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Financial Planner Salary (United States)

A Financial Planner earns an average salary of $58,668 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Tax Consulting, Investment Planning, Investment Management, and Financial Advisor.
Financial Planner Salary (?
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$35,227 - $99,124
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $58,668
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Financial Planner Salary (?
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$14.38 - $35.48
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,227 - $99,124  
   
Bonus
$102.13 - $20,343  
Profit Sharing
$740 - $15,118  
Commission
$0.00 - $90,604  
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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$35,715 - $114,974  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 625
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.38 - $35.48  
   
Overtime
$13.28 - $44.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$102.13 - $20,343  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $90,604  
Profit Sharing
$740 - $15,118  
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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$35,715 - $114,974  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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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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Philadelphia
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Chicago
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Seattle
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Phoenix
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Boston
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Dallas
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Houston
up arrow 11%
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St. Louis
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Denver
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West Palm Beach
0%
National Average
$62,000
Minneapolis
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Richmond
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Experience Affects Financial Planner Salaries

National Average
$62,000

Skills That Affect Financial Planner Salaries

Tax Consulting
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Investment Management
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National Average
$62,000
Financial Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
37%
female alumni
 
Male
63%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 22%