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
$40,960
25th Percentile Wage
$57,740
50th Percentile Wage
$91,970
75th Percentile Wage
$165,830
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 $165,830. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $91,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid personal financial advisors is $40,960.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of personal financial advisors in the industry sector of finance and insurance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$91,970
0.59% 26.33%
2016
$91,430
0.95% -
2015
$90,560
9.52% -
2014
$81,940
7.13% -
2013
$76,100
10.97% -
2012
$67,750
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Compare Personal Financial Advisor Salary in Different Industries within the Finance and Insurance Sector

The average salaries of personal financial advisors in 20 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 insurance related activities industry (annual salary $60,200). 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
$123,350
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage
$101,750
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$98,560
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$97,380
Other Financial Investment Activities
$95,490
Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$88,940
Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$88,070
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds
$82,800
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$78,550
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$77,870
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$76,070
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$74,580
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$74,020
Depository Credit Intermediation
$73,980
Insurance Carriers
$73,190
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$70,290
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles
$70,040
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$68,110
Other Investment Pools and Funds
$65,410
Other Insurance Related Activities
$60,200

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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