Mid-Career Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Salary

A big portion of take-home pay for Mid-Career Certified Financial Planners — more than a third, in fact — arrives through commissions. This profession's median overall income is approximately $80K. Cash earnings for Mid-Career Certified Financial Planners — including $24K in bonuses and $16K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $50K to $122K depending on individual performance. Most Mid-Career Certified Financial Planners report high levels of job satisfaction. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 60 percent of Mid-Career Certified Financial Planners are male. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and slightly more than half receive dental plans. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$48,713 - $115,415
$49K
$71K
$120K
MEDIAN: $71,448
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50%
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$21.78 - $25.43
$24
MEDIAN: $23.94
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$0$121K
Salary $48,713 - $115,415
Bonus $1,015 - $20,290
Profit Sharing $1,462 - $16,219
Commission $4,932 - $96,958
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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$50,212 - $121,444
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 245
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $23.94
Overtime $33.50
Annual Data $0$121K
Bonus $1,015 - $20,290
Commission $4,932 - $96,958
Profit Sharing $1,462 - $16,219
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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$50,212 - $121,444
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

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Key Stats for Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
5-9 years
74%
10-19 years
26%
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Skills That Affect Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Salaries

Insurance
▲6%

Financial Advisor
▲5%

National Average
$79,000

Investment Management
▼1%

Investment Planning
▼3%

Financial Modeling
▼3%

Financial Analysis
▼4%

Microsoft Excel
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 24%
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