The salary statistics of personal financial advisors in the industry sector of finance and insurance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare personal financial advisor salaries in different industries within the finance and insurance sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for personal financial advisors in the industry sector of finance and insurance. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) personal financial advisors is $163,430. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $91,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid personal financial advisors is $41,430.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of personal financial advisors in the industry sector of finance and insurance from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of personal financial advisors in 18 industries in the finance and insurance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for personal financial advisor occupations is the securities and commodity exchanges industry with an annual salary $123,350. The lowest paying industry is the other investment pools and funds industry (annual salary $70,540). For detailed personal financial advisor salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Securities and Commodity Exchanges|| |
|Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage|| |
|Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities|| |
|Activities Related to Credit Intermediation|| |
|Other Financial Investment Activities|| |
|Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds|| |
|Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers|| |
|Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles|| |
|Nondepository Credit Intermediation|| |
|Insurance Agencies and Brokerages|| |
|Credit Intermediation and Related Activities|| |
|Insurance Carriers|| |
|Insurance Carriers and Related Activities|| |
|Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities|| |
|Depository Credit Intermediation|| |
|Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation|| |
|Other Insurance Related Activities|| |
|Other Investment Pools and Funds|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .