Personal Financial Advisor Salary

A Personal Financial Advisor earns an average salary of $56,930 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$30,961 - $102,047
(Median)
$31K
$57K
$100K
MEDIAN: $56,929
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90%

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$12.62 - $46.15
(Median)
$13
$20
$46
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,961 - $102,047  
   
Bonus
$505 - $17,232  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $18,000  
Commission
$3,041 - $78,906  
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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$34,106 - $112,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 218
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.62 - $46.15  
   
Overtime
$24.47 - $56.67  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$505 - $17,232  
   
Commission
$3,041 - $78,906  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $18,000  
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).
)
$34,106 - $112,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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Job Description for Personal Financial Advisor

A personal financial advisor assists individuals with reaching financial objectives and educational goals, retirement and estate planning, and other investing decisions, and they make insurance/risk management recommendations for their clients. Entry into the financial advising field generally requires a bachelor's degree, preferably in accounting, finance, or a related field. The certified financial planner (CFP) designation is the preferred professional qualification. Additional licensing may be mandated by state and federal regulations. Common license requirements include Series 6, 7, 63, or 66. Continuing professional education hours are needed to maintain certification and licenses. Many successful advisors have prior customer service or sales experience.

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Personal Financial 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 Personal Financial Advisor

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

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Experience Affects Personal Financial Advisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%

Experienced
up arrow 39%


National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Personal Financial Advisor Salaries

Investment Planning
up arrow 6%

National Average
$65,000

Financial Analysis
up arrow 1%

Sales
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 16%