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Firm Reps$100K-$499K reps$500K+ repsAvg. annual payout ▼EmployeesCFPs
1Commonwealth Equity Services, LLC dba-Commonwealth Financial Network2,476897977$629,0008631,046
2Prospera Financial Services Inc.1296647$545,8526122
3Kestra Financial, Inc1,736484309$482,535267310
4Raymond James Financial Services Inc.6,64000$436,36801,300
5Geneos Wealth Management Inc.24312471$425,9105486
6Founders Financial805014$397,6232923
7Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors1,333516264$391,739575264
8Arkadios Capital901065$382,727230
9The Strategic Financial Alliance Inc.1344929$351,0004150
10Independent Financial Group, LLC61525998$334,0008088
11J.W. Cole Financial Inc.550334113$330,5006983
12FSC Securities Corp.799282115$309,1451090
13Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.4,5291,578498$308,639894832
14United Planners Financial Services53822877$305,64867119
15Harbour Investments Inc.27212637$300,9002442
16Nationwide Planning Associates, Inc.123488$287,489219
17M Holdings Securities Inc. (M Securities)74712581$285,8955064
18Grove Point Financial, LLC42215353$277,5097568
19Royal Alliance Associates Inc.4,8151,259436$274,2484070
20Securian Financial Services Inc.1,077454174$272,052172228
21Arete Wealth1323115$270,0741316
22Woodbury Financial Services2,498791238$254,5703360
23Advisor Group14,5134,3621,411$253,3821,7430
24Lincoln Investment Planning, LLC1,040427158$251,577384218
25American Portfolios Financial Services Inc.829328101$248,561112109
26SagePoint Financial Inc.1,461591163$243,9621960
27The Investment Center Inc.29112126$227,8564153
28Centaurus Financial, Inc.655362154$222,88588204
29LPL Financial LLC17,28700$217,5764,7563,833
30Kovack Securities, Inc.40027245$213,9437086
31LaSalle St. Securities LLC31020040$210,0003241
32Northwestern Mutual 8,6391,547619$207,04001,322
33Securities America Inc.3,2331,188390$204,949594747
34Sigma Financial Corp.61826860$199,097126107
35CFD Investments Inc.1504915$194,582520
36Parkland Securities, LLC33513021$163,99212730
37Triad Advisors, LLC86225168$160,4580215
38Equitable Advisors, LLC4,5301,609320$159,558642436
39PlanMember Securities Corp.47918745$157,78718142
40Concourse Financial Group Securities, Inc.86518440$150,323850
41Trustmont Financial Group Inc.88345$144,0001035
42Ameritas Investment Company/Ameritas Advisory Services1,05518969$136,6101040
43MML Investors Services, LLC6,9502,163459$127,320596635
44The Leaders Group1,076479$122,3203387
45The O.N. Equity Sales Co.73515721$112,3684665
46Packerland Brokerage Services Inc.257844$95,8902419
48Fortune Financial Services, Inc.375525$81,1831333
49Hornor, Townsend & Kent, LLC83320554$70,900460
50Park Avenue Securities LLC1,92200000
51Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc.3,10819480670
52Cutter & Company, Inc.484170135
53Thurston Springer Miller Herd & Titak68000915
54Alden Investment Group65457085
55Vanderbilt Financial Group181000270
56Atria Wealth Solutions2,2496081420428312
57Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC7,80500000
58Principal Securities, Inc. 1,7474518703290
59St. Bernard Financial Services Inc.11300034
60Equity Services Inc. 506150200500
61Finance 500 Inc.
62Foresters Equity Services Inc.
63CUNA Brokerage Services Inc.
64Ausdal Financial Partners
65SCF Securities Inc.
66Harbor Financial Services LLC
67TriCor Financial LLC
68Kalos Capital Inc.
69Calton & Associates Inc.418
70Bernardi Securities Inc.
71Allstate Financial Services LLC
72Securities Management and Research146
73World Capital Brokerage, Inc.
74Infinity Financial Services
75Schwab Independent Branch Services (Franchise)
76Edward Jones
77David A. Noyes & Company
79Nations Financial Group
80BCG Securities, Inc.
81Berthel Fisher & Co. Financial Services Inc.223
82Broker Dealer Financial Services Corp.
83Cadaret, Grant & Co. Inc.
84Capital Analysts Inc.
85Century Securities Associates Inc.
86Coordinated Capital Securities Inc.60
87Correll Co. Investment Services Corp.
88Crown Capital Securities L.P.341
89First Allied Securities, Inc.
90GBS Financial Corp.
91Avantax Investment Services, Inc.3,825
92ING Advisor Network Inc.
93Cetera Advisor Networks
94Voya Financial Advisors Inc.
95Cetera Advisors
96Investacorp Inc.
97INVEST Financial Corp.
98Investment Centers of America Inc.
99National Planning Corporation (NPC)
100SII Investments Inc.
101NEXT Financial Group, Inc.
102Protected Investors of America Inc.
103Securities Service Network LLC
104Signator Investors Inc.
105Cetera Financial Specialists
106Questar Capital Corp.
107Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network
108WRP Investments Inc.
109Wunderlich Securities Inc.
110Lincoln Financial Network10,620
111LifeMark Securities Corp.
112Bolton Global Capital
113Hilltop Securities Independent Network Inc.
114Summit Brokerage Services, Inc.
115Synergy Investment Group
116Leonard & Co.
117MetLife Inc.
118New England Securities Inc.
119Tower Square Securities Inc.
120Walnut Street Securities Inc.
121Foothill Securities Inc.
122Quest Capital Strategies Inc.
123Spire Investment Partners LLC
124Capital Investment Co.
125National Securities Corp.
126vFinance Investments Inc.
127Wall Street Access
128Cantella & Co. Inc. 221
129TFS Securities Inc.
130KMS Financial Services, Inc.
131Cetera Financial Institutions
132SA Stone
133Financial Telesis Inc.
134First Republic Securities Co.
135Financial Services International Corp.
136Quincy Cass Associates Inc.5
137D.A. Davidson & Co.
138Williams Financial Group

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