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Firm Reps$100K-$499K reps$500K+ repsAvg. annual payoutEmployeesCFPs ▼
1LPL Financial LLC17,28700$217,5764,7563,833
2Northwestern Mutual 8,6391,547619$207,04001,322
3Raymond James Financial Services Inc.6,64000$436,36801,300
4Commonwealth Equity Services, LLC dba-Commonwealth Financial Network2,476897977$629,0008631,046
5Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.4,5291,578498$308,639894832
6Securities America Inc.3,2331,188390$204,949594747
7MML Investors Services, LLC6,9502,163459$127,320596635
8Equitable Advisors, LLC4,5301,609320$159,558642436
9Atria Wealth Solutions2,2496081420428312
10Kestra Financial, Inc1,736484309$482,535267310
11Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors1,333516264$391,739575264
12Securian Financial Services Inc.1,077454174$272,052172228
13Lincoln Investment Planning, LLC1,040427158$251,577384218
14Triad Advisors, LLC86225168$160,4580215
15Centaurus Financial, Inc.655362154$222,88588204
16United Planners Financial Services53822877$305,64867119
17American Portfolios Financial Services Inc.829328101$248,561112109
18Sigma Financial Corp.61826860$199,097126107
19Independent Financial Group, LLC61525998$334,0008088
20The Leaders Group1,076479$122,3203387
21Geneos Wealth Management Inc.24312471$425,9105486
22Kovack Securities, Inc.40027245$213,9437086
23J.W. Cole Financial Inc.550334113$330,5006983
24Grove Point Financial, LLC42215353$277,5097568
25The O.N. Equity Sales Co.73515721$112,3684665
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