How much do Financial-advisors earn in the United States?

Yearly Salary


The average salary for a financial-advisor is $61,412


National Average


8,201 salaries reported. Updated 10 November 2021

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How much does a Financial-advisor make?

In the United States, the average pay for a financial-advisor as of January 2022 is approximately $70,200 per year. Breaking it down, that works out to be approximately $36.00 per hour and $5,850 per month, assuming you work a 40 hour work week.

Comparing Financial-advisor salaries

DirectlyApply has seen financial-advisor salaries ranging from a high of $91,000 per year to a low of $42,500 per year, although we would estimate that the majority of financial-advisors currently sit between $60,000 per year and $80,000 per year.

To be considered a top earning financial-advisor you would be expected to be making in excess of $91,000 per year, which would put you in the top 10%. If you are earning $60,000 per year or lower, you would be sitting in the bottom 25 percentile.

However interestingly, the average pay range for an financial-advisor can vary significantly (by as much as $31,000 per year) so therefore this role may allow for either increased hours or overtime, as well as opportunities for promotion and pay rises. It is therefore highly possible that you can increase your salary as you gain more experience in the role.

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