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Firm Reps$100K-$499K reps$500K+ reps ▼Avg. annual payoutEmployeesCFPs
1Commonwealth Equity Services, LLC dba-Commonwealth Financial Network2,422948905$589,4717771,000
2Northwestern Mutual Investment Services7,7941,504535$188,38001,279
3Cambridge Investment Research Inc.4,2141,588436$298,538863799
4Royal Alliance Associates Inc.5,3331,332408$284,86900
5MML Investors Services, LLC7,2072,215389$113,7125880
6Securities America Inc.2,6081,162367$214,638702653
7Equitable Advisors, LLC4,4871,715296$158,351688440
8Kestra Financial, Inc1,741470278$317,775262315
9Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors1,327544252$344,782721278
10Woodbury Financial Services2,667804202$247,33400
11Voya Financial Advisors Inc.1,707759178$207,843225144
12Avantax Investment Services, Inc.3,984584176$108,207358870
13Securian Financial Services Inc.1,090450176$266,972174218
14SagePoint Financial Inc.2,243634160$216,71000
15Lincoln Investment Planning, LLC1,075431158$239,687380168
16Centaurus Financial, Inc.648354156$257,35888200
17FSC Securities Corp.1,308292119$277,97500
18M Holdings Securities Inc. (M Securities)76912097$292,7436769
19Independent Financial Group, LLC61526797$294,1008291
20Triad Advisors, LLC88040795$151,13688178
21J.W. Cole Financial Inc.51231195$302,2976775
22Principal Securities, Inc. 1,746454920289235
23Ameritas Investment Company, LLC1,16224482$122,3711000
24Geneos Wealth Management Inc.26313778$421,67257112
25American Portfolios Financial Services Inc.83733877$224,180110109
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