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Personal Financial Advisor Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for personal financial advisors in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of personal financial advisors among North Carolina 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 North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,600
25th Percentile Wage
$57,940
50th Percentile Wage
$87,960
75th Percentile Wage
$159,590
90th Percentile Wage
$161,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for personal financial advisors in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $161,770. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $87,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,600.

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
$87,960
6.67% 32.31%
2016
$82,090
-3.34% -
2015
$84,830
-6.31% -
2014
$90,180
10.50% -
2013
$80,710
26.23% -
2012
$59,540
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of personal financial advisors in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of personal financial advisors in state of North Carolina ranges from $58,350 to $148,910. The highest paying area for personal financial advisors in North Carolina is Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton with a median annual salary of $148,910. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Durham-Chapel Hill (mean annual salary $130,370). The lowest paying area is Greensboro-High Point with a median annual salary of $58,350.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$148,910
Durham-Chapel Hill
$130,370
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$112,720
Asheville
$96,840
Fayetteville
$90,230
Winston-Salem
$86,980
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$86,910
Raleigh-Cary
$79,750
Greenville
$78,770
Wilmington
$65,940
Burlington
$65,630
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$61,080
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$61,060
Greensboro-High Point
$58,350




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