These Companies Offer the Biggest Paychecks

By Emel Akan, The Epoch Times
April 27, 2016 1:40 pm Last Updated: May 1, 2016 10:27 pm

Which companies pay their employees the most in the United States?

The online employment website Glassdoor published a report listing the highest-paying companies in America. Technology and consulting companies dominated the list.

Number one is Chicago-based consulting firm A.T. Kearney with a $167,534 median compensation. Strategy& came second with $160,000, while Juniper Networks ranked third with $157,000.

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The report is based on each company’s median total compensation, including base pay, commissions, tips, bonuses, and all other forms of compensation.

“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 consultants’ personal networks, reputations, skills, and knowledge, according to Glassdoor. And in technology space, competition for talent and shortage of highly skilled workers are the key drivers for the record salaries.

Here is the complete report for the top 25 highest-paying companies:

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