In response to investors’ interest in taking a comprehensive approach to their finances, financial advisers are moving even more broadly away from commissions to fees, and this is boosting their earnings by roughly 10%, the College for Financial Planning Annual Survey found in a survey of 390 advisers. Cerulli Associates assisted in the polling.

Advisers are on track to earn an average of $215,345 this year, roughly 10% more than $195,394 in 2008. While this is down from the $283,079 they earned in 2007 and the $232,996 in 2006, the 2009 findings are remarkable, given the market conditions.

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