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All 2011-2016 recruitment and staffing data is as of Dec. 31 in the calendar year displayed. Prior year recruitment and staffing data is as of Sept. 30. All financial figures are for firms' year end, unless noted.

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Firm Reps ▼$100K-$499K reps$500K+ repsAvg. annual payoutEmployeesCFPs
1Edward Jones17,500
2LPL Financial LLC16,10900$198,2344,2290
3Lincoln Financial Network8,64100000
4Northwestern Mutual Investment Services7,8921,425476$171,64801,190
5Ameriprise Financial Services Inc.7,75500000
6MML Investors Services, LLC7,3162,242359$109,5297310
7Raymond James Financial Services Inc.6,4331,8901,502$401,03101,068
8Royal Alliance Associates Inc.5,799684258$238,3452250
9AXA Advisors LLC4,7571,638265$141,559795422
10Cambridge Investment Research Inc.4,1551,462389$280,224823806
11HD Vest Investment Services3,700821123$100,320350561
12Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc.3,45000$32,216570
13Cetera Advisor Networks2,86600$184,9553650
14Securities America Inc.2,6001,155352$250,296764701
15SagePoint Financial Inc.2,365635172$229,1563520
16Commonwealth Equity Services, LLC dba-Commonwealth Financial Network2,258914850$556,973913961
17Woodbury Financial Services2,054639148$256,5821340
18Park Avenue Securities LLC2,01600000
19Kestra Financial, Inc1,943493283$312,543243308
20Cetera Financial Institutions1,90500$133,3393430
21Principal Securities, Inc. 1,7820003260
22Voya Financial Advisors Inc.1,717672147$208,200201149
23FSC Securities Corp.1,579382141$287,5392240
24Lincoln Investment Planning, LLC1,440445153$230,372416203
25Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors1,403623234$265,050702257
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