Financial Planner

Financial Planners are responsible for developing financial strategies for individuals or organisations, and assisting clients with complex decisions around the best way to protect and grow their wealth.

The key responsibilities for a Financial Planner can also include active involvement in business development and new opportunity identification, while strictly adhering to risk and compliance processes and protocols. The average salary of a Financial Planner is $87,724 per annum.

As a Financial Planner, it's important to maintain your education and training so that you're always giving the most up-to-date advice.

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Average salary
$87,7241 P/A

Source: (August 2016)
Min average salary
$77,359 P/A

Source: (August 2016)
Max average salary
$98,089 P/A

Source: (August 2016)
Job growth

Projection: 22% more Financial Planners employed in Australia in 2020 (compared to 2015)

Employment by region

The top three regions for employment as a Financial Planner are:

  • NSW: 39.2%
  • VIC: 24.8%
  • QLD: 18.8%

Key skills required
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Aptitude for research
  • Good with numbers
  • Analytical and planning skills
  • Interested in the financial market


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