The 10 Highest Paying Companies in America

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Just this week, the website Glassdoor published their findings for the 25 highest paying companies in America in 2017. While the results aren't terribly shocking — a lot of consulting and tech companies — it's still interesting to see who tops the list.

All 25 companies pay median salaries in the six-figures and all rely on high levels of employee skill. Glassdoor Chief Economist Andrew Chamberlain said in the report, "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."

So let's take a look at the top 10:

  1. A.T. Kearney
    Median total compensation: $175,000
    Industry: Consulting

  2. Strategy& Median total compensation: $172,000
    Industry: Consulting

  3. VMWare
    Median total compensation: $167,050
    Industry: Tech

  4. Splunk
    Median total compensation: $161,010
    Industry: Tech

  5. Cadence Design Systems
    Median total compensation: $156,702
    Industry: Tech

  6. Google
    Median total compensation: $155,250
    Industry: Tech

  7. Facebook
    Median total compensation: $155,000
    Industry: Tech

  8. NVIDIA
    Median total compensation: $154,000
    Industry: Tech

  9. McKinsey & Company
    Median total compensation: $153,000
    Industry: Consulting

  10. Amazon Lab126
    Median total compensation: $152,800
    Industry: Tech

You can check out the full list of the top 25 highest paying companies in America here.