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

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 145140 -3.40 44
United States 249,400323,200 29.67,390 6,26013,640

Job outlook

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


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 59.1819.7927.63 43.5377.16*
Alaska 50.2221.2026.91 39.3069.7182.25
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 46.4619.5825.82 33.2969.6779.37

* 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

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
18719 10.251.1 38.2
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation31
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation28
UI claimants previously working in occupation4
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 70
Number of job position postings 46
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 1.5

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 Bac