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Firm Reps ▼$100K-$499K reps$500K+ repsAvg. annual payoutEmployeesCFPs
1LPL Financial LLC17,28700$217,5764,7563,833
2Advisor Group14,5134,3621,411$253,3821,7430
3Lincoln Financial Network10,620
4Northwestern Mutual Investment Services8,6391,547619$207,04001,322
5Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC7,80500000
6MML Investors Services, LLC6,9502,163459$127,320596635
7Raymond James Financial Services Inc.6,64000$436,36801,300
8Royal Alliance Associates Inc.4,8151,259436$274,2484070
9Equitable Advisors, LLC4,5301,609320$159,558642436
10Cambridge Investment Research Inc.4,5291,578498$308,639894832
11Avantax Investment Services, Inc.3,825
12Securities America Inc.3,2331,188390$204,949594747
13Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc.3,10819480670
14Woodbury Financial Services2,498791238$254,5703360
15Commonwealth Equity Services, LLC dba-Commonwealth Financial Network2,476897977$629,0008631,046
16Atria Wealth Solutions2,2496081420428312
17Park Avenue Securities LLC1,92200000
18Principal Securities, Inc. 1,7474518703290
19Kestra Financial, Inc1,736484309$482,535267310
20SagePoint Financial Inc.1,461591163$243,9621960
21Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors1,333516264$391,739575264
22Securian Financial Services Inc.1,077454174$272,052172228
23The Leaders Group1,076479$122,3203387
24Ameritas Investment Company/Ameritas Advisory Services1,05518969$136,6101040
25Lincoln Investment Planning, LLC1,040427158$251,577384218
26Concourse Financial Group Securities, Inc.86518440$150,323850
27Triad Advisors, LLC86225168$160,4580215
28Hornor, Townsend & Kent, LLC83320554$70,900460
29American Portfolios Financial Services Inc.829328101$248,561112109
30FSC Securities Corp.799282115$309,1451090
31M Holdings Securities Inc. (M Securities)74712581$285,8955064
32The O.N. Equity Sales Co.73515721$112,3684665
33Centaurus Financial, Inc.655362154$222,88588204
34Sigma Financial Corp.61826860$199,097126107
35Independent Financial Group, LLC61525998$334,0008088
36J.W. Cole Financial Inc.550334113$330,5006983
37United Planners Financial Services53822877$305,64867119
38Equity Services Inc. 506150200500
39PlanMember Securities Corp.47918745$157,78718142
40Grove Point Financial, LLC42215353$277,5097568
41Calton & Associates Inc.418
42Kovack Securities, Inc.40027245$213,9437086
43Fortune Financial Services, Inc.375525$81,1831333
44Crown Capital Securities L.P.341
45Parkland Securities, LLC33513021$163,99212730
46LaSalle St. Securities LLC31020040$210,0003241
47The Investment Center Inc.29112126$227,8564153
48Harbour Investments Inc.27212637$300,9002442
49Packerland Brokerage Services Inc.257844$95,8902419
50Geneos Wealth Management Inc.24312471$425,9105486
51Berthel Fisher & Co. Financial Services Inc.223
52Cantella & Co. Inc. 221
53Vanderbilt Financial Group181000270
54CFD Investments Inc.1504915$194,582520
55Securities Management and Research146
56The Strategic Financial Alliance Inc.1344929$351,0004150
57Arete Wealth1323115$270,0741316
58Prospera Financial Services Inc.1296647$545,8526122
59Nationwide Planning Associates, Inc.123488$287,489219
60St. Bernard Financial Services Inc.11300034
61Arkadios Capital901065$382,727230
62Trustmont Financial Group Inc.88345$144,0001035
63Founders Financial805014$397,6232923
64Thurston Springer Miller Herd & Titak68000915
65Alden Investment Group65457085
66Coordinated Capital Securities Inc.60
67Cutter & Company, Inc.484170135
69Quincy Cass Associates Inc.5
70Questar Capital Corp.
71Synergy Investment Group
72Cetera Financial Specialists
73Leonard & Co.
74MetLife Inc.
75New England Securities Inc.
76Tower Square Securities Inc.
77Walnut Street Securities Inc.
78Signator Investors Inc.
79Securities Service Network LLC
80Foothill Securities Inc.
81Protected Investors of America Inc.
82Quest Capital Strategies Inc.
83NEXT Financial Group, Inc.
84Spire Investment Partners LLC
85Capital Investment Co.
86National Securities Corp.
87vFinance Investments Inc.
88Wall Street Access
89SII Investments Inc.
90TFS Securities Inc.
91KMS Financial Services, Inc.
92Cetera Financial Institutions
93National Planning Corporation (NPC)
94Investment Centers of America Inc.
95INVEST Financial Corp.
96SA Stone
97Financial Telesis Inc.
98First Republic Securities Co.
99Financial Services International Corp.
100Investacorp Inc.
101Cetera Advisors
102D.A. Davidson & Co.
103Williams Financial Group
104Finance 500 Inc.
105Foresters Equity Services Inc.
106CUNA Brokerage Services Inc.
107Ausdal Financial Partners
108Voya Financial Advisors Inc.
109SCF Securities Inc.
110Harbor Financial Services LLC
111TriCor Financial LLC
112Kalos Capital Inc.
113Cetera Advisor Networks
114ING Advisor Network Inc.
115GBS Financial Corp.
116Bernardi Securities Inc.
117Allstate Financial Services LLC
118First Allied Securities, Inc.
119World Capital Brokerage, Inc.
120Correll Co. Investment Services Corp.
121Infinity Financial Services
122Schwab Independent Branch Services (Franchise)
123Edward Jones
124David A. Noyes & Company
125Century Securities Associates Inc.
126Capital Analysts Inc.
127Cadaret, Grant & Co. Inc.
128Broker Dealer Financial Services Corp.
129LifeMark Securities Corp.
130BCG Securities, Inc.
131Bolton Global Capital
132Hilltop Securities Independent Network Inc.
133Wunderlich Securities Inc.
134WRP Investments Inc.
135Summit Brokerage Services, Inc.
136Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network

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