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Firm Reps ▲$100K-$499K reps$500K+ repsAvg. annual payoutEmployeesCFPs
1Spire Investment Partners LLC621411$481,8032812
2World Capital Brokerage62
3IMS Securities Inc./IMS Financial Advisors Inc.107
4Prospera Financial Services Inc.1388525$326,6424615
5The Strategic Financial Alliance Inc.1565018$254,4082954
6TFS Securities Inc.231
7Harbour Investments Inc.2351019$190,0002032
8VSR Financial Services Inc.27220850$370,7386877
9Geneos Wealth Management Inc.27513169$447,36252101
10The Investment Center Inc.28115218$169,5923918
11Crown Capital Securities L.P.33311713$141,1862580
12Summit Brokerage Services, Inc.388$272,22580
13Investment Centers of America Inc.39519151$257,0009083
14Kovack Securities Inc.39721544$150,0005756
15United Planners Financial Services43819032$227,0005590
16Securities Service Network Inc.44917451$248,84759130
17CUNA Brokerage Services Inc.45021576$129,40011551
18Investors Capital Corp.460$202,40362
19PlanMember Securities Corp.47214711$106,88414043
20Independent Financial Group LLC56521461$184,6006385
21SII Investments Inc.587270101$288,00084
22Centaurus Financial Inc.632341128$198,07075240
23Questar Capital Corp.68129021$138,15071
24NEXT Financial Group Inc.73932050$179,591135115
25American Portfolios Financial Services Inc.80530273$209,8699171
26H. Beck Inc.80830450$167,9598661
27Lincoln Investment Planning Inc.82430092$216,605272176
28The O.N. Equity Sales Co.8741248$91,89546
29M Holdings Securities Inc. (M Securities)91114988$288,2363770
30Cadaret, Grant & Co. Inc.91334059$202,982111149
31First Allied Securities, Inc.924$351,390267
32Hornor Townsend & Kent Inc.99413819$82,8274771
33Securian Financial Services Inc.1,083428161$224,363141201
34Woodbury Financial Services1,207579100$195,818178
35FSC Securities Corp.1,252458137$240,2271510
36Cetera Advisors1,310$223,328547
37INVEST Financial Corp.1,314478119$205,0001700
38Cetera Financial Specialists1,385$80,497546
39National Planning Corp.1,401566174$258,0001980
40ProEquities Inc.1,47825127$63,251119
41SagePoint Financial Inc.1,638587107$186,619199
42Royal Alliance Associates Inc.1,887663214$248,783217
43Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors1,915859186$153,791255251
44Commonwealth Financial Network1,965895580$497,671704741
45Securities America Inc.2,042829246$228,425505600
46Princor Financial Services Corp.2,31334121$123,790222
47Voya Financial Advisors Inc.2,811698103$138,912299259
48Cetera Advisor Networks2,948$197,476583
49Cambridge Investment Research Inc.3,3741,118268$228,458659692
50Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc.5,103169
51Northwestern Mutual6,0141,120282$97,796457880
52Lincoln Financial Network8,457797
53Foothill Securities Inc.

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