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Financial Representative

Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual

Accounting & Finance
United States
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023

We are seeking to add hard-working, value driven, growth minded individuals to our team in the role of a Financial Representative. As a Financial Representative, you will have the opportunity to set your own goals, impact your community, and live your dreams while helping others achieve theirs. Create the life you want under the mentorship of seasoned professionals in one of the largest financial advisory firms in the Mid-Ohio Valley.


If you have a work ethic that is unmatched, consider yourself to be a visionary, and are tired of limits being placed on your ambition and income you owe it to yourself to start the conversation about a career as a Financial Representative at Northwestern Mutual.


Our financial professionals help clients reach their goals by developing and implementing financial plans; showing clients where they are today, plan for where they want to go tomorrow, and provide the financial tools and support to help them get there.

Sound exciting and scary all at the same time? Don’t worry, we don’t expect you to know everything on day one. That’s why you’ll receive in-depth training and partner with industry experts until you’re ready to do it on your own.


Many people find their calling in financial services after working in other industries. Wondering if you’d be a good fit? See how many of the characteristics below match up to you:

-You are a natural at connecting with people, building personal, trusted relationships.

-You’re a driven person who’s committed to success.

-You’re ready to earn more for your hard work.

-You enjoy helping people make more informed, confident decisions.

-You're ready to live the life you want, both personally and professionally.

-Financial planning is interesting to you.


This career is revenue based and also includes stipends and bonuses. It allows you to control what you would want to earn at any given time in your career. To give you an idea, Financial Professionals with Northwestern Mutual are making on average more than $50,000 in their first year, and there is potential for much more.


Average vs Top 25%

Year 1 | $52,000 - $105,000

Year 3 | $103,000 - $202,000

Year 5 | $193,000 - $289,000

Year 10 | $234,000 - $490,000

Year 15 | $341,000 - $790,000

For illustrative purposes only, no level of income is guaranteed. Source: Northwestern Mutual, 2016.

Why Northwestern Mutual?

  • Fortune 100 company (2021)
  • Forbes' Best Employers for Diversity (2018-2020)
  • Top 10 US Independent Broker-Dealers *1
  • #1 Amongst Life Insurers Most Admired Companies *2 for Financial Soundness
  • Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality- Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (2015-2021)
  • $224 billion *3 (retail investment client assets held or managed)
  • Average gross income per Financial Advisor in the Parkersburg District Office is $525,519 (2022) *4

Beyond income, you'll also have access to a comprehensive benefits package:

-Comprehensive medical insurance

-Two retirement plans (100% company funded)

-Life and disability insurance

-Reimbursement for licensing and ongoing education

Seeking professionals from different backgrounds and work experience:

We aim for our office to look like the community we live in. Examples of people we are looking for include but are not limited to, financial services, business development, hospitality, banking, sales, marketing, management, education, athletics, legal, communications, real estate, entrepreneurs, military veterans, general contracting and community influencers.

A four-year degree is preferred but most importantly we are looking for driven self-starters who want to make a difference in the community

About Northwestern Mutual:

At Northwestern Mutual we believe that everyone deserves to ‘spend their lives living’ and that a strong financial plan is a cornerstone for ensuring that reality! Financial security is not just something that happens in retirement but is an enabler for our clients to spend their life living!

Our teams of financial representatives and advisors across the nation embody these beliefs and are committed to helping clients reach their financial goals. With 62% of American’s citing that their financial planning needs improvement5, a career with Northwestern Mutual provides abundant opportunities to serve this growing need!

Recognized by FORTUNE as one of the "World's Most Admired" companies, Northwestern Mutual has been among the leaders in the financial services industry for nearly 160 years and has a proven track record of financial success.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: Uncapped Commissions


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

*1 Ranking for Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC. Sources: Financial Advisor magazine and Investment News, April 2021.

*2 To determine the best-regarded companies in more than 50 industries, FORTUNE asked executives, directors, and analysts to rate enterprises in their own industry on nine criteria. Details at

*3 Combined client assets of NMIS and NMWMC as of June 30, 2021

Northwestern Mutual Financial Representatives are Independent Contractors whose income is based solely on production.

*4 2022 Parkersburg District Office total Advisor revenue, $4,204,068 divided by number of active advisors at 2022 year end.