Personal Financial Advisor Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,750
25th Percentile Wage
$59,150
50th Percentile Wage
$88,890
75th Percentile Wage
$145,270
90th Percentile Wage
$161,360

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for personal financial advisors in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $161,360. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $88,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,750.

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
$88,890
0.75% 19.69%
2016
$88,220
-6.11% -
2015
$93,610
9.76% -
2014
$84,470
5.56% -
2013
$79,770
10.51% -
2012
$71,390
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of personal financial advisors in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of personal financial advisors in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $56,950 to $146,190. The highest paying area for personal financial advisors in Pennsylvania is Lebanon with a median annual salary of $146,190. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Altoona (mean annual salary $135,910). The lowest paying area is Reading with a median annual salary of $56,950.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lebanon
$146,190
Altoona
$135,910
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$118,490
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$110,990
Philadelphia
$103,740
Pittsburgh
$98,870
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$96,090
Newark-Union
$92,370
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$91,160
State College
$89,810
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$82,140
Williamsport
$80,710
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$80,510
Lancaster
$77,170
York-Hanover
$72,140
Johnstown
$66,030
Erie
$65,220
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$62,790
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$61,120
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$57,980
Reading
$56,950




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