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Salaries for

Financial Advisor

Virginia Median
$59,000
National Median
$63,000
Median Income is the exact middle income earned by someone in a job or career field.

Financial Advisor

Financial advisors give their clients important advice and insights on handling their finances. They work closely with customers to determine their financial goals and offer recommendations that will best suit each situation.

A typical day in the life of a financial advisor might include:

  • Explaining the benefits and drawbacks of various types of financial products
  • Recommending the best investments for a client's needs
  • Drawing up financial plans that will help customers save for education, retirement, or major purchases
  • Following the latest economic trends to make educated forecasts about the future.

Salaries for

Financial Advisor

Virginia Median
$59,000
National Median
$63,000
Median Income is the exact middle income earned by someone in a job or career field.

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Top Pay by Location

These cities have the highest paying median for Financial Advisor
Austin, TX
$90,000
Boston, MA
$85,000
Chicago, IL
$80,000
New York, NY
$80,000
Houston, TX
$76,000
Atlanta, GA
$75,000
Dallas, TX
$71,000
Los Angeles, CA
$70,000
Salary information is calculated from job seeker profiles and job postings. Both hourly and yearly wages could be reported.

A typical day in the life of a financial advisor might include:

  • Explaining the benefits and drawbacks of various types of financial products
  • Recommending the best investments for a client's needs
  • Drawing up financial plans that will help customers save for education, retirement, or major purchases
  • Following the latest economic trends to make educated forecasts about the future.

Insider Tips

The typical average pay for a financial advisor is $63,000 per year. Those who work with intermediation and brokerage for securities and commodity contracts have the highest earnings. Those with a master's degree in finance can further increase their earnings potential.