Salary Transparency

25 Highest Paying Companies in America for 2016

Earlier this year, Glassdoor highlighted the 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America, but now, which companies pay their employees the most?

According to Glassdoor’s latest report revealing the 25 Highest Paying Companies in America for 2016, several companies are offering employees six figure paychecks. 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*.

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

1. A.T. Kearney

  • Median Total Compensation: $167,534
  • Median Base Salary: $143,620
  • Industry: Consulting

2. Strategy&

  • Median Total Compensation: $160,000
  • Median Base Salary: $147,000
  • Industry: Consulting

3. Juniper Networks

  • Median Total Compensation: $157,000
  • Median Base Salary: $135,000
  • Industry: Technology

4. McKinsey & Company

  • Median Total Compensation: $155,000
  • Median Base Salary: $135,000
  • Industry: Consulting

5. Google

  • Median Total Compensation: $153,750
  • Median Base Salary: $123,331
  • Industry: Technology

6. VMware

  • Median Total Compensation: $152,133
  • Median Base Salary: $130,000
  • Industry: Technology

7. Amazon Lab126

  • Median Total Compensation: $150,100
  • Median Base Salary: $138,700
  • Industry: Technology

8. Boston Consulting Group

  • Median Total Compensation: $150,020
  • Median Base Salary: $147,000
  • Industry: Consulting

9. Guidewire

  • Median Total Compensation: $150,020
  • Median Base Salary: $135,000
  • Industry: Technology

10. Cadence Design Systems

  • Median Total Compensation: $150,010
  • Median Base Salary: $140,000
  • Industry: Technology

11. Visa

  • Median Total Compensation: $150,000
  • Median Base Salary: $130,000
  • Industry: Finance

12. Facebook

  • Median Total Compensation: $150,000
  • Median Base Salary: $127,406
  • Industry: Technology

13. Twitter

  • Median Total Compensation: $150,000
  • Median Base Salary: $133,000
  • Industry: Technology

14. Box

  • Median Total Compensation: $150,000
  • Median Base Salary: $130,000
  • Industry: Technology

15. Walmart eCommerce

  • Median Total Compensation: $149,000
  • Median Base Salary: $126,000
  • Industry: Technology

16. SAP

  • Median Total Compensation: $148,431
  • Median Base Salary: $120,000
  • Industry: Technology

17. Synopsys

  • Median Total Compensation: $148,000
  • Median Base Salary: $130,000
  • Industry: Technology

18. Altera

  • Median Total Compensation: $147,000
  • Median Base Salary: $134,000
  • Industry: Technology

19. LinkedIn

  • Median Total Compensation: $145,000
  • Median Base Salary: $120,000
  • Industry: Technology

20. Cloudera

  • Median Total Compensation: $145,000
  • Median Base Salary: $129,500
  • Industry: Technology

21. Salesforce

  • Median Total Compensation: $143,750
  • Median Base Salary: $120,000
  • Industry: Technology

22. Microsoft

  • Median Total Compensation: $141,000
  • Median Base Salary: $125,000
  • Industry: Technology

23. F5 Networks

  • Median Total Compensation: $140,200
  • Median Base Salary: $120,500
  • Industry: Technology

24. Adobe

  • Median Total Compensation: $140,000
  • Median Base Salary: $125,000
  • Industry: Technology

25. Broadcom

  • Median Total Compensation: $140,000
  • Median Base Salary: $130,000
  • Industry: Technology

[Related: Employers, learn the art of crafting job posts to attract candidates well-suited for your company.]

Why so many consulting and tech companies on this list?

“This report reinforces that high pay continues to be tied to in-demand skills and higher education, which in part, is why we see several companies on this list among the consulting and technology industries,” said Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor Chief Economist. “Salaries are sky-high at consulting companies due to ‘barriers of entry’ in this field, which refers to employers wanting top consultants to have personal contacts, reputations and specialized skills and knowledge. In technology, we continue to see unprecedented salaries as the war for talent is still very active, largely due to the ongoing shortage of highly skilled workers needed.”

While the companies on this list pay handsomely and a Glassdoor survey shows salary and compensation are among peoples’ top considerations before accepting a job, Glassdoor research also shows that salary is not among the leading factors tied to long-term employee satisfaction. In contrast, culture and values, career opportunities, and trust in senior leadership are the biggest drivers of long-term employee satisfaction.

This pay report comes on the heels of Glassdoor’s Pay Equality Roundtable Discussion, which featured Hillary Clinton and other leaders, last week in New York City. Want to check out the highlights? Watch our 3 minute video replay.

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*Methodology: Glassdoor’s 25 Highest Paying Companies in America report 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 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.