Personal Financial Advisor Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,470
25th Percentile Wage
$52,430
50th Percentile Wage
$72,730
75th Percentile Wage
$138,670
90th Percentile Wage
$186,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for personal financial advisors in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $186,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $72,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,470.

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
$72,730
-10.01% 0.73%
2016
$80,010
-13.12% -
2015
$90,510
-3.78% -
2014
$93,930
8.73% -
2013
$85,730
15.78% -
2012
$72,200
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of personal financial advisors in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of personal financial advisors in state of Washington ranges from $67,380 to $85,380. The highest paying area for personal financial advisors in Washington is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $85,380. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Yakima (mean annual salary $82,400). The lowest paying area is Kennewick-Pasco-Richland with a median annual salary of $67,380.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$85,380
Yakima
$82,400
Olympia
$77,330
Bremerton-Silverdale
$76,720
Tacoma
$76,010
Bellingham
$75,380
Spokane
$74,870
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$73,250
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$71,890
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$71,230
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$67,380




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