As of 2015, the average salary for a stock broker is between $44,332 and $55,800 a year, depending on the location, experience and the companies they work for. Stock brokers often make up to $68,000 a year or more.
The average pay for stock brokers is based on the percentage of people earning that amount. This means around 50 percent of stock brokers make less than this average amount. Most companies require a stock broker to have at least a bachelor’s degree in finance, and they often require a state license. Stock brokers should belong to the National Association of Securities Dealers to maximize their employment prospects and earning potential.