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Investment Consultant Salary

An average Investment Consultant in the United States can expect to take home roughly $72K annually. Earnings generally vary between $48K and $160K per year. In the world of Investment Consultants, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $40K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $13K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $48K and $160K. Career duration is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and the particular employer are driving factors as well. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Investment Consultants greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Investment Consultants like their work and job satisfaction is high.

$43,524 - $134,954
MEDIAN: $71,609

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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.
$43,524 - $134,954  
$1,911 - $39,755  
Profit Sharing
$520 - $13,008  
$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).
$48,138 - $159,964  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 220

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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

TD Ameritrade, Inc offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $112K.

Investment Consultants will find the worst pay at Scottrade, Inc., where the median salary crawls in at $50K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $60K, leaving little room for growth.

Popular Skills for Investment Consultant

Investment Consultants report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Investment Management and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Sales as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people familiar with Financial Analysis also know Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Investment Consultant

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

Investment Consultants with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. 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 $90K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $111K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $165K.

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Experience Affects Investment Consultant Salaries

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Skills That Affect Investment Consultant Salaries

Financial Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 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: 89% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 9%