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Financial Advisor salary in United States

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

Average base salary


Most common benefits

$30,000per year
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The average salary for a financial advisor is $78,856 per year in the United States and $30,000 commission per year.7.8k salaries reported, updated at May 20, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
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Top companies for Financial Advisors in United States

  1. Stifel
    255 reviews5 salaries reported
    $198,691per year
  2. $153,447per year
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Highest paying cities for Financial Advisors in United States

  1. New York, NY
    $90,878 per year
    325 salaries reported
  2. San Diego, CA
    $88,815 per year
    44 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $76,246 per year
    49 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $73,628 per year
    56 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $69,162 per year
    30 salaries reported
  3. Phoenix, AZ
    $67,566 per year
    24 salaries reported
  1. St. Louis, MO
    $66,074 per year
    26 salaries reported
  2. San Antonio, TX
    $63,244 per year
    33 salaries reported
  3. Orlando, FL
    $52,617 per year
    32 salaries reported
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Where can a Financial Advisor earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Financial Advisors

Most recommended certification

CFPearn +17.07% more

The jobs requiring this certification have decrease by 44.76% since 2018. Financial Advisors with this certification earn +17.07% more than the average base salary, which is $78,856 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
20112increase by 2
201224861increase by 1242950.00%
201335304increase by 42.01%
201438690increase by 9.59%
201517022decrease by 56.00%
201610442decrease by 38.66%
201716254increase by 55.66%
201823691increase by 45.75%
201913088decrease by 44.76%

Top companies hiring Financial Advisors with the recommended certification

Mason Investment Advisory Services
Wisepath Financial Group
The Pontem Group
The Motley Fool
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Top fields of study
Law Degree
Top skills
Writing Skills
Top licenses
FINRA License

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Most common benefits for Financial Advisors

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 793 ratings

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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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Financial Representative

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Average $74,405 per year

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