SOURCE: Glassdoor

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April 20, 2016 07:02 ET

Glassdoor Reveals the 25 Highest Paying Companies in America for 2016

A.T. Kearney, Strategy& and Juniper Networks Take Top Three Spots

MILL VALLEY, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 20, 2016) - Glassdoor®, the world's most transparent jobs and recruiting marketplace, today announced the results of its newest pay report identifying the 25 Highest Paying Companies in America. Considering that nearly seven in ten (68 percent) people say that salary and compensation are among their top considerations before accepting a job, according to a recent Glassdoor survey, this report is designed to help people get a better sense of which companies can pay the biggest salaries.

This report is based on salary reports specific to company that have been shared over the past year on Glassdoor by employees. For the purposes of this report, Glassdoor looked at salary reports in which employees anonymously and voluntarily shared both their base pay and other forms of compensation (i.e. commissions, tips, bonuses, etc.) at these companies1. This report includes each company's median base salary, median total compensation and industry.

Glassdoor's 25 Highest Paying Companies in America for 2016 are:

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

"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 is 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, and its report identifying the 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America last month.

Glassdoor currently holds approximately 12 million workplace reviews, ratings and insights shared by employees, including millions of salary reports, on more than 540,000 companies2 around the world. Glassdoor has also recently conducted several research reports and surveys diving deep into the topic of pay and salaries.

ADDITIONAL GLASSDOOR SALARY RESEARCH, REPORTS & REFERENCES:

1 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.

2 Glassdoor Data Labs, April 2016

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