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Wholesaler, Financial Services Salary (United States)

A large fraction of take-home pay for Financial Services Wholesalers comes from commissions — over a third on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $80K. With some bonuses approaching $96K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $48K, overall incomes of Financial Services Wholesalers spread between $47K and $217K depending on individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Almost all workers report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Financial Services Wholesalers. Work is enjoyable for Financial Services Wholesalers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Wholesaler, Financial Services Salary (?
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.
$39,209 - $116,130
MEDIAN: $57,887
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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.
$39,209 - $116,130  
$1,993 - $95,943  
Profit Sharing
$997 - $48,479  
$10,050 - $140,624  
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).
$47,004 - $217,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 229
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Job Description for Wholesaler, Financial Services

  • Proactively educate financial advisors/registered representatives regarding company's distributed products and benefits and make recommendations to clients.
  • Provide appropriate guidance to the financial advisors/registered representatives regarding the company's operating results and business strategies.
  • Grow company's market share within the territory through consultation with financial advisors/registered representatives on company's products.
  • Develop new and build upon existing relationships with financial advisors/ registered representatives in the Broker Dealer network within their territory.
  • Maintain knowledge of company's business and market performance/position in order to provide guidance to financial advisors/registered representatives related to company's distributed products.

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Popular Skills for Wholesaler, Financial Services

Financial Services Wholesalers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Sales and Powerpoint are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 45 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office, Market Research, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people familiar with Microsoft Office also know Marketing Communications and Market Research.

Pay by Experience Level for Wholesaler, Financial Services

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $63K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $84K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Financial Services Wholesalers see a median salary of $100K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $118K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; a little more than half of those surveyed fall within this distribution. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up over a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than two percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent.

Pay Difference By Location

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Financial Services Wholesalers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 35 percent. Financial Services Wholesalers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+15 percent) and Chicago (+7 percent). Boston is the lowest-paying area, 12 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Wholesaler, Financial Services Salaries

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Skills That Affect Wholesaler, Financial Services Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 56 votes.


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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 4%