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 among Washington 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 Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,580
25th Percentile Wage
$58,690
50th Percentile Wage
$80,010
75th Percentile Wage
$150,160
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 $80,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,580.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.95
25th Percentile Wage
$28.22
50th Percentile Wage
$38.47
75th Percentile Wage
$72.19
90th Percentile Wage
$89.71

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for personal financial advisors in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $89.71. The median hourly salary is $38.47. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.95.

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
201680,010-13.12%9.76%
201590,510-3.78%-
201493,9308.73%-
201385,73015.78%-
201272,200--

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 $38,620 to $93,840. The highest paying area for personal financial advisors in Washington is Spokane with a median annual salary of $93,840. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Tacoma (mean annual salary $92,270). The lowest paying area is Yakima with a median annual salary of $38,620.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Spokane
$93,840
Tacoma
$92,270
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$89,680
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$79,320
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$78,570
Bellingham
$76,960
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$74,040
Olympia
$66,890
Yakima
$38,620


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