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Firm Reps$100K-$499K reps$500K+ repsAvg. annual payoutEmployees ▼CFPs
1LPL Financial LLC17,28700$217,5764,7563,833
2Advisor Group14,5134,3621,411$253,3821,7430
3Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.4,5291,578498$308,639894832
4Commonwealth Equity Services, LLC dba-Commonwealth Financial Network2,476897977$629,0008631,046
5Equitable Advisors, LLC4,5301,609320$159,558642436
6MML Investors Services, LLC6,9502,163459$127,320596635
7Securities America Inc.3,2331,188390$204,949594747
8Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors1,333516264$391,739575264
9Atria Wealth Solutions2,2496081420428312
10Royal Alliance Associates Inc.4,8151,259436$274,2484070
11Lincoln Investment Planning, LLC1,040427158$251,577384218
12Woodbury Financial Services2,498791238$254,5703360
13Principal Securities, Inc. 1,7474518703290
14Kestra Financial, Inc1,736484309$482,535267310
15SagePoint Financial Inc.1,461591163$243,9621960
16PlanMember Securities Corp.47918745$157,78718142
17Securian Financial Services Inc.1,077454174$272,052172228
18Parkland Securities, LLC33513021$163,99212730
19Sigma Financial Corp.61826860$199,097126107
20American Portfolios Financial Services Inc.829328101$248,561112109
21FSC Securities Corp.799282115$309,1451090
22Ameritas Investment Company/Ameritas Advisory Services1,05518969$136,6101040
23Thurston Springer Miller Herd & Titak68000915
24Centaurus Financial, Inc.655362154$222,88588204
25Concourse Financial Group Securities, Inc.86518440$150,323850
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