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Financial advisor salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Average $80,167
Low $43,117
High $149,055
$17,800per year
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a financial advisor is $80,167 per year in the United States and $17,800 commission per year.16.4k salaries reported, updated at December 7, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer year
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Financial Advisors in United States

  1. Northwestern Mutual
    4,111 reviews10 salaries reported
    $157,928per year
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Highest paying cities for Financial Advisors near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $96,075 per year
    414 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $84,250 per year
    172 salaries reported
  3. Cincinnati, OH
    $82,925 per year
    66 salaries reported
  1. San Antonio, TX
    $82,205 per year
    91 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $81,560 per year
    208 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $81,536 per year
    137 salaries reported
  1. Dallas, TX
    $80,511 per year
    130 salaries reported
  2. Phoenix, AZ
    $80,238 per year
    110 salaries reported
  3. St. Louis, MO
    $77,258 per year
    108 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 license

FINRA License

(earn +12.55% more)

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 $80,167 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this licenseChange from previous year
201022increase by 22
201113decrease by 40.91%
201285213increase by 655384.62%
2013110320increase by 29.46%
2014139538increase by 26.48%
201550770decrease by 63.62%
201632855decrease by 35.29%
201726053decrease by 20.70%
201840393increase by 55.04%
201937688decrease by 6.70%

Top companies hiring Financial Advisors on Indeed

TD Bank
Mid-Atlantic Financial Group
QX Financial
Remote Advisor Resources
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Top schools offering FINRA License

Securities Training Corporation

121 reviews
Top fields of study
Law Degree
Top skills
Writing Skills
Top certifications

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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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

Job openings

Average $72,125 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Financial Advisor

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