Personal Financial Advisor Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for personal financial advisors in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of personal financial advisors amongst California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Personal Financial Advisors in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,330
25th Percentile Wage
$65,870
50th Percentile Wage
$103,490
75th Percentile Wage
$198,440
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for personal financial advisors in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $198,440. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $103,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,330.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of personal financial advisors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$103,490
0.82% 33.53%
2016
$102,640
5.33% -
2015
$97,170
9.87% -
2014
$87,580
12.64% -
2013
$76,510
10.09% -
2012
$68,790
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Personal Financial Advisors in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of personal financial advisors in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of personal financial advisors in state of California ranges from $58,730 to $181,900. The highest paying area for personal financial advisors in California is Visalia-Porterville with a median annual salary of $181,900. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $149,660). The lowest paying area is San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles with a median annual salary of $58,730.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Visalia-Porterville
$181,900
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$149,660
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$139,530
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$131,940
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$130,580
Chico
$113,180
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$109,290
Fresno
$105,820
Napa
$96,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$96,040
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$95,110
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$93,260
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$92,570
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$88,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$86,190
Bakersfield-Delano
$86,010
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$81,790
Vallejo-Fairfield
$80,360
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$80,140
Redding
$75,590
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$74,240
Salinas
$73,040
Stockton
$72,840
Modesto
$67,930
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$65,800
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$59,770
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$58,730




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