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Firm Reps$100K-$499K reps ▼$500K+ repsAvg. annual payoutEmployeesCFPs
1Advisor Group14,5134,3621,411$253,3821,7430
2MML Investors Services, LLC6,9502,163459$127,320596635
3Equitable Advisors, LLC4,5301,609320$159,558642436
4Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.4,5291,578498$308,639894832
5Northwestern Mutual 8,6391,547619$207,04001,322
6Royal Alliance Associates Inc.4,8151,259436$274,2484070
7Securities America Inc.3,2331,188390$204,949594747
8Commonwealth Equity Services, LLC dba-Commonwealth Financial Network2,476897977$629,0008631,046
9Woodbury Financial Services2,498791238$254,5703360
10Atria Wealth Solutions2,2496081420428312
11SagePoint Financial Inc.1,461591163$243,9621960
12Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors1,333516264$391,739575264
13Kestra Financial, Inc1,736484309$482,535267310
14Securian Financial Services Inc.1,077454174$272,052172228
15Principal Securities, Inc. 1,7474518703290
16Lincoln Investment Planning, LLC1,040427158$251,577384218
17Centaurus Financial, Inc.655362154$222,88588204
18J.W. Cole Financial Inc.550334113$330,5006983
19American Portfolios Financial Services Inc.829328101$248,561112109
20FSC Securities Corp.799282115$309,1451090
21Kovack Securities, Inc.40027245$213,9437086
22Sigma Financial Corp.61826860$199,097126107
23Independent Financial Group, LLC61525998$334,0008088
24Triad Advisors, LLC86225168$160,4580215
25United Planners Financial Services53822877$305,64867119
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