Facebook, Google among America's 25 highest-paying companies, but consulting firm is top

Facebook, Google among America's 25 highest-paying companies, but consulting firm is top
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Tech companies may be associated with the fattest salaries, but it's consulting firms that claim the first and second spots on this list of the highest-paying companies in America, released today by job search and salary comparison site Glassdoor.

To compile this list, Glassdoor selected companies with the highest median total compensation as reported on the site by US-based employees over the past year.

A.T. Kearney and Strategy& top an otherwise tech-heavy list.

They offer their workers median total compensation approaching $200,000 per year.

"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," says Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor's chief economist.

"Salaries are sky-high at consulting companies," says Chamberlain.

"Employers [want] top consultants to have personal contacts, reputations and specialised 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."

All of the following companies offer median base salaries of US$120,000 (S$167,724) or above, and median total compensation (which includes additional forms of compensation like bonuses and commissions) of US$140,000 and above.

Here's what you could make if you worked for these employers:

A.T. Kearney

Industry: Consulting

  • Median Total Compensation: US$175,000
  • Median Base Compensation: US$150,000

Strategy&

Industry: Consulting

  • Median Total Compensation: US$172,000
  • Median Base Compensation: US$152,000

VMware

Industry: Tech

  • Median Total Compensation: US$167,050
  • Median Base Compensation: US$136,750

Splunk

Industry: Tech

  • Median Total Compensation: US$161,010
  • Median Base Compensation: US$132,500

Cadence Design Systems

Industry: Tech

  • Median Total Compensation: US$156,702
  • Median Base Compensation: US$141,202

Google

Industry: Tech

  • Median Total Compensation: US$155,250
  • Median Base Compensation: US$120,000

Facebook

Industry: Tech

  • Median Total Compensation: US$155,000
  • Median Base Compensation: US$130,000

NVIDIA

Industry: Tech

  • Median Total Compensation: US$154,000
  • Median Base Compensation: US$150,000

McKinsey & Company

Industry: Consulting

  • Median Total Compensation: US$153,000
  • Median Base Compensation: US$140,000

Amazon Lab126

Industry: Tech

  • Median Total Compensation: US$152,800
  • Median Base Compensation: US$130,400

Juniper Networks

Industry: Tech

  • Median Total Compensation: US$150,000
  • Median Base Compensation: US$138,500

LinkedIn

Industry: Tech

  • Median Total Compensation: US$150,000
  • Median Base Compensation: US$127,000

Salesforce

Industry: Tech

  • Median Total Compensation: US$150,000
  • Median Base Compensation: US$120,000

Dimension Data

Industry: Tech

  • Median Total Compensation: US$150,000
  • Median Base Compensation: US$110,000

Synposys

Industry: Tech

  • Median Total Compensation: US$148,000
  • Median Base Compensation: US$130,000

Informatica

Industry: Tech

  • Median Total Compensation: US$147,400
  • Median Base Compensation: US$125,000

Boston Consulting Group

Industry: Consulting

  • Median Total Compensation: US$147,015
  • Median Base Compensation: US$144,800

Broadcom

Industry: Tech

  • Median Total Compensation: US$145,025
  • Median Base Compensation: US$130,000

Microsoft

Industry: Tech

  • Median Total Compensation: US$144,000
  • Median Base Compensation: US$127,000

Walmart eCommerce

Industry: Tech

  • Median Total Compensation: US$143,500
  • Median Base Compensation: US$124,900

Visa Inc.

Industry: Finance

  • Median Total Compensation: US$142,000
  • Median Base Compensation: US$130,000

Twitter

Industry: Tech

  • Median Total Compensation: US$142,000
  • Median Base Compensation: US$125,000

F5 Networks

Industry: Tech

  • Median Total Compensation: US$140,555
  • Median Base Compensation: US$125,000

Palo Alto Networks

Industry: Tech

  • Median Total Compensation: US$140,020
  • Median Base Compensation: US$124,700

Akamai

Industry: Tech

  • Median Total Compensation: US$140,000
  • Median Base Compensation: US$121,000

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