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Firm Reps$100K-$499K reps$500K+ repsAvg. annual payoutEmployeesCFPs ▼
1LPL Financial LLC16,46400$208,2664,3433,645
2Northwestern Mutual Investment Services7,7941,504535$188,38001,279
3Raymond James Financial Services Inc.6,62200$416,83901,279
4Commonwealth Equity Services, LLC dba-Commonwealth Financial Network2,422948905$589,4717771,000
5Avantax Investment Services, Inc.3,984584176$108,207358870
6Cambridge Investment Research Inc.4,2141,588436$298,538863799
7Securities America Inc.2,6081,162367$214,638702653
8Equitable Advisors, LLC4,4871,715296$158,351688440
9Kestra Financial, Inc1,741470278$317,775262315
10Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors1,327544252$344,782721278
11Principal Securities, Inc. 1,746454920289235
12Securian Financial Services Inc.1,090450176$266,972174218
13Centaurus Financial, Inc.648354156$257,35888200
14Triad Advisors, LLC88040795$151,13688178
15Lincoln Investment Planning, LLC1,075431158$239,687380168
16Voya Financial Advisors Inc.1,707759178$207,843225144
17Geneos Wealth Management Inc.26313778$421,67257112
18American Portfolios Financial Services Inc.83733877$224,180110109
19United Planners Financial Services51419766$311,36067109
20Sigma Financial Corp.64827647$183,745125105
21Securities Service Network LLC39015556$235,00065101
22KMS Financial Services, Inc.46615669$265,63973100
23Independent Financial Group, LLC61526797$294,1008291
24The Leaders Group8934813$149,4803487
25Grove Point Financial, LLC54917553$208,8338378
26Kovack Securities, Inc.39526153$205,3277078
27J.W. Cole Financial Inc.51231195$302,2976775
28M Holdings Securities Inc. (M Securities)76912097$292,7436769
29The O.N. Equity Sales Co.75417414$105,0055168
30The Investment Center Inc.29111520$214,0394054
31PlanMember Securities Corp.47319947$153,35717741
32Harbour Investments Inc.27513529$274,5002440
33LaSalle St. Securities LLC30019035$200,0003040
34Trustmont Financial Group Inc.91365$132,0001036
35Parkland Securities, LLC39513718$162,48012529
36Spire Investment Partners LLC1054023$525,0834826
37Founders Financial794817$373,3172524
38Fortune Financial Services, Inc.355496$84,5361223
39Packerland Brokerage Services Inc.239674$93,0002319
40Arete Wealth1473216$233,1171218
41Prospera Financial Services Inc.1297340$476,0746113
42Nationwide Planning Associates, Inc.137518$265,153219
43Thurston Springer Miller Herd & Titak55000825
44St. Bernard Financial Services Inc.10600044
45Alden Investment Group53395034
46Veritas Independent Partners2840$90,76733
47FSC Securities Corp.1,308292119$277,97500
48Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc.3,2001625$29,425650
49The Strategic Financial Alliance Inc.000000
50Woodbury Financial Services2,667804202$247,33400
51Lincoln Financial Network9,04600000
52Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC7,74000000
53Park Avenue Securities LLC1,93500000
54Hornor, Townsend & Kent, LLC954226610510
55CFD Investments Inc.1625915$177,257540
56MML Investors Services, LLC7,2072,215389$113,7125880
57Equity Services Inc. 512161130500
58SagePoint Financial Inc.2,243634160$216,71000
59Ameritas Investment Company, LLC1,16224482$122,3711000
60Arkadios Capital67945$454,000170
61Royal Alliance Associates Inc.5,3331,332408$284,86900
62ProEquities Inc.1,01719241$134,267900
63Cetera Advisors
64Synergy Investment Group
65Cetera Advisor Networks
66Leonard & Co.
67MetLife Inc.
68New England Securities Inc.
69Tower Square Securities Inc.
70Walnut Street Securities Inc.
71ING Advisor Network Inc.
72GBS Financial Corp.
73Foothill Securities Inc.
74Quest Capital Strategies Inc.
75First Allied Securities, Inc.
76Capital Investment Co.
77National Securities Corp.717
78vFinance Investments Inc.
79Wall Street Access
80Cantella & Co. Inc. 225
81TFS Securities Inc.
82Cutter & Company, Inc.
83Cetera Financial Institutions
84Crown Capital Securities L.P.
85SA Stone
86Financial Telesis Inc.
87First Republic Securities Co.
88Financial Services International Corp.
89Quincy Cass Associates Inc.
90Correll Co. Investment Services Corp.8
91Coordinated Capital Securities Inc.
92Century Securities Associates Inc.125
93D.A. Davidson & Co.
94Williams Financial Group
95Finance 500 Inc.
96Foresters Equity Services Inc.
97CUNA Brokerage Services Inc.
98Ausdal Financial Partners
99Capital Analysts Inc.
100SCF Securities Inc.
101Harbor Financial Services LLC
102TriCor Financial LLC
103Kalos Capital Inc.125
104Cadaret, Grant & Co. Inc.774
105Calton & Associates Inc.
106Bernardi Securities Inc.
107Allstate Financial Services LLC
108Securities Management and Research152
109World Capital Brokerage, Inc.53
110Broker Dealer Financial Services Corp.
111Infinity Financial Services 62
112Schwab Independent Branch Services (Franchise)
113Edward Jones
114Berthel Fisher & Co. Financial Services Inc.240
115David A. Noyes & Company
116BCG Securities, Inc.
117Protected Investors of America Inc.
118NEXT Financial Group, Inc.445
119Signator Investors Inc.
120Cetera Financial Specialists
121SII Investments Inc.
122National Planning Corporation (NPC)
123Investment Centers of America Inc.
124Questar Capital Corp.
125Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network
126WRP Investments Inc.
127Wunderlich Securities Inc.
128INVEST Financial Corp.
129LifeMark Securities Corp.
130Bolton Global Capital
131Hilltop Securities Independent Network Inc.
132Investacorp Inc.452
133Summit Brokerage Services, Inc.

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