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Firm Reps ▼$100K-$499K reps$500K+ repsAvg. annual payoutEmployeesCFPs
1Lincoln Financial Network8,8850007360
2MML Investors Services, LLC4,43666587$74,8622020
3Cambridge Investment Research Inc.3,7381,290279$244,238712763
4MSI Financial Services, Inc.3,723
5Securities America Inc.2,209832230$207,177587646
6Commonwealth Financial Network2,092949630$461,217803728
7Royal Alliance Associates Inc.1,795627204$244,5542140
8Kestra Financial1,712458217$247,581241283
9SagePoint Financial Inc.1,439580110$185,3961800
10Ameritas Investment Corp.1,36323357$80,2211150
11INVEST Financial Corp.1,27845595$193,0001720
12FSC Securities Corp.1,170407119$226,7931370
13Triad Advisors Inc.80536775$288,73677207
14Sigma Financial Corp.64925317$139,81810594
15Investacorp Inc.54615622$199,4807595
16J.W. Cole Financial Inc.47527266$227,5465764
17Parkland Securities, LLC47110811$112,46410529
18Securities Service Network Inc.43115256$264,00060116
19Kovack Securities, Inc.40520150$176,7086868
20Crown Capital Securities L.P.35712114$114,9332678
21Calton & Associates Inc.320
22LaSalle St. Securities LLC31515525$185,0002830
23Berthel Fisher & Co. Financial Services Inc.307
24Geneos Wealth Management Inc.25616069$408,04250105
25CFD Investments Inc.2196010$135,4694321
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