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 metropolitan areas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,610
25th Percentile Wage
$65,270
50th Percentile Wage
$102,640
75th Percentile Wage
$177,800
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 $177,800. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $102,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,610.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22.41
25th Percentile Wage
$31.38
50th Percentile Wage
$49.34
75th Percentile Wage
$85.48
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for personal financial advisors in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $85.48. The median hourly salary is $49.34. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22.41.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of personal financial advisors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016102,6405.33%32.98%
201597,1709.87%-
201487,58012.64%-
201376,51010.09%-
201268,790--

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 $36,200 to $176,770. The highest paying area for personal financial advisors in California is Napa with a median annual salary of $176,770. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Oakland-Fremont-Hayward (mean annual salary $142,690). The lowest paying area is Vallejo-Fairfield with a median annual salary of $36,200.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Napa
$176,770
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$142,690
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$132,530
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$131,870
Fresno
$126,020
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$107,690
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$103,640
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$100,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$99,710
Stockton
$98,570
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$95,110
Salinas
$94,500
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$88,380
Chico
$86,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$86,190
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$86,160
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$83,620
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$78,760
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$68,490
Modesto
$62,320
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$59,500
Visalia-Porterville
$55,460
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$51,980
Bakersfield-Delano
$42,120
Vallejo-Fairfield
$36,200



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