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How much do Financial Advisors earn in the United States?

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Monthly

Weekly

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Yearly Salary

$70,200

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

$40,950

$70,200
National Average

$90,000

Annual Salary

Monthly Salary

Weekly Salary

Hourly Salary

Top Earners

$90,000

$7,500

$1,846

$46.15

75th Percentile

$80,000

$6,667

$1,641

$41.03

Average

$70,200

$5,850

$1,440

$36.00

25th Percentile

$62,500

$5,208

$1,282

$32.05


2,221 salaries reported. Updated 24 September 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 September 2021 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 $90,000 per year to a low of $40,950 per year, although we would estimate that the majority of financial advisors currently sit between $62,500 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 $90,000 per year, which would put you in the top 10%. If you are earning $62,500 per year or lower, you would be sitting in the bottom 25 percentile.


However interestingly, the average pay range for a financial advisor can vary significantly (by as much as $27,500 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.

How does Financial Advisor pay compare across the United States?

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under -7% less than national average

-4% to -7% less than national average

-1% to -4% less than national average

within 1% of national average

4% to 1% above national average

7% to 4% above national average

over 7% above national average

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