Investment Consultant Salary

An average Investment Consultant in the United States can expect to take home roughly $73K annually. Pay generally varies between $48K and $164K per year. In the world of Investment Consultants, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $41K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $12K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $48K and $164K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by experience level, followed by geography and the individual firm. Male Investment Consultants are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.

$43,855 - $129,099
MEDIAN: $72,857

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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.
$43,855 - $129,099  
$1,942 - $41,459  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $12,250  
$0.00 - $55,624  
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).
$47,565 - $164,091  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 224
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Job Description for Investment Consultant

The investment consultant holds an advisory position and works with their company's clients or as a contractor for multiple organizations. Brokerage firms and investment advisory companies are typical employers for investment consultants. The investment consultant is responsible for making calls to prospective and current clients, resolving their concerns and issues, and strengthening relationships. They help clients manage their portfolios, make suggestions, figure out the client's goals, and establish plans to achieve those aims. These professionals must track interactions with clients through a customer relationship system software. The consultant must be comfortable speaking with a wide variety of people, and they may also work with other branches and divisions of their company to serve clients as well.


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Popular Employer Salaries for Investment Consultant

For Investment Consultants, comfortable salaries can be found at TD Ameritrade, Inc; in fact, median earnings sit around $122K, the highest in the area.

Scottrade, Inc. doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $50K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $60K and scope of pay is rather limited.

Popular Skills for Investment Consultant

Investment Consultants typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, facility with Investment Management and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent and 13 percent, respectively. Those listing Sales as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. For most people, competency in Financial Analysis indicates knowledge of Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Investment Consultant

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

For many Investment Consultants, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $60K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $93K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $107K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $165K.

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Experience Affects Investment Consultant Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.


26 %
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%