Entry-Level Financial Planner Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Financial Planners sits in the ballpark of $51K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $15K and $8K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level Financial Planners can bottom out near $36K or peak near $85K depending on individual performance. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and a little over a half have dental, too. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 66 percent of Entry-Level Financial Planners are male. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Financial Planners is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$35,724 - $76,230
$36K
$51K
$76K
MEDIAN: $51,234
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$10.87 - $34.65
$11
$19
$35
MEDIAN: $18.72
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,724 - $76,230  
   
Bonus
$991 - $14,758  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $7,835  
Commission
$511 - $39,149  
Total Pay (?
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$35,764 - $85,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 338
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.87 - $34.65  
   
Overtime
$20.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$991 - $14,758  
   
Commission
$511 - $39,149  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $7,835  
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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$35,764 - $85,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,929

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Minneapolis offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Financial Planners, 43 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Financial Planners can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Charlotte (+37 percent), New York (+21 percent), Denver (+19 percent), and Indianapolis (+11 percent). Trailing the national average by 17 percent, Lubbock is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in Dallas and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Financial Planner

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
16%
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Skills That Affect Financial Planner Salaries

Insurance
▲30%

Strategic Planning
▲11%


Investment Planning
▲3%

Investment Management
▲1%

Financial Analysis
▼0%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
$54,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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