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 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 Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,100
25th Percentile Wage
$59,710
50th Percentile Wage
$88,220
75th Percentile Wage
$147,110
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 $88,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,100.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.68
25th Percentile Wage
$28.71
50th Percentile Wage
$42.41
75th Percentile Wage
$70.72
90th Percentile Wage
$77.58

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for personal financial advisors in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $77.58. The median hourly salary is $42.41. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.68.

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
201688,220-6.11%19.08%
201593,6109.76%-
201484,4705.56%-
201379,77010.51%-
201271,390--

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 $52,690 to $110,650. The highest paying area for personal financial advisors in Pennsylvania is Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $110,650. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Newark-Union (mean annual salary $104,080). The lowest paying area is York-Hanover with a median annual salary of $52,690.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$110,650
Newark-Union
$104,080
Philadelphia
$101,280
Johnstown
$101,220
Pittsburgh
$91,500
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$90,600
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$89,410
Lancaster
$89,150
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$83,620
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$75,840
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$74,530
Reading
$61,770
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$61,120
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$60,990
Erie
$60,090
State College
$59,060
York-Hanover
$52,690


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