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Firm Reps ▼$100K-$499K reps$500K+ repsAvg. annual payoutEmployeesCFPs
1LPL Financial LLC16,46400$208,2664,3433,645
2Lincoln Financial Network9,04600000
3Northwestern Mutual Investment Services7,7941,504535$188,38001,279
4Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC7,74000000
5MML Investors Services, LLC7,2072,215389$113,7125880
6Raymond James Financial Services Inc.6,62200$416,83901,279
7Royal Alliance Associates Inc.5,3331,332408$284,86900
8Equitable Advisors, LLC4,4871,715296$158,351688440
9Cambridge Investment Research Inc.4,2141,588436$298,538863799
10Avantax Investment Services, Inc.3,984584176$108,207358870
11Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc.3,2001625$29,425650
12Woodbury Financial Services2,667804202$247,33400
13Securities America Inc.2,6081,162367$214,638702653
14Commonwealth Equity Services, LLC dba-Commonwealth Financial Network2,422948905$589,4717771,000
15SagePoint Financial Inc.2,243634160$216,71000
16Park Avenue Securities LLC1,93500000
17Principal Securities, Inc. 1,746454920289235
18Kestra Financial, Inc1,741470278$317,775262315
19Voya Financial Advisors Inc.1,707759178$207,843225144
20Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors1,327544252$344,782721278
21FSC Securities Corp.1,308292119$277,97500
22Ameritas Investment Company, LLC1,16224482$122,3711000
23Securian Financial Services Inc.1,090450176$266,972174218
24Lincoln Investment Planning, LLC1,075431158$239,687380168
25ProEquities Inc.1,01719241$134,267900
26Hornor, Townsend & Kent, LLC954226610510
27The Leaders Group8934813$149,4803487
28Triad Advisors, LLC88040795$151,13688178
29American Portfolios Financial Services Inc.83733877$224,180110109
30Cadaret, Grant & Co. Inc.774
31M Holdings Securities Inc. (M Securities)76912097$292,7436769
32The O.N. Equity Sales Co.75417414$105,0055168
33National Securities Corp.717
34Centaurus Financial, Inc.648354156$257,35888200
35Sigma Financial Corp.64827647$183,745125105
36Independent Financial Group, LLC61526797$294,1008291
37Grove Point Financial, LLC54917553$208,8338378
38United Planners Financial Services51419766$311,36067109
39J.W. Cole Financial Inc.51231195$302,2976775
40Equity Services Inc. 512161130500
41PlanMember Securities Corp.47319947$153,35717741
42KMS Financial Services, Inc.46615669$265,63973100
43Investacorp Inc.452
44NEXT Financial Group, Inc.445
45Parkland Securities, LLC39513718$162,48012529
46Kovack Securities, Inc.39526153$205,3277078
47Securities Service Network LLC39015556$235,00065101
48Fortune Financial Services, Inc.355496$84,5361223
49LaSalle St. Securities LLC30019035$200,0003040
50The Investment Center Inc.29111520$214,0394054
51Harbour Investments Inc.27513529$274,5002440
52Geneos Wealth Management Inc.26313778$421,67257112
53Berthel Fisher & Co. Financial Services Inc.240
54Packerland Brokerage Services Inc.239674$93,0002319
55Cantella & Co. Inc. 225
56CFD Investments Inc.1625915$177,257540
57Securities Management and Research152
58Arete Wealth1473216$233,1171218
59Nationwide Planning Associates, Inc.137518$265,153219
60Prospera Financial Services Inc.1297340$476,0746113
61Kalos Capital Inc.125
62Century Securities Associates Inc.125
63St. Bernard Financial Services Inc.10600044
64Spire Investment Partners LLC1054023$525,0834826
65Trustmont Financial Group Inc.91365$132,0001036
66Founders Financial794817$373,3172524
67Arkadios Capital67945$454,000170
68Infinity Financial Services 62
69Thurston Springer Miller Herd & Titak55000825
70Alden Investment Group53395034
71World Capital Brokerage, Inc.53
72Veritas Independent Partners2840$90,76733
73Correll Co. Investment Services Corp.8
74The Strategic Financial Alliance Inc.000000
75New England Securities Inc.
76Tower Square Securities Inc.
77Walnut Street Securities Inc.
78GBS Financial Corp.
79First Allied Securities, Inc.
80Foothill Securities Inc.
81Cutter & Company, Inc.
82Quest Capital Strategies Inc.
83Crown Capital Securities L.P.
84Bolton Global Capital
85Capital Investment Co.
86vFinance Investments Inc.
87Wall Street Access
88LifeMark Securities Corp.
89TFS Securities Inc.
90Coordinated Capital Securities Inc.
91Cetera Financial Institutions
92Cetera Advisors
93Capital Analysts Inc.
94Broker Dealer Financial Services Corp.
95SA Stone
96Financial Telesis Inc.
97First Republic Securities Co.
98Financial Services International Corp.
99Quincy Cass Associates Inc.
100INVEST Financial Corp.
101Investment Centers of America Inc.
102National Planning Corporation (NPC)
103D.A. Davidson & Co.
104Williams Financial Group
105Finance 500 Inc.
106Foresters Equity Services Inc.
107CUNA Brokerage Services Inc.
108Ausdal Financial Partners
109Wunderlich Securities Inc.
110SCF Securities Inc.
111Harbor Financial Services LLC
112TriCor Financial LLC
113WRP Investments Inc.
114SII Investments Inc.
115Calton & Associates Inc.
116Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network
117Bernardi Securities Inc.
118Allstate Financial Services LLC
119Questar Capital Corp.
120Protected Investors of America Inc.
121Schwab Independent Branch Services (Franchise)
122Edward Jones
123Cetera Financial Specialists
124David A. Noyes & Company
125BCG Securities, Inc.
126Summit Brokerage Services, Inc.
127Signator Investors Inc.
128ING Advisor Network Inc.
129Cetera Advisor Networks
130Synergy Investment Group
131Hilltop Securities Independent Network Inc.
132Leonard & Co.
133MetLife Inc.

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