What does an Advisor do?

An advisor (or adviser) is a person with deeper knowledge in a specific area who utilizes their expertise for the guidance and benefit of others. They bring their vital experience and knowledge to contribute to their clients’ short- and long-term success. Advisors meet with clients to gain a sense of their mindset and ultimate goals. They draw from their experience, expertise, and perspective to help clients shape their goals and craft purposeful next steps. When issues arise, advisors work with their clients to devise tangible solutions.

Advisors meet with clients on an ongoing basis and update, amend, and redraw plans and goals as they are changed or achieved. They offer clients valuable materials and tools to assist with their pursuits and check in with clients if communication slows or becomes less frequent. Advisors serve as a resource for their clients and provide encouragement, advice, and support. Advisors need a minimum bachelor’s degree in communications or related fields.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Advisor Salaries

Average Base Pay

$67,561 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$39K
Median: $68K
$117K
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Glassdoor Estimated Salary

Advisor Career Path

Learn how to become an Advisor, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L2
Advisor
$67,561/yr
L3
Advisor Ii
$68,989/yr
L4
Advisor Iii
$68,989/yr
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Advisor Insights

Read what Advisor professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Humber CollegeHumber College
Resident Advisor
Nov. 9, 2019

“My pay was not accurate and I had to hound HR to get it corrected.”

Advanced Behavioral HealthAdvanced Behavioral Health
Therapeutic Mentor
Dec. 23, 2020

“You will get a good opportunity to set and expand your career in the healthcare industry.”

EmploysureEmploysure
Advisor
Sep. 13, 2019

“Quarterly reviews done by by your team leader who rates you and this determines if you make bonus or not.”

KEEN.com
Advisor
Apr. 5, 2021

“it's a great way to making money from home if you have intuitive gifts and connect with others.”

NuCompass MobilityNuCompass Mobility
Immigration Advisor
Jan. 29, 2021

“I had some of the best management and professional support I've ever had while working here.”

National Heritage AcademiesNational Heritage Academies
Grants Advisor
Apr. 29, 2021

“Work life balance is important to the team and I enjoy going to work everyday.”

Peace CorpsPeace Corps
Community Economic Development Advisor
Oct. 3, 2019

“I met incredible people and got to see and experience things outside of any of my previous expectations.”

GameStopGameStop
Senior Guest Advisor (SGA)
Nov. 30, 2021

“I was lucky enough to have a great team I worked with and I enjoyed the job a lot.”

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Advisor Interviews

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Advisor jobs

Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of an advisor

When working as an advisor, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Excellent Communication, Estimates, Product Knowledge, Written Communication and Spanish Language.

The most similar professions to advisor are:
  • Intern
  • Data Scientist
  • Research Assistant
  • Data Analyst

The most common qualifications to become an advisor is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.