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10 Highest Paying Finance Companies in America

Earlier this year, Glassdoor highlighted the 25 Highest Paying Companies in America, and the finance industry is one that stands out for paying its employees a lot. But in this high paying industry, which finance companies really pay their employees the most?

According to Glassdoor’s latest report revealing the 10 Highest Paying Finance Companies in America for 2016, several finance companies offer their employees six figure salaries. This report is based on each company’s median total compensation, compiled by looking at salary reports at companies in which employees have anonymously and voluntarily shared both their base pay and other forms of compensation (i.e. commissions, tips, bonuses, etc.) over the past year*. For the purposes of this report, a finance company is defined as one in which part of the company’s core products or services provide financial services and support, borrowing and lending and/or payments.

Which finance companies offer the biggest paychecks? Check out the complete results:

1. Visa

$130,000 median base salary
$150,000 median total compensation

Visa
What they do: Visa is a global payments company headquartered in Foster City, California.
What employees say:
“Fantastic brand. Leader in the payments space. Relatively good compensation and benefits. Good work life balance. Management that is trying to stay ahead of the game and proactively disrupt the market rather than wait for external players to do the same.” – Visa Senior Director (Foster City, CA)

“Great inclusive culture, promotes equality between genders, stable and visionary company.” – Visa Director (Foster City, CA)

See Open Jobs at Visa

2. BNP Paribas

$118,500 median base salary
$138,500 median total compensation

BNP

What they do: BNP Paribas is a banking services company. While headquartered in Paris, France the company has offices around the world.

What employees say:
“Benefits, 30+ days vacation, work life balance, competitive compensation, new business units and projects across the bank.” – BNP Paribas Vice President of Finance (New York City, NY)

See Open Jobs at BNP Paribas

3. PayPal

$125,000 median base salary
$135,000 median total compensation

paypal

What they do: PayPal is a global digital payments company headquartered in San Jose, California.

What employees say:
“The executive team is really authentic and inspiring. They are very open to change and new ideas from anywhere in the business. People are generally helpful and working toward the same vision for the company. It’s a really inspiring place to be right now. You feel you are making a positive impact on the world and great opportunities for your career.” – PayPal Senior Manager, Global Functions (San Jose, CA)

See Open Jobs at PayPal

4. Dun & Bradstreet

$95,500 median base salary
$130,000 median total compensation

dun and bradstreet office

What they do: Dun & Bradstreet is a provider of commercial data to businesses and is headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey.

What employees say:
“Great pay. Very low stress. Good work environment. Work from home allowed and encouraged. Management really cares about employees and goes out of its way to make it a good work environment.” – Dun & Bradstreet Analyst (Short Hills, NJ)

See Open Jobs at Dun & Bradstreet

5. BlackRock

$97,000 median base salary
$125,250 median total compensation

BlackRock

What they do: BlackRock provides investment management, risk management and advisory services and is based in New York City, New York.

What employees say:
“Amazing firm – very challenging but you have a lot of responsibility as an analyst. Exposure to senior management is fantastic and the culture is unlike any financial services firm.” – BlackRock Employee (location n/a)

See Open Jobs at BlackRock

6. MasterCard

$110,000 median base salary
$125,037 median total compensation

mastercard dublin

What they do: MasterCard is a global payments company, based in Purchase, New York.

What employees say:
“Excellent benefits, very good salaries, fast paced stimulating work environment and business casual attire.” – MasterCard Employee (O’Fallon, MO)

See Open Jobs at MasterCard

7. Bloomberg L.P.

$115,000 median base salary
$125,000 median total compensation

Bloomberg

What they do: Bloomberg L.P. is a financial software, data, and media company headquartered in New York City, NY.

What employees say:
“Good work/life balance, plenty of opportunity to travel or work abroad, great benefits & fair compensation for work required.” – Bloomberg L.P. Employee (New York, NY)

See Open Jobs at Bloomberg L.P.

8. Barclays

$107,000 median base salary
$120,000 median total compensation

barclays development floor

What they do: Barclays is a multinational banking and financial services company. While headquartered in London in the United Kingdom, the company has offices around the world.

What employees say:
“Allows me to be effective, efficient, and flexible, and to deploy inventive, often outside-the-box ideas, strategies and solutions, in a sustainable, low overhead environment.” – Barclays Employee (location n/a)

See Open Jobs at Barclays

9. CME Group

$110,000 median base salary
$120,000 median total compensation

cme group office

What they do: CME Group is a global derivatives marketplace, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

What employees say:
“Standard Industry Benefits, Above Industry Pay, Tuition Reimbursement Pension, and Work Life Balance.” – CME Group Employee (Chicago, IL)

See Open Jobs at CME Group

10. Macquarie Group

$105,000 median base salary
$120,000 median total compensation

Macquerie

What they do: Macquarie Group is a global financial services provider. Although headquartered in Sydney, Australia, the company has offices around the world.

What employees say:
“Very competitive pay, good health benefits package, flexible work schedule, diverse and supportive work environment.” – Macquarie Group Associate (New York, NY)

See Open Jobs at Macquarie Group

*Methodology: This list is based on the full data set considered for Glassdoor’s 25 Highest Paying Companies in America report (published in April 2016) which identifies companies with the highest median total compensation package (including base salary and other forms of compensation, such as commissions, tips, bonuses, etc.), as reported by U.S.-based employees on Glassdoor over the past year (3/30/15-3/29/16). Companies considered for this report must be finance companies (defined as those in which part of the company’s core products or services provide financial services and support, borrowing and lending and/or payments assistance) that have received at least 50 salary reports in U.S. dollars by U.S-based employees during the timeframe. While ‘other forms of compensation’ is an optional field on Glassdoor, salary reports considered for this report must have been from employees who shared both their base pay and other forms of compensation. In cases where companies have the same median total compensation, the company with the higher number of salary reports receives the higher rank. Subsidiaries of companies were considered for this report if they met the methodology, have their own distinct job listings and profile on Glassdoor.