Financial Advisor (Seeking Career Changers) Northwestern Mutual Northwestern Mutual 3,473 reviews

Northwestern Mutual Financial Advisors help clients reach their goals by developing and implementing financial plans to show clients where they are today, plan where they want to go tomorrow and provide the financial tools and support to help them get there.

The role:

  • Assist clients with full-service financial planning to help them achieve and maintain financial security
  • Provide comprehensive financial advice and to match solutions with client's needs and goals
  • Develop rapport with clients and foster long-term relationships
  • Be knowledgeable about Northwestern Mutual financial products and global financial market trends
  • Build and maintain client bases, keep current client financial plans up-to-date and recruit new clients on an ongoing basis
  • Provide dedicated and focused customer experiences
  • Build your own financial planning practice

What do we offer you?

  • Comprehensive in-depth training and mentoring to help you get started
  • Licensing sponsorship (LAH, SIE, Series 6 or 7 & Series 63)
  • Ongoing award-winning training programs
  • Flexibility and work life balance
  • Uncapped earning potential


Our Financial Advisors earn compensation through a first-year incentive program commission, bonuses, repeat business and client retention. It allows you to control what you would want to earn at any given time in your career.

Our financial professionals are making an average of $52,000-$106,000 in their first year, and there is potential for much more.

Average advisor compensation range:

Year 1 | $52,000 – $106,000

Year 3 | $103,000 – $202,000

Year 5 | $139,000 – $289,000

Year 10 | $234,000 – $490,000

Beyond income, we offer a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance
  • Two company funded retirement accounts including a pension
  • Life and Disability insurance

We are looking for individuals with the following experience and characteristics:

  • Self-motivated, goal-oriented and driven
  • History of success 4+ years in previous career
  • Excellent communication and people skills, outgoing, enthusiastic and great at networking and relationship building
  • Ability to work independently with an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Driven to succeed and are motivated to help others
  • Looking for potential to grow and leadership opportunities
  • Previous sales, business development or client facing experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Individuals from the following industries/professions or backgrounds that have been successful in this role are:

  • Previous financial management, insurance, and financial services
  • Executive leadership
  • Sales/Business Development
  • Community influencers
  • Former athletes
  • Military
  • Teaching
  • Real Estate

No previous finance experience is necessary, our nationally ranked training program will teach you everything you need to know!


Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for 160 years. Through a distinctive, whole-picture planning approach including both insurance and investments, we empower people to be financially confident. We combine the expertise of our financial professionals with a personalized digital experience and leading-edge technology to best serve our clients.

Recent Awards and Accolades:

  • FORTUNE® 500 Rank: No. 102
  • One of the “World’s Most Admired” life insurance companies (FORTUNE® Magazine, 2020)
  • Best Places to Work #82 (Glassdoor, 2021)
  • Highest Rated CEO's (Glassdoor, 2017)
  • 50 Best Companies for Diversity (Black Enterprise Magazine, 2016)
  • 50 Best Companies to Sell For (Selling Power Magazine, 2016)
  • Top 125 Training Program (Training Magazine, 2017)
  • Unsurpassed Financial Strength Rating among US Life Insurance Companies
  • TOP 10 Independent Broker Dealer (Financial Advisor Magazine and InvestmentNews)

With $290 billion in assets, $28.2 billion in revenues, and more than $1.9 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.6 million people who rely on us for life, disability income and long-term care insurance, annuities, brokerage and advisory services, trust services, and discretionary portfolio management solutions. The company holds more than $161 billion of client assets as a part of its wealth management and investment services.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,000.00 – $120,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay
  • Commission pay
  • Signing bonus

Ability to Commute/Relocate:

  • Melville, NY 11747 (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Sales: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

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