Report: These 25 Companies Are Paying The Highest Salaries In 2017

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Ahh, Glassdoor. We’ve come to rely on you as if you were a sage career counselor. You help steer us away from companies with bad work-life balance and lead us to the ones that get high ratings and give high salaries.

For the uninitiated, Glassdoor is a jobs and recruiting site that has a stash of juicy company reviews, salary reports and benefit reviews. Most recently, the site has mined its user-submitted data in order to release a report about the Top 25 highest-paying companies in 2017.

And consulting, finance and tech companies dominate the list.

Glassdoor’s chief economist, Andrew Chamberlain, explains in a news release that consulting companies are paying sky-high salaries because of “barriers of entry,” meaning that employers want consultants who have personal contacts, stellar reputations and a specialized skill set. And in the technology field, says Chamberlain, there’s still an active “war for talent,” largely because of the shortage of highly skilled workers (take note college students looking for majors).

These are the companies that are, on average, shelling out six-figure salaries to its employees. To compile the report, Glassdoor relied upon the salary earnings anonymously and voluntarily shared by employees.

Another note: The report is based on each company’s median total compensation from the past year.

1. A.T. Kearney

  • Median Total Compensation: $175,000
  • Median Base Compensation: $150,000
  • Industry: Consulting

2. Strategy&

  • Median Total Compensation: $172,000
  • Median Base Compensation: $152,000
  • Industry: Consulting

3. VMware

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

4. Splunk

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

5. Cadence Design Systems

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

6. Google

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

7. Facebook

  • Median Total Compensation: $155,000
  • Median Base Compensation: $130,000
  • Industry: Tech

8. NVIDIA

  • Median Total Compensation: $154,000
  • Median Base Compensation: $150,000
  • Industry: Tech

9. McKinsey & Company

  • Median Total Compensation: $153,000
  • Median Base Compensation: $140,000
  • Industry: Consulting

10. Amazon Lab126

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

11. Juniper Networks

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

12. LinkedIn

  • Median Total Compensation: $150,000
  • Median Base Compensation: $127,000
  • Industry: Tech

13. Salesforce

  • Median Total Compensation: $150,000
  • Median Base Compensation: $120,000
  • Industry: Tech

14. Dimension Data

  • Median Total Compensation: $150,000
  • Median Base Compensation: $110,000
  • Industry: Tech

15. Synopsys

  • Median Total Compensation: $148,000
  • Median Base Compensation: $130,000
  • Industry: Tech

16. Informatica

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

17. Boston Consulting Group

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

18. Broadcom

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

19. Microsoft

  • Median Total Compensation: $144,000
  • Median Base Compensation: $127,000
  • Industry: Tech

20. Walmart eCommerce

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

21. Visa Inc.

  • Median Total Compensation: $142,000
  • Median Base Compensation: $130,000
  • Industry: Finance

22. Twitter

  • Median Total Compensation: $142,000
  • Median Base Compensation: $125,000
  • Industry: Tech

23. F5 Networks

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

24. Palo Alto Networks

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

25. Akamai

  • Median Total Compensation: $140,000
  • Median Base Compensation: $121,000
  • Industry: Tech

When you’re done browsing this list, see the highest paying jobs in 2017, according to Glassdoor.

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