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

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