Top 25 highest paying companies in America

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Top 25 highest paying companies in America
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Glassdoor has just released their list of the 25 highest-paying companies in America for 2016. For those not familiar with the site, it offers free salary data for a variety of companies that’s posted anonymously by actual employees.

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These are the 25 companies that offer the best compensation

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

Technology is the big winner

As you can see, the lion’s share of jobs on the list involve technology. Getting training in a STEM discipline — science, technology, engineering or math — is a surefire way to get a good-paying job.

But how do you get the degree to get that job if you’re short on cash?

Udacity.com offers one possible solution. Their Nanodegree Plus programs are designed in conjunction with major employers like Google, Facebook, AT&T, Amazon and many others. The goal is to create a pipeline to feed those companies highly qualified candidates to fill high-paying jobs.

The cost of the Udacity program is $299 per month and the coursework typically takes six to nine months to complete. So the total bill is $2,700.

But here’s the amazing thing: If you study one of the four fields below, successfully graduate and then can’t find a job in your field within six months, the entire $2,700 is refunded to you!

  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Android Developer
  • Senior Web Developer
  • iOS Developer

Learn more about Udacity here.

Read more: 6 free ways to learn how to code

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