Personal Financial Advisor Salary in Sector of Finance and Insurance

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.

Average Annual Salary of Personal Financial Advisors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Compare Personal Financial Advisor Salary in Different Industries within the Finance and Insurance Sector

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 [1].


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