Personal Financial Advisors (13-2052)

Occupation description:  Advise clients on financial plans using knowledge of tax and investment strategies, securities, insurance, pension plans, and real estate. Duties include assessing clients' assets, liabilities, cash flow, insurance coverage, tax status, and financial objectives.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 161173 7.54 813
United States 271,900312,300 14.97,200 14,30025,540

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 59.6819.6227.59 43.5878.21*
Alaska 48.0318.7825.03 29.6158.26*
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 44.8118.1324.37 29.1551.9997.83

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.


Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
19825 12.648.9 37.0
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation31
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation27
UI claimants previously working in occupation4
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 83
Number of job position postings 52
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 1.6

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: Long-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Finance BA