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Firm Reps ▲$100K-$499K reps$500K+ repsAvg. annual payoutEmployeesCFPs
138Quincy Cass Associates Inc.5
136Cutter & Company, Inc.484170135
135Coordinated Capital Securities Inc.60
134Alden Investment Group65457085
133Thurston Springer Miller Herd & Titak68000915
132Founders Financial805014$397,6232923
131Trustmont Financial Group Inc.88345$144,0001035
130Arkadios Capital901065$382,727230
129St. Bernard Financial Services Inc.11300034
128Nationwide Planning Associates, Inc.123488$287,489219
127Prospera Financial Services Inc.1296647$545,8526122
126Arete Wealth1323115$270,0741316
125The Strategic Financial Alliance Inc.1344929$351,0004150
124Securities Management and Research146
123CFD Investments Inc.1504915$194,582520
122Vanderbilt Financial Group181000270
121Cantella & Co. Inc. 221
120Berthel Fisher & Co. Financial Services Inc.223
119Geneos Wealth Management Inc.24312471$425,9105486
118Packerland Brokerage Services Inc.257844$95,8902419
117Harbour Investments Inc.27212637$300,9002442
116The Investment Center Inc.29112126$227,8564153
115LaSalle St. Securities LLC31020040$210,0003241
114Parkland Securities, LLC33513021$163,99212730
113Crown Capital Securities L.P.341
112Fortune Financial Services, Inc.375525$81,1831333
111Kovack Securities, Inc.40027245$213,9437086
110Calton & Associates Inc.418
109Grove Point Financial, LLC42215353$277,5097568
108PlanMember Securities Corp.47918745$157,78718142
107Equity Services Inc. 506150200500
106United Planners Financial Services53822877$305,64867119
105J.W. Cole Financial Inc.550334113$330,5006983
104Independent Financial Group, LLC61525998$334,0008088
103Sigma Financial Corp.61826860$199,097126107
102Centaurus Financial, Inc.655362154$222,88588204
101The O.N. Equity Sales Co.73515721$112,3684665
100M Holdings Securities Inc. (M Securities)74712581$285,8955064
99FSC Securities Corp.799282115$309,1451090
98American Portfolios Financial Services Inc.829328101$248,561112109
97Hornor, Townsend & Kent, LLC83320554$70,900460
96Triad Advisors, LLC86225168$160,4580215
95Concourse Financial Group Securities, Inc.86518440$150,323850
94Lincoln Investment Planning, LLC1,040427158$251,577384218
93Ameritas Investment Company/Ameritas Advisory Services1,05518969$136,6101040
92The Leaders Group1,076479$122,3203387
91Securian Financial Services Inc.1,077454174$272,052172228
90Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors1,333516264$391,739575264
89SagePoint Financial Inc.1,461591163$243,9621960
88Kestra Financial, Inc1,736484309$482,535267310
87Principal Securities, Inc. 1,7474518703290
86Park Avenue Securities LLC1,92200000
85Atria Wealth Solutions2,2496081420428312
84Commonwealth Equity Services, LLC dba-Commonwealth Financial Network2,476897977$629,0008631,046
83Woodbury Financial Services2,498791238$254,5703360
82Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc.3,10819480670
81Securities America Inc.3,2331,188390$204,949594747
80Avantax Investment Services, Inc.3,825
79Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.4,5291,578498$308,639894832
78Equitable Advisors, LLC4,5301,609320$159,558642436
77Royal Alliance Associates Inc.4,8151,259436$274,2484070
76Raymond James Financial Services Inc.6,64000$436,36801,300
75MML Investors Services, LLC6,9502,163459$127,320596635
74Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC7,80500000
73Northwestern Mutual 8,6391,547619$207,04001,322
72Lincoln Financial Network10,620
71Advisor Group14,5134,3621,411$253,3821,7430
70LPL Financial LLC17,28700$217,5764,7563,833
69Nations Financial Group
68BCG Securities, Inc.
67Broker Dealer Financial Services Corp.
66Cadaret, Grant & Co. Inc.
65Capital Analysts Inc.
64Century Securities Associates Inc.
63Correll Co. Investment Services Corp.
62First Allied Securities, Inc.
61GBS Financial Corp.
60ING Advisor Network Inc.
59Cetera Advisor Networks
58Voya Financial Advisors Inc.
57Cetera Advisors
56Investacorp Inc.
55INVEST Financial Corp.
54Investment Centers of America Inc.
53National Planning Corporation (NPC)
52SII Investments Inc.
51NEXT Financial Group, Inc.
50Protected Investors of America Inc.
49Securities Service Network LLC
48Signator Investors Inc.
47Cetera Financial Specialists
46Questar Capital Corp.
45Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network
44WRP Investments Inc.
43Wunderlich Securities Inc.
42LifeMark Securities Corp.
41Bolton Global Capital
40Hilltop Securities Independent Network Inc.
39Summit Brokerage Services, Inc.
38Synergy Investment Group
37Leonard & Co.
36MetLife Inc.
35New England Securities Inc.
34Tower Square Securities Inc.
33Walnut Street Securities Inc.
32Foothill Securities Inc.
31Quest Capital Strategies Inc.
30Spire Investment Partners LLC
29Capital Investment Co.
28National Securities Corp.
27vFinance Investments Inc.
26Wall Street Access
25TFS Securities Inc.
24KMS Financial Services, Inc.
23Cetera Financial Institutions
22SA Stone
21Financial Telesis Inc.
20First Republic Securities Co.
19Financial Services International Corp.
18D.A. Davidson & Co.
17Williams Financial Group
16Finance 500 Inc.
15Foresters Equity Services Inc.
14CUNA Brokerage Services Inc.
13Ausdal Financial Partners
12SCF Securities Inc.
11Harbor Financial Services LLC
10TriCor Financial LLC
9Kalos Capital Inc.
8Bernardi Securities Inc.
7Allstate Financial Services LLC
6World Capital Brokerage, Inc.
5Infinity Financial Services
4Schwab Independent Branch Services (Franchise)
3Edward Jones
2David A. Noyes & Company

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