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Firm Reps$100K-$499K reps$500K+ repsAvg. annual payout ▼EmployeesCFPs
1Commonwealth Financial Network2,073940606$466,249773792
2Geneos Wealth Management Inc.27414667$436,46350105
3Spire Investment Partners LLC851513$434,0003113
4Prospera Financial Services Inc.1279225$346,5004920
5The Strategic Financial Alliance Inc.1485619$324,7793150
6First Allied Securities, Inc.79000$305,9342190
7VSR Financial Services Inc.29800$293,946840
8Securities Service Network Inc.43915858$293,79760115
9SII Investments Inc.56425891$276,000820
10Investment Centers of America Inc.40418856$260,0009386
11National Planning Corporation (NPC) 1,402562179$259,000193180
12United Planners Financial Services47119339$244,3945592
13Royal Alliance Associates Inc.1,850657217$242,4232330
14Summit Brokerage Services, Inc.52800$240,3331170
15Cambridge Investment Research Inc.3,4951,186289$229,098671722
16American Portfolios Financial Services Inc.80833371$228,4979487
17FSC Securities Corp.1,225447141$228,2081500
18Lincoln Investment Planning, LLC1,13329896$227,494279223
19Securian Financial Services Inc.1,118430159$221,446145198
20Cetera Advisors1,32000$217,7961770
21Centaurus Financial Inc.628348130$217,14280240
22Securities America Inc.2,078840252$216,939566619
23Girard Securities Inc.34500$213,960360
24Cadaret, Grant & Co. Inc.86832658$205,548108146
25Independent Financial Group LLC60022567$203,2006390
26Woodbury Financial Services1,220599102$197,7021810
27INVEST Financial Corp.1,334452114$197,0001670
28Harbour Investments Inc.23710514$196,0002032
29Investors Capital Corp.45800$194,334730
30Cetera Advisor Networks2,89700$192,6163260
31SagePoint Financial Inc.1,687599119$187,7342050
32H. Beck Inc.77823552$173,60978119
33Kovack Securities Inc.41522247$168,8006363
34NEXT Financial Group Inc.67430138$161,41213172
35Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors1,978899193$156,047256312
36Voya Financial Advisors Inc.2,719842140$146,879317298
37Questar Capital Corp.65527620$146,0007236
38Princor Financial Services Corp.2,32133724$125,0472290
39Crown Capital Securities L.P.34510912$123,9582679
40CUNA Brokerage Services Inc.47624478$123,16519148
41TFS Securities Inc.2336912$122,0001539
42Northwestern Mutual6,0151,195312$105,184498970
43The O.N. Equity Sales Co.87814811$90,64547104
44ProEquities Inc.1,52724629$89,0991100
45Cetera Financial Specialists1,33300$85,9511160
46Hornor Townsend & Kent Inc.1,00414520$78,3284989
47Lincoln Financial Network8,5230008050
48PlanMember Securities Corp.47915312014049
49The Legend Group Corp.408
50BCG Securities, Inc.
51World Capital Brokerage, Inc68

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