Entry-Level Financial Counselor Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Financial Counselors sits in the ballpark of $16.16 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Entry-Level Financial Counselors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Entry-Level Financial Counselors survey respondents are women (79 percent). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,624 - $54,113
$30K
$39K
$54K
MEDIAN: $39,348
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50%
90%

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$12.21 - $20.35
$12
$16
$20
MEDIAN: $16.06
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$0$54K
Salary $29,624 - $54,113
Bonus $0.00 - $9,826
Profit Sharing $1,000
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).
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$26,211 - $45,748
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 90
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $12.21 - $20.35
Overtime $19.35 - $29.14
Annual Data $0$45K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,826
Profit Sharing $1,000
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).
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$26,211 - $45,748
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 269

Financial Counselor Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,040

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 55 percent, Entry-Level Financial Counselors in Boston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Financial Counselors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+22 percent), New York (+15 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), and Knoxville (+11 percent). With compensation 4 percent below the national average, Nashville is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Cleveland and Dallas are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 2 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively.

Financial Counselor Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Financial Counselor in Rockville:
"Document and Follow Up."
Make sure to smile and show enthusiasm. Listen attentively. Document and take detailed notes often.

Financial Counselor in Nassau:
"I wish I knew the pay raises."
Go work somewhere else that pays more.

Financial Counselor in Tampa:
"Don't be bullyed by co-workers."
Don't let your co-workers tell you your duties. Ask your boss what you should and should not do.

Key Stats for Financial Counselor

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
20%

Skills That Affect Financial Counselor Salaries

Counseling
▲6%

National Average
$35,000


Insurance
▼3%

bill collections
▼4%

Collections
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 14%