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Personal Financial Advisors in Washington

Considering a career as a Personal Financial Advisor in Washington?

15.8% Jobs Projection
$99,960 Median Salary
480 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Personal Financial Advisors in Washington are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Personal Financial Advisors in Washington is growing faster than average.

  • Personal Financial Advisors in Washington earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Personal Financial Advisors Work in Washington?

In Washington, there were 3,510 people working as Personal Financial Advisors in the year 2018.

There were 3,550 Personal Financial Advisors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 1,820 Personal Financial Advisors working in it, which means Washington has more Personal Financial Advisors than average.


Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Personal Financial Advisors in this state are growing at a rate of 15.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.9%.


Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 480 annual job openings, and 5,790 total jobs in 2026 for Personal Financial Advisors in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 25,500 annual jobs and 312,300 total jobs in 2026.

What do Personal Financial Advisors Make in Washington?

In 2018 wages for Personal Financial Advisors ranged from $44,550 to $208,000 with $99,960 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.42 to $100. The median hourly rate was $48.06.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $34.97 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $13.09.

The median salary in Washington is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Washington Metros for Personal Financial Advisors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Personal Financial Advisors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,720 $104,590
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,630 $81,590
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 270 $90,250
Bellingham, WA 90 $77,000
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 70 $105,900
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 60 $77,810
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 40 n/a
Yakima, WA 30 $120,830

Top States for Personal Financial Advisors Employment

View the list below to see where most Personal Financial Advisors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 26,710 $136,830
California 24,890 $96,490
Florida 14,080 $90,460
Texas 10,830 $88,220
Massachusetts 9,060 $82,060
Illinois 8,940 $88,760
Pennsylvania 8,590 $78,470
North Carolina 7,010 $97,960
Ohio 6,000 $74,390
Michigan 5,210 $73,050
Missouri 5,050 $63,000
Wisconsin 4,730 $88,590
New Jersey 4,700 $107,250
Georgia 4,660 $96,980
Connecticut 4,470 $98,000
Virginia 4,370 $83,220
Maryland 4,290 $81,360
Colorado 4,010 $85,120
Indiana 3,740 $90,150
Minnesota 3,720 $79,010

Below are the states where Personal Financial Advisors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New York $136,830
District of Columbia $136,660
New Jersey $107,250
Delaware $101,920
Maine $101,550
Washington $99,960
Connecticut $98,000
North Carolina $97,960
Georgia $96,980
California $96,490

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