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Firm Reps$100K-$499K reps$500K+ repsAvg. annual payoutEmployees ▼CFPs
1LPL Financial LLC16,46400$208,2664,3433,645
2Cambridge Investment Research Inc.4,2141,588436$298,538863799
3Commonwealth Equity Services, LLC dba-Commonwealth Financial Network2,422948905$589,4717771,000
4Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors1,327544252$344,782721278
5Securities America Inc.2,6081,162367$214,638702653
6Equitable Advisors, LLC4,4871,715296$158,351688440
7MML Investors Services, LLC7,2072,215389$113,7125880
8Lincoln Investment Planning, LLC1,075431158$239,687380168
9Avantax Investment Services, Inc.3,984584176$108,207358870
10Principal Securities, Inc. 1,746454920289235
11Kestra Financial, Inc1,741470278$317,775262315
12Voya Financial Advisors Inc.1,707759178$207,843225144
13PlanMember Securities Corp.47319947$153,35717741
14Securian Financial Services Inc.1,090450176$266,972174218
15Sigma Financial Corp.64827647$183,745125105
16Parkland Securities, LLC39513718$162,48012529
17American Portfolios Financial Services Inc.83733877$224,180110109
18Ameritas Investment Company, LLC1,16224482$122,3711000
19ProEquities Inc.1,01719241$134,267900
20Centaurus Financial, Inc.648354156$257,35888200
21Triad Advisors, LLC88040795$151,13688178
22Grove Point Financial, LLC54917553$208,8338378
23Independent Financial Group, LLC61526797$294,1008291
24Thurston Springer Miller Herd & Titak55000825
25KMS Financial Services, Inc.46615669$265,63973100
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