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Personal Financial Advisor Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of personal financial advisors in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare personal financial advisor salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Personal Financial Advisors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,050
25th Percentile Wage
$55,590
50th Percentile Wage
$79,760
75th Percentile Wage
$124,520
90th Percentile Wage
$202,420

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for personal financial advisors in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) personal financial advisors is $202,420. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $79,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid personal financial advisors is $41,050.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$79,760
-10.23% -3.26%
2016
$87,920
12.64% -
2015
$76,810
1.20% -
2014
$75,890
7.64% -
2013
$70,090
-17.51% -
2012
$82,360
- -

Compare Personal Financial Advisor Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of personal financial advisors in six industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 other professional, scientific, and technical services industry with an annual salary $93,010. The lowest paying industry is the accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services industry (annual salary $77,210). For detailed personal financial advisor salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$93,010
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$90,520
Legal Services
$89,680
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$79,760
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$79,510
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$77,210

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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