Traditional Employee

Unlock your potential by taking ownership

As a traditional employee, you’ll enjoy a degree of flexibility and control you won’t find in any other traditional setting or from any other firm. From taking ownership of your book* to building and growing your brand, Raymond James will help you realize the true power of professional freedom.

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A day in the life

Each day, you’ll arrive at your branch office, knowing that everything you need to make it easier to serve your clients – fellow professionals, a dedicated support team, an extensive product platform, forward-looking technology and easy access to a powerful home office – is right there waiting. And, more important, you’ll know the book of business you’ve worked hard to build is yours to keeping growing.

The big questions

To help you dig deeper into what being a traditional employee advisor entails – and what you can expect as part of Raymond James – we’ve provided answers to the questions advisors ask most.

What qualifications will I need?see content

  • Five years of experience
  • Production of $300,000 or higher in fee and commission revenues

How will I be compensated?see content

  • 40% to 50% payout (specific percentages depend on mix of business and production)
  • Bonus opportunities, deferred compensation and equity participation plans

What benefits can I expect?see content

  • The full array of Raymond James’ competitive employee benefits offerings

Where will I work?see content

  • You can choose to join an existing branch or start a branch of your own

Who will I work with?see content

  • Depending on the branch, colleagues could include a branch manager, fellow advisors and support staff
  • Your support staff will be hired by your branch manager

What resources will I have access to?see content

  • All Raymond James products and services
  • Firm technology, including integrated financial planning software, performance reporting, CRM, high-quality research, an institutional-level training system and more


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Now that you have scratched the surface of the possibilities that await you here, get the whole story. Have a confidential conversation with our recruiters about what your business would look like as an advisor at Raymond James.