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Firm Reps ▲$100K-$499K reps$500K+ repsAvg. annual payoutEmployeesCFPs
136Quincy Cass Associates Inc.5
134Cutter & Company, Inc.484170135
133Coordinated Capital Securities Inc.60
132Alden Investment Group65457085
131Thurston Springer Miller Herd & Titak68000915
130Founders Financial805014$397,6232923
129Trustmont Financial Group Inc.88345$144,0001035
128Arkadios Capital901065$382,727230
127St. Bernard Financial Services Inc.11300034
126Nationwide Planning Associates, Inc.123488$287,489219
125Prospera Financial Services Inc.1296647$545,8526122
124Arete Wealth1323115$270,0741316
123The Strategic Financial Alliance Inc.1344929$351,0004150
122Securities Management and Research146
121CFD Investments Inc.1504915$194,582520
120Vanderbilt Financial Group181000270
119Cantella & Co. Inc. 221
118Berthel Fisher & Co. Financial Services Inc.223
117Geneos Wealth Management Inc.24312471$425,9105486
116Packerland Brokerage Services Inc.257844$95,8902419
115Harbour Investments Inc.27212637$300,9002442
114The Investment Center Inc.29112126$227,8564153
113LaSalle St. Securities LLC31020040$210,0003241
112Parkland Securities, LLC33513021$163,99212730
111Crown Capital Securities L.P.341
110Fortune Financial Services, Inc.375525$81,1831333
109Kovack Securities, Inc.40027245$213,9437086
108Calton & Associates Inc.418
107Grove Point Financial, LLC42215353$277,5097568
106PlanMember Securities Corp.47918745$157,78718142
105Equity Services Inc. 506150200500
104United Planners Financial Services53822877$305,64867119
103J.W. Cole Financial Inc.550334113$330,5006983
102Independent Financial Group, LLC61525998$334,0008088
101Sigma Financial Corp.61826860$199,097126107
100Centaurus Financial, Inc.655362154$222,88588204
99The O.N. Equity Sales Co.73515721$112,3684665
98M Holdings Securities Inc. (M Securities)74712581$285,8955064
97FSC Securities Corp.799282115$309,1451090
96American Portfolios Financial Services Inc.829328101$248,561112109
95Hornor, Townsend & Kent, LLC83320554$70,900460
94Triad Advisors, LLC86225168$160,4580215
93Concourse Financial Group Securities, Inc.86518440$150,323850
92Lincoln Investment Planning, LLC1,040427158$251,577384218
91Ameritas Investment Company/Ameritas Advisory Services1,05518969$136,6101040
90The Leaders Group1,076479$122,3203387
89Securian Financial Services Inc.1,077454174$272,052172228
88Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors1,333516264$391,739575264
87SagePoint Financial Inc.1,461591163$243,9621960
86Kestra Financial, Inc1,736484309$482,535267310
85Principal Securities, Inc. 1,7474518703290
84Park Avenue Securities LLC1,92200000
83Atria Wealth Solutions2,2496081420428312
82Commonwealth Equity Services, LLC dba-Commonwealth Financial Network2,476897977$629,0008631,046
81Woodbury Financial Services2,498791238$254,5703360
80Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc.3,10819480670
79Securities America Inc.3,2331,188390$204,949594747
78Avantax Investment Services, Inc.3,825
77Cambridge Investment Research Inc.4,5291,578498$308,639894832
76Equitable Advisors, LLC4,5301,609320$159,558642436
75Royal Alliance Associates Inc.4,8151,259436$274,2484070
74Raymond James Financial Services Inc.6,64000$436,36801,300
73MML Investors Services, LLC6,9502,163459$127,320596635
72Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC7,80500000
71Northwestern Mutual Investment Services8,6391,547619$207,04001,322
70Lincoln Financial Network10,620
69Advisor Group14,5134,3621,411$253,3821,7430
68LPL Financial LLC17,28700$217,5764,7563,833
67New England Securities Inc.
66Tower Square Securities Inc.
65Walnut Street Securities Inc.
64Protected Investors of America Inc.
63Foothill Securities Inc.
62NEXT Financial Group, Inc.
61Quest Capital Strategies Inc.
60SII Investments Inc.
59Spire Investment Partners LLC
58Capital Investment Co.
57National Securities Corp.
56vFinance Investments Inc.
55Wall Street Access
54National Planning Corporation (NPC)
53TFS Securities Inc.
52KMS Financial Services, Inc.
51Cetera Financial Institutions
50Investment Centers of America Inc.
49INVEST Financial Corp.
48SA Stone
47Financial Telesis Inc.
46First Republic Securities Co.
45Financial Services International Corp.
44Investacorp Inc.
43Cetera Advisors
42Voya Financial Advisors Inc.
41D.A. Davidson & Co.
40Williams Financial Group
39Finance 500 Inc.
38Foresters Equity Services Inc.
37CUNA Brokerage Services Inc.
36Ausdal Financial Partners
35SCF Securities Inc.
34Harbor Financial Services LLC
33TriCor Financial LLC
32Kalos Capital Inc.
31Cetera Advisor Networks
30ING Advisor Network Inc.
29Bernardi Securities Inc.
28Allstate Financial Services LLC
27GBS Financial Corp.
26First Allied Securities, Inc.
25World Capital Brokerage, Inc.
24Correll Co. Investment Services Corp.
23Infinity Financial Services
22Schwab Independent Branch Services (Franchise)
21Century Securities Associates Inc.
20David A. Noyes & Company
19Capital Analysts Inc.
18Cadaret, Grant & Co. Inc.
17Broker Dealer Financial Services Corp.
16BCG Securities, Inc.
15Edward Jones
14WRP Investments Inc.
13Wunderlich Securities Inc.
12Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network
11Questar Capital Corp.
10LifeMark Securities Corp.
9Bolton Global Capital
8Hilltop Securities Independent Network Inc.
7Cetera Financial Specialists
6Summit Brokerage Services, Inc.
5Signator Investors Inc.
4Securities Service Network LLC
3Synergy Investment Group
2Leonard & Co.
1MetLife Inc.

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