Financial Planner Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Financial Planner is $57,484 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Tax Consulting, Investment Planning, and Financial Advisor.
Financial Planner Total Pay (?
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$33,903 - $97,148
(Median)
34K
57K
75K
97K
MEDIAN: $57,484
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Financial Planner Total Pay (?
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$14.45 - $31.24
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$33,903 - $97,148  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,493  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $15,033  
Commission
$0.00 - $120,000  
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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$34,740 - $112,213  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 621
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.45 - $31.24  
   
Overtime
$13.28 - $44.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,493  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $120,000  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $15,033  
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).
)
$34,740 - $112,213  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 621
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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 Difference By Location
Seattle
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San Francisco
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Cincinnati
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New York
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Chicago
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Phoenix
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Philadelphia
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Atlanta
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Scottsdale
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Houston
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Dallas
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Denver
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National Average
$61,000
Columbus
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Boston
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Richmond
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Experience Affects Financial Planner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 53%
National Average
$61,000

Skills That Affect Financial Planner Salaries

Tax Consulting
up arrow 35%
Tax Preparation
up arrow 9%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%
National Average
$61,000
Financial Analysis
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Gender
Female
37%
female alumni
 
Male
63%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 23%
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