Self-employed financial planners may earn most of their income by charging fees for their services. For example, they may prepare individual financial plans, speak at conferences, or lead seminars and workshops. They may earn commissions on financial products sold in addition to or instead of charging fees for their services.
Financial planners are part of the larger 2011 National Occupational Classification 1114: Other financial officers.
According to the 2015 Alberta Wage and Salary Survey, Albertans in the Other financial officers occupational group earned on average a starting wage of $47.19 an hour. The overall average wage was $64.07 an hour. For more information, see the Other financial officers wage profile.