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15 Best-Paying Metro Areas for Financial Advisors

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A new study from SmartAsset, a financial technology company, found a wide range of salaries for financial advisors across the U.S. Nationally, they earn $122,490 on average, but the 25th and 75th percentile salaries are $59,450 and $157,020.

In the country’s biggest metro areas, the difference between the highest and lowest average financial advisor earnings is nearly $100,000.

To find the best-paying places for financial advisors, SmartAsset researchers compared the 50 biggest U.S. metro areas across four metrics, giving equal weight to each one: average financial advisor pay, two-year change in financial advisor pay, financial advisor pay relative to average pay and housing costs as a percentage of financial advisor pay. 

They then found each metro area’s average ranking and used that average to determine a final score. The metro area with the best average ranking received a score of 100 and the one with the lowest average ranking a score of zero.

See the gallery for the 15 best-paying metro areas for financial advisors.

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