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Firm Reps$100K-$499K reps ▼$500K+ repsAvg. annual payoutEmployeesCFPs
1MML Investors Services, LLC7,2072,215389$113,7125880
2Equitable Advisors, LLC4,4871,715296$158,351688440
3Cambridge Investment Research Inc.4,2141,588436$298,538863799
4Northwestern Mutual Investment Services7,7941,504535$188,38001,279
5Royal Alliance Associates Inc.5,3331,332408$284,86900
6Securities America Inc.2,6081,162367$214,638702653
7Commonwealth Equity Services, LLC dba-Commonwealth Financial Network2,422948905$589,4717771,000
8Woodbury Financial Services2,667804202$247,33400
9Voya Financial Advisors Inc.1,707759178$207,843225144
10SagePoint Financial Inc.2,243634160$216,71000
11Avantax Investment Services, Inc.3,984584176$108,207358870
12Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors1,327544252$344,782721278
13Kestra Financial, Inc1,741470278$317,775262315
14Principal Securities, Inc. 1,746454920289235
15Securian Financial Services Inc.1,090450176$266,972174218
16Lincoln Investment Planning, LLC1,075431158$239,687380168
17Triad Advisors, LLC88040795$151,13688178
18Centaurus Financial, Inc.648354156$257,35888200
19American Portfolios Financial Services Inc.83733877$224,180110109
20J.W. Cole Financial Inc.51231195$302,2976775
21FSC Securities Corp.1,308292119$277,97500
22Sigma Financial Corp.64827647$183,745125105
23Independent Financial Group, LLC61526797$294,1008291
24Kovack Securities, Inc.39526153$205,3277078
25Ameritas Investment Company, LLC1,16224482$122,3711000
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