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Firm Reps ▼$100K-$499K reps$500K+ repsAvg. annual payoutEmployeesCFPs
1Edward Jones14,500
2LPL Financial LLC14,3777,0211,793$182,9273,2880
3Lincoln Financial Network8,8850007360
4Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC7,66800000
5Raymond James Financial Services Inc.5,2171,9581,106$330,3868,3361,115
6Northwestern Mutual 5,037823318$107,08501,009
7Equitable Advisors, LLC4,7651,474154$113,292718427
8Avantax Investment Services, Inc.4,597582104$71,000300600
9MML Investors Services, LLC4,43666587$74,8622020
10Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.3,7381,290279$244,238712763
11Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc.3,30200000
12Royal Alliance Associates Inc.2,782627204$244,5542140
13Cetera Advisor Networks2,69300$183,0532850
14SagePoint Financial Inc.2,323580110$185,3961800
15Securities America Inc.2,209832230$207,177587646
16Signator Investors Inc.2,152733141$111,642160521
17Commonwealth Equity Services, LLC dba-Commonwealth Financial Network2,092949630$461,217803728
18Voya Financial Advisors Inc.1,990778134$156,005303293
19Principal Securities, Inc. 1,95931220$74,0072430
20Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors1,906855217$157,342537271
21Cetera Financial Institutions1,80500$108,6153160
22FSC Securities Corp.1,743407119$226,7931370
23Woodbury Financial Services1,73956586$198,8441620
24Kestra Financial, Inc1,712458217$247,581241283
25Cetera Advisors1,52500$160,4281550
26Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network1,404633481$452,040950
27Ameritas Investment Company/Ameritas Advisory Services1,36323357$96,0471150
28National Planning Corporation (NPC) 1,326518160$245,0001960
29INVEST Financial Corp.1,27845595$193,0001720
30Cetera Financial Specialists1,27800$75,007980
31Securian Financial Services Inc.1,214469163$209,226150219
32Lincoln Investment Planning, LLC1,12629396$225,453310189
33Concourse Financial Group Securities, Inc.1,09919027$96,2121120
34Hornor, Townsend & Kent, LLC1,01412620$75,2145195
35The O.N. Equity Sales Co.8581318$76,8244973
36M Holdings Securities Inc. (M Securities)85616386$259,8794478
37Cadaret, Grant & Co. Inc.83031351$195,969110125
38First Allied Securities, Inc.81400$238,0311580
39American Portfolios Financial Services Inc.81134163$174,8959294
40Triad Advisors, LLC80536775$288,73677207
41Questar Capital Corp.65127333$152,8008336
42SA Stone650
43Sigma Financial Corp.64925317$139,81810594
44The Leaders Group649283$74,0672866
45Centaurus Financial, Inc.635346145$228,62585240
46NEXT Financial Group, Inc.61928129$145,98412364
47Grove Point Financial, LLC59622245$123,7657797
48Independent Financial Group, LLC58821260$200,7006786
49SII Investments Inc.55624483$262,000870
50Investacorp Inc.54615622$199,4807595
51United Planners Financial Services53620441$226,38556102
52Summit Brokerage Services, Inc.52800$198,1301580
53PlanMember Securities Corp.49016635015249
54Equity Services Inc. 480
55J.W. Cole Financial Inc.47527266$227,5465764
56Parkland Securities, LLC47110811$112,46410529
57Securities Service Network LLC43115256$264,00060116
58Kovack Securities, Inc.40520150$176,7086868
59CUNA Brokerage Services Inc.40226878$116,00212248
60KMS Financial Services, Inc.40115437$253,90064100
61Investment Centers of America Inc.40118454$236,0009682
62Crown Capital Securities L.P.35712114$114,9332678
63Calton & Associates Inc.320
64Quest Capital Strategies Inc. 31700000
65LaSalle St. Securities LLC31515525$185,0002830
66Berthel Fisher & Co. Financial Services Inc.307
67Fortune Financial Services, Inc.294322$63,051119
68Geneos Wealth Management Inc.25616069$408,04250105
69The Investment Center Inc.2548911$137,8743851
70Harbour Investments Inc.25111014$190,0002032
71Broker Dealer Financial Services Corp.250
72CFD Investments Inc.2196010$135,4694321
73Securities Management and Research214
74Capital Investment Co.18500000
75The Strategic Financial Alliance Inc.1755221$348,5293159
76Cantella & Co. Inc. 165
77SCF Securities Inc.148435$105,6862617
78Kalos Capital Inc.1408921$279,1363615
79Prospera Financial Services Inc.1357334$381,4325012
80Century Securities Associates Inc.129
81Trustmont Financial Group Inc.111475$125,0001239
82Arete Wealth1063011$126,73374
83Nationwide Planning Associates, Inc.101306$197,417186
84Spire Investment Partners LLC951810$387,9853119
85David A. Noyes & Company86327$126,000347
86Bolton Global Capital75
87Founders Financial75557$321,6631724
88World Capital Brokerage, Inc.71
89St. Bernard Financial Services Inc.6100024
90Wunderlich Securities Inc.50
91Infinity Financial Services 5080$59,03754
92Cutter & Company, Inc.45
94Correll Co. Investment Services Corp.9
95Nations Financial Group
96Protected Investors of America Inc.
97ING Advisor Network Inc.
98WRP Investments Inc.
99GBS Financial Corp.
100Park Avenue Securities LLC
101LifeMark Securities Corp.
102Hilltop Securities Independent Network Inc.
103Synergy Investment Group
104Leonard & Co.
105MetLife Inc.
106New England Securities Inc.
107Tower Square Securities Inc.
108Walnut Street Securities Inc.
109Coordinated Capital Securities Inc.
110Foothill Securities Inc.
111National Securities Corp.
112vFinance Investments Inc.
113Wall Street Access
114TFS Securities Inc.
115Capital Analysts Inc.
116Financial Telesis Inc.
117First Republic Securities Co.
118Financial Services International Corp.
119Quincy Cass Associates Inc.
120Packerland Brokerage Services Inc.
121D.A. Davidson & Co.
122Williams Financial Group
123Finance 500 Inc.
124Foresters Equity Services Inc.
125Ausdal Financial Partners
126Harbor Financial Services LLC
127TriCor Financial LLC
128Bernardi Securities Inc.
129Allstate Financial Services LLC
130Schwab Independent Branch Services (Franchise)
131BCG Securities, Inc.
132Thurston Springer Miller Herd & Titak
133Alden Investment Group
134Arkadios Capital
135Vanderbilt Financial Group
136Advisor Group
137Atria Wealth Solutions

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