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Financial Advisor Salaries in the United States

How much does a Financial Advisor make in the United States?

Financial Advisors earn $51,000 annually on average, or $25 per hour, which is 26% less than the national average for all working Americans. Our data indicates that the best paid Financial Advisors work for Plante & Moran at $119,000 annually while the lowest paid Financial Advisors work for Joseph Stevens & Co. earning approximately $16,000 each year.

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$58K
"The job offers a lot of stability and financial security"
Posted 2 years ago in San Diego, CA

$47K DiversyFund's Average Financial Advisor Salary (8 salaries)

-$4K (8%) less than national average Financial Advisor salary ($51K)
-$11K (20%) less than average DiversyFund salary ($58K)
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+$13K (24%) more than average DiversyFund Financial Advisor salary ($47K)
"I am very satisfied with the compensation and benefits. I believe the company has been fair with their expectations."
+$13K (24%) more than average DiversyFund Financial Advisor salary ($47K)
"I am very satisfied with the pay, plus the opportunity to make more is what makes this job attractive."
+$15K (27%) more than average DiversyFund Financial Advisor salary ($47K)
"The pay is pretty competitive. All is good so far."
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$51K Morgan Stanley's Average Financial Advisor Salary (529 salaries)

Equal to national average Financial Advisor salary ($51K)
-$9K (16%) less than average Morgan Stanley salary ($60K)
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-$11K (24%) less than average Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor salary ($51K)
"I believe at my age, work experience, and the amount of developing skills I attained the salary was a great opportunity, sound, and fair."
+$24K (38%) more than average Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor salary ($51K)
"It pays well during the initial period but it does decline as your commissions begin to offset that decline."
+$14K (24%) more than average Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor salary ($51K)
"OK, I also had a commission."
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$56K Northwestern Mutual's Average Financial Advisor Salary (27 salaries)

+$5K (9%) more than national average Financial Advisor salary ($51K)
+$14K (28%) more than average Northwestern Mutual salary ($42K)
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-$6K (11%) less than average Northwestern Mutual Financial Advisor salary ($56K)
"I am satisfied. I would like a basic salary to offset when not getting a commission."
+$44K (56%) more than average Northwestern Mutual Financial Advisor salary ($56K)
"Standard"
-$26K (60%) less than average Northwestern Mutual Financial Advisor salary ($56K)
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$51K Merrill Lynch's Average Financial Advisor Salary (643 salaries)

Equal to national average Financial Advisor salary ($51K)
-$14K (24%) less than average Merrill Lynch salary ($65K)
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+$4K (7%) more than average Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor salary ($51K)
"I think it is better than competitors"
+$49K (64%) more than average Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor salary ($51K)
"The salary is competitive as to competitors."
+$30K (45%) more than average Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor salary ($51K)
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$51K Edward Jones' Average Financial Advisor Salary (451 salaries)

Equal to national average Financial Advisor salary ($51K)
+$10K (21%) more than average Edward Jones salary ($41K)
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-$9K (19%) less than average Edward Jones Financial Advisor salary ($51K)
"It was low but reasonable, considering I was in training"
+$9K (16%) more than average Edward Jones Financial Advisor salary ($51K)
"Na"
+$10K (17%) more than average Edward Jones Financial Advisor salary ($51K)
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$51K JPMorgan's Average Financial Advisor Salary (178 salaries)

Equal to national average Financial Advisor salary ($51K)
Equal to average JPMorgan salary ($51K)
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-$8K (17%) less than average JPMorgan Financial Advisor salary ($51K)
"Surely underpaid. In this recession and with all the economic and geopolitical issues around us. I am surely being underpaid.I just received a call yesterday from India, I lady was over the phone trying to recruit me for a company in the United States.Soon we are going to find that the employment companies getting unemployed. How do you like that"
+$4K (7%) more than average JPMorgan Financial Advisor salary ($51K)
"The compensation is poor. They need to be more competative."
-$21K (51%) less than average JPMorgan Financial Advisor salary ($51K)
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$51K Waddell & Reed Financial's Average Financial Advisor Salary (128 salaries)

Equal to national average Financial Advisor salary ($51K)
+$10K (21%) more than average Waddell & Reed Financial salary ($41K)
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-$21K (51%) less than average Waddell & Reed Financial Financial Advisor salary ($51K)
"I'm just being paid what I am worth at the moment, not over or under."
-$27K (72%) less than average Waddell & Reed Financial Financial Advisor salary ($51K)
-$27K (72%) less than average Waddell & Reed Financial Financial Advisor salary ($51K)
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$53K Wells Fargo's Average Financial Advisor Salary (64 salaries)

+$2K (3%) more than national average Financial Advisor salary ($51K)
+$4K (7%) more than average Wells Fargo salary ($49K)
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+$37K (51%) more than average Wells Fargo Financial Advisor salary ($53K)
"It’s ok but not terrific"
+$58K (70%) more than average Wells Fargo Financial Advisor salary ($53K)
-$12K (25%) less than average Wells Fargo Financial Advisor salary ($53K)
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$56K New York Life's Average Financial Advisor Salary (49 salaries)

+$5K (9%) more than national average Financial Advisor salary ($51K)
+$5K (9%) more than average New York Life salary ($51K)
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-$6K (11%) less than average New York Life Financial Advisor salary ($56K)
"reasonable pay structure"
+$94K (91%) more than average New York Life Financial Advisor salary ($56K)
"Fair, on par with competitors."
+$40K (52%) more than average New York Life Financial Advisor salary ($56K)
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$59K Mutual of Omaha's Average Financial Advisor Salary (5 salaries)

+$8K (14%) more than national average Financial Advisor salary ($51K)
+$8K (14%) more than average Mutual of Omaha salary ($51K)
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+$11K (17%) more than average Mutual of Omaha Financial Advisor salary ($59K)
"The pay at Mutual of Omaha is the best in the Industry."
-$11K (20%) less than average Mutual of Omaha Financial Advisor salary ($59K)
"The salary seems competitive."
+$16K (23%) more than average Mutual of Omaha Financial Advisor salary ($59K)
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