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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,120
25th Percentile Wage
$57,790
50th Percentile Wage
$82,090
75th Percentile Wage
$138,000
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 $82,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,120.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.69
25th Percentile Wage
$27.79
50th Percentile Wage
$39.47
75th Percentile Wage
$66.34
90th Percentile Wage
$77.77

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for personal financial advisors in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $77.77. The median hourly salary is $39.47. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.69.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of personal financial advisors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201682,090-3.34%27.47%
201584,830-6.31%-
201490,18010.50%-
201380,71026.23%-
201259,540--

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 $59,610 to $132,610. The highest paying area for personal financial advisors in North Carolina is Asheville with a median annual salary of $132,610. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Winston-Salem (mean annual salary $110,590). The lowest paying area is Greensboro-High Point with a median annual salary of $59,610.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Asheville
$132,610
Winston-Salem
$110,590
Durham-Chapel Hill
$103,210
Raleigh-Cary
$82,060
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$81,980
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$78,310
Wilmington
$68,650
Burlington
$65,630
Greenville
$62,260
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$62,170
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$61,080
Greensboro-High Point
$59,610


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