April 26, 2015

These Are The Highest Paying Companies In The US

Are you looking for a high paying job? Having an impressive resume and an outstanding skill set will help you find a job that pays a six figure salary. But often finding the right employer is more important than anything else.

When you’re searching for a job, you always need to consider the employer you will work for. Employers dictate so many things in your life – pay, location, benefits, culture, etc. All of these things have a direct impact on your personal happiness. What we’re trying to say is that it’s important to choose the right employer.

Learn More About High Paying Jobs

If earning a big paycheck is high on your priority list, you’ll want to check out the list of America’s 15 Highest Paying Companies from Glassdoor. The list includes the company, industry, and median total compensation. Compensations are calculated based on annual salary, cash and stock bonuses, commissions, and other forms of income. You can find additional info about each company on Glassdoor.

Now that you know what you’re looking at, check out the list of the highest paying companies in the US:150328 - high paying jobs

  1. Skadden Arps
    • Industry: Law
    • Median Total Compensation: $182,000
  2. NetFlix
    • Industry: Tech
    • Median Total Compensation: $180,00
  3. Booz & Company
    • Industry: Consulting
    • Median Total Compensation: $162,000
  4. McKinsey & Company
    • Industry: Consulting
    • Median Total Compensation: $160,000
  5. A.T. Kearney
    • Industry: Consulting
    • Median Total Compensation: $160,000
  6. Sidney Austin
    • Industry: Law
    • Median Total Compensation: $160,000
  7. Boston Consulting Group
    • Industry: Consulting
    • Median Total Compensation: $158,463
  8. Mozilla
    • Industry: Tech
    • Median Total Compensation: $147,556
  9. Good Technology
    • Industry: Tech
    • Median Total Compensation: $147,500
  10. Altera
    • Industry: Tech
    • Median Total Compensation: $147,200
  11. VMWare
    • Industry: Tech
    • Median Total Compensation: $145,000
  12. Cadence Design Systems
    • Industry: Tech
    • Median Total Compensation: $145,000
  13. Google
    • Industry: Tech
    • Median Total Compensation: $143,500
  14. Synopsys
    • Industry: Tech
    • Median Total Compensation: $143,000
  15. TrueCar
    • Industry: Tech
    • Median Total Compensation: $141,500

These high paying companies truly value their employees. They reward them for their loyalty and hard work through compensation. It’s a pretty good deal, if you can land a job with one of these companies. What did you notice about the highest paying companies (besides the fact that they all pay six-figures)? These companies are all in the technology, law, and consulting industries. This meshes with a previous JobMonkey post for the top paying companies.

Skilled employees in these industries are in demand. Develop the right skill sets and you’ll be in demand too! If you’re a superstar employee, try to find a job with one of the highest paying companies. You’ll be glad you did.

Glassdoor specializes in career and employer information and we are always impressed with their content and posts. You should probably bookmark the Glassdoor website. Happy job searching!

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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