, tax returns, budgets, or other financial tasks.
  • Guide clients through financial self-analysis, including goal setting and advice to reach goals.
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Pay by Experience Level for Financial Planner
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
San Francisco
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Seattle
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Phoenix
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New York
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Scottsdale
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Houston
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Philadelphia
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Chicago
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Atlanta
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Dallas
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National Average
$58,000
Columbus
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Boston
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Richmond
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Experience Affects Financial Planner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 76%
National Average
$58,000

Skills That Affect Financial Planner Salaries

Tax Consulting
up arrow 69%
Tax Preparation
up arrow 13%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%
National Average
$58,000
Financial Analysis
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
35%
female alumni
 
Male
65%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 21%
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