Personal Financial Advisor Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for personal financial advisors in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of personal financial advisors among Iowa 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,960
25th Percentile Wage
$47,040
50th Percentile Wage
$65,000
75th Percentile Wage
$101,690
90th Percentile Wage
$196,760

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for personal financial advisors in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $196,760. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,960.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of personal financial advisors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$65,000
2.25% 1.28%
2016
$63,540
3.98% -
2015
$61,010
-11.15% -
2014
$67,810
-7.03% -
2013
$72,580
11.59% -
2012
$64,170
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Personal Financial Advisors in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of personal financial advisors in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of personal financial advisors in state of Iowa ranges from $45,810 to $104,590. The highest paying area for personal financial advisors in Iowa is Iowa City with a median annual salary of $104,590. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island (mean annual salary $93,750). The lowest paying area is Cedar Rapids with a median annual salary of $45,810.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Iowa City
$104,590
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$93,750
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$68,950
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$65,260
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$64,360
Dubuque
$63,940
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$62,500
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$59,120
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$55,370
Cedar Rapids
$45,810




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