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Firm Reps$100K-$499K reps$500K+ repsAvg. annual payout ▼EmployeesCFPs
1Commonwealth Financial Network2,195939708$512,017854795
2Spire Investment Partners LLC701917$468,8764031
3Prospera Financial Services Inc.1357234$386,8555313
4Geneos Wealth Management Inc.28515273$360,60255113
5The Strategic Financial Alliance Inc.1785522$358,9713954
6Founders Financial Securities, LLC75559$332,7761920
7M Holdings Securities Inc. (M Securities)83018282$284,5305764
8Securities Service Network Inc.42318752$279,00062113
9Cambridge Investment Research Inc.3,9561,369343$262,588754778
10First Allied Securities, Inc.75500$258,2371540
11United Planners Financial Services53723154$257,00060104
12Royal Alliance Associates Inc.2,876635212$239,646900
13Summit Brokerage Services, Inc.54100$237,8171170
14Securian Financial Services Inc.1,134449157$237,192191204
15Centaurus Financial Inc.633348147$234,12185236
16FSC Securities Corp.1,710374144$228,8841980
17Nationwide Planning Associates, Inc.114348$226,028186
18Securities America Inc.2,506912290$225,295661674
19Cadaret, Grant & Co. Inc.83030367$214,380108141
20Independent Financial Group LLC62522067$210,9007781
21Lincoln Investment Planning, LLC1,487414132$210,665428223
22Cetera Advisors1,45000$205,6752010
23Harbour Investments Inc.25512814$205,0002238
24Woodbury Financial Services1,936538106$195,5381190
25American Portfolios Financial Services Inc.83732262$191,434100102
26SagePoint Financial Inc.2,344578140$190,7322990
27Voya Financial Advisors Inc.1,800680126$182,991261283
28Cetera Advisor Networks3,07100$180,4683630
29The Investment Center Inc.2749120$177,2874055
30Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors1,467779181$175,302503261
31Questar Capital Corp.64027632$160,6009136
32Signator Investors Inc.2,007743142$158,269237554
33H. Beck Inc.58920047$134,6837795
34Crown Capital Securities L.P.37111613$124,3412879
35ProEquities Inc.1,08219633$112,1051080
36Principal Securities, Inc. (fka Princor Financial Services Corp.)1,76738238$95,5172950
37The O.N. Equity Sales Co.83713710$82,2144878
38PlanMember Securities Corp.45419145015443
39Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc.3,36400000
40Lincoln Financial Network8,9350007560
41NEXT Financial Group Inc.539
42KMS Financial Services, Inc.322
43World Capital Brokerage, Inc73

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