How much does a Financial Advisor make in the United States?

5.2k salaries reported, updated at May 5, 2021
$69,881
per year

The average salary for a financial advisor is $69,881 per year in the United States and $30,366 commission per year.

Commission
$30,366
per year

Most common benefits

  • AD&D insurance
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Life insurance
  • Wellness program
  • 401(k)
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for financial advisors

Most recommended license

FINRA License

The jobs requiring this license have decrease by 6.70% since 2018. Financial Advisors with this license earn +12.55% more than the average base salary, which is $69,881 per year.

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Most common benefits for Financial Advisors

  • AD&D insurance
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Life insurance
  • Wellness program
  • 401(k)
  • Professional development assistance
  • Disability insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • 403(b)
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Salary satisfaction

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52% of Financial advisors in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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