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Investment Advisor Salary

For Investment Advisors, bonuses and commissions account for a significant portion of income and add up to nearly 100 percent of their $74K yearly pay. Total incomes of Investment Advisors incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $50K from bonuses and close to $29K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $41K and $194K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Investment Advisors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,050 - $149,275
(Median)
$39K
$64K
$150K
MEDIAN: $63,802
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$10.10 - $152.05
(Median)
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$20
$150
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$39,050 - $149,275  
   
Bonus
$993 - $50,009  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $29,361  
Commission
$0.00 - $322,146  
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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$40,538 - $194,240  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 368
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$10.10 - $152.05  
   
Overtime
$29.64 - $43.45  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$993 - $50,009  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $322,146  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $29,361  
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).
)
$40,538 - $194,240  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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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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Popular Skills for Investment Advisor


Investment Advisors typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Portfolio Management, Investment Management, Sales, and Investment Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Client Interaction as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. The majority of those who know Investment Management also know Investment Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Investment Advisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Investment Advisors with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $54K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $80K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $122K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $147K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Investment Advisor Salaries




National Average
$74,000


Skills That Affect Investment Advisor Salaries



Sales
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National Average
$74,000

Investment Planning
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Client Interaction
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 20%
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