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Firm Reps$100K-$499K reps$500K+ reps ▼Avg. annual payoutEmployeesCFPs
1LPL Financial LLC14,3777,0211,793$182,9273,2880
2Raymond James Financial Services Inc.5,2171,9581,106$330,3868,3361,115
3Commonwealth Equity Services, LLC dba-Commonwealth Financial Network2,092949630$461,217803728
4Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network1,404633481$452,040950
5Northwestern Mutual 5,037823318$107,08501,009
6Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.3,7381,290279$244,238712763
7Securities America Inc.2,209832230$207,177587646
8Kestra Financial, Inc1,712458217$247,581241283
9Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors1,906855217$157,342537271
10Royal Alliance Associates Inc.2,782627204$244,5542140
11Securian Financial Services Inc.1,214469163$209,226150219
12National Planning Corporation (NPC) 1,326518160$245,0001960
13Equitable Advisors, LLC4,7651,474154$113,292718427
14Centaurus Financial, Inc.635346145$228,62585240
15Signator Investors Inc.2,152733141$111,642160521
16Voya Financial Advisors Inc.1,990778134$156,005303293
17FSC Securities Corp.1,743407119$226,7931370
18SagePoint Financial Inc.2,323580110$185,3961800
19Avantax Investment Services, Inc.4,597582104$71,000300600
20Lincoln Investment Planning, LLC1,12629396$225,453310189
21INVEST Financial Corp.1,27845595$193,0001720
22MML Investors Services, LLC4,43666587$74,8622020
23M Holdings Securities Inc. (M Securities)85616386$259,8794478
24Woodbury Financial Services1,73956586$198,8441620
25SII Investments Inc.55624483$262,000870
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