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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
26Hornor, Townsend & Kent, LLC954226610510
27PlanMember Securities Corp.47319947$153,35717741
28United Planners Financial Services51419766$311,36067109
29ProEquities Inc.1,01719241$134,267900
30LaSalle St. Securities LLC30019035$200,0003040
31Grove Point Financial, LLC54917553$208,8338378
32The O.N. Equity Sales Co.75417414$105,0055168
33Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc.3,2001625$29,425650
34Equity Services Inc. 512161130500
35KMS Financial Services, Inc.46615669$265,63973100
36Securities Service Network LLC39015556$235,00065101
37Parkland Securities, LLC39513718$162,48012529
38Geneos Wealth Management Inc.26313778$421,67257112
39Harbour Investments Inc.27513529$274,5002440
40M Holdings Securities Inc. (M Securities)76912097$292,7436769
41The Investment Center Inc.29111520$214,0394054
42Prospera Financial Services Inc.1297340$476,0746113
43Packerland Brokerage Services Inc.239674$93,0002319
44CFD Investments Inc.1625915$177,257540
45Nationwide Planning Associates, Inc.137518$265,153219
46Fortune Financial Services, Inc.355496$84,5361223
47The Leaders Group8934813$149,4803487
48Founders Financial794817$373,3172524
49Spire Investment Partners LLC1054023$525,0834826
50Alden Investment Group53395034
51Trustmont Financial Group Inc.91365$132,0001036
52Arete Wealth1473216$233,1171218
53Arkadios Capital67945$454,000170
54Veritas Independent Partners2840$90,76733
55The Strategic Financial Alliance Inc.000000
56St. Bernard Financial Services Inc.10600044
57Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC7,74000000
58LPL Financial LLC16,46400$208,2664,3433,645
59Thurston Springer Miller Herd & Titak55000825
60Park Avenue Securities LLC1,93500000
61Lincoln Financial Network9,04600000
62Raymond James Financial Services Inc.6,62200$416,83901,279
63Synergy Investment Group
64Correll Co. Investment Services Corp.8
65Leonard & Co.
66MetLife Inc.
67New England Securities Inc.
68Tower Square Securities Inc.
69Walnut Street Securities Inc.
70Coordinated Capital Securities Inc.
71Foothill Securities Inc.
72Century Securities Associates Inc.125
73Quest Capital Strategies Inc.
74Capital Analysts Inc.
75Capital Investment Co.
76National Securities Corp.717
77vFinance Investments Inc.
78Wall Street Access
79Cantella & Co. Inc. 225
80TFS Securities Inc.
81Cadaret, Grant & Co. Inc.774
82Cetera Financial Institutions
83Broker Dealer Financial Services Corp.
84Berthel Fisher & Co. Financial Services Inc.240
85BCG Securities, Inc.
86SA Stone
87Financial Telesis Inc.
88First Republic Securities Co.
89Financial Services International Corp.
90Quincy Cass Associates Inc.
91D.A. Davidson & Co.
92Williams Financial Group
93Finance 500 Inc.
94Foresters Equity Services Inc.
95CUNA Brokerage Services Inc.
96Ausdal Financial Partners
97SCF Securities Inc.
98Harbor Financial Services LLC
99TriCor Financial LLC
100Kalos Capital Inc.125
101Calton & Associates Inc.
102Bernardi Securities Inc.
103Allstate Financial Services LLC
104Securities Management and Research152
105NEXT Financial Group, Inc.445
106Infinity Financial Services 62
107Schwab Independent Branch Services (Franchise)
108Edward Jones
109David A. Noyes & Company
110World Capital Brokerage, Inc.53
111SII Investments Inc.
112National Planning Corporation (NPC)
113Investment Centers of America Inc.
114Protected Investors of America Inc.
115INVEST Financial Corp.
116Investacorp Inc.452
117Signator Investors Inc.
118Cetera Financial Specialists
119Cetera Advisors
120Cetera Advisor Networks
121Questar Capital Corp.
122Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network
123ING Advisor Network Inc.
124WRP Investments Inc.
125Wunderlich Securities Inc.
126GBS Financial Corp.
127LifeMark Securities Corp.
128Bolton Global Capital
129Hilltop Securities Independent Network Inc.
130First Allied Securities, Inc.
131Summit Brokerage Services, Inc.
132Cutter & Company, Inc.
133Crown Capital Securities L.P.

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