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Firm Reps$100K-$499K reps$500K+ repsAvg. annual payout ▼EmployeesCFPs
1Commonwealth Financial Network2,092949630$461,217803728
2Geneos Wealth Management Inc.25616069$408,04250105
3Spire Investment Partners LLC961810$387,9853119
4Prospera Financial Services Inc.1367334$381,4325012
5The Strategic Financial Alliance Inc.1755221$348,5293159
6Founders Financial Securities, LLC75557$321,6631724
7Securities Service Network Inc.43115256$264,00060116
8SII Investments Inc.55624483$262,000870
9M Holdings Securities Inc. (M Securities)85616386$259,8794478
10KMS Financial Services, Inc.40115437$253,90064100
11National Planning Corporation (NPC) 1,326518160$245,0001960
12Royal Alliance Associates Inc.1,795627204$244,5542140
13Cambridge Investment Research Inc.3,7381,290279$244,238712763
14Investment Centers of America Inc.40118454$236,0009682
15Centaurus Financial Inc.635346145$228,62585240
16FSC Securities Corp.1,170407119$226,7931370
17United Planners Financial Services53620441$226,38556102
18Lincoln Investment Planning, LLC1,12629396$225,296310189
19American Portfolios Financial Services Inc.81134163$223,8229294
20Girard Securities Inc.28700$212,092400
21Securities America Inc.2,209832230$207,177587646
22Independent Financial Group LLC58821260$200,7006786
23Woodbury Financial Services1,14756586$198,8441620
24Nationwide Planning Associates, Inc.101306$197,417186
25Cadaret, Grant & Co. Inc.83031351$195,969110125
26INVEST Financial Corp.1,27845595$193,0001720
27Harbour Investments Inc.25111014$190,0002032
28SagePoint Financial Inc.1,439580110$185,3961800
29Cetera Advisor Networks2,66500$184,4852850
30Kovack Securities, Inc.40520150$176,7086868
31Voya Financial Advisors Inc.2,724778134$160,108303293
32Questar Capital Corp.65127333$152,8008336
33Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors1,906855217$150,672537271
34NEXT Financial Group Inc.61928129$145,98412364
35The Investment Center Inc.2468911$137,8743819
36Principal Securities, Inc. (fka Princor Financial Services Corp.)2,06831220$121,0562430
37CUNA Brokerage Services Inc.40226878$116,00218874
38Crown Capital Securities L.P.35712114$114,9332678
39Signator Investors Inc.2,152733141$111,642160521
40ProEquities Inc.1,09919027$96,2121120
41The O.N. Equity Sales Co.8581318$76,82449112
42Hornor Townsend & Kent Inc.1,01412620$75,2145195
43PlanMember Securities Corp.49016635015249
44Capital Investment Co.18500000
45Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc.3,30700000
46Lincoln Financial Network8,8850007360
47Cantella & Co. Inc. 165
48World Capital Brokerage, Inc71
49Bolton Global Capital75

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