The average pay for an Investment Advisor is $59,265 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Investment Planning, Sales, Investment Management, and Portfolio Management. Experience strongly influences income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Investment Advisor Total Pay (?
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$34,890 - $145,798
(Median)
35K
59K
92K
150K
MEDIAN: $59,264
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Investment Advisor Total Pay (?
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$11.98 - $100.00
(Median)
12
29
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MEDIAN: $20
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90%
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$34,890 - $145,798  
   
Bonus
$976 - $45,615  
Profit Sharing
$1,171 - $25,000  
Commission
$2,936 - $188,254  
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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$37,811 - $182,685  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 523
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$11.98 - $100.00  
   
Overtime
$22.29 - $32.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$976 - $45,615  
   
Commission
$2,936 - $188,254  
Profit Sharing
$1,171 - $25,000  
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).
)
$37,811 - $182,685  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 523
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Job Description for Investment Advisor
Banks and financial institutions employ investment advisors to work with existing customers to update their portfolio as needs, economic climate, and and their financial situations change. The advisor also works to attract new clients and customers as well, marketing themselves and their financial institution’s investment services.
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Investment Advisor 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 Investment Advisor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Boston
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San Francisco
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New York
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National Average
$69,000
Pittsburgh
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Cincinnati
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Experience Affects Investment Advisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 123%
National Average
$69,000

Skills That Affect Investment Advisor Salaries

Investment Planning
up arrow 42%
Sales
up arrow 42%
National Average
$69,000
Client Interaction
up arrow 35%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
22%
female alumni
 
Male
78%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 19%
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