Fat paychecks: Top 10 highest paying companies of 2019

Some of the highest paying jobs in the US are in the healthcare sector. The top four jobs in Glassdoor’s 2019 list of the highest paying jobs are Physician, Pharmacy Manager, Dentist, and Pharmacist – all in the healthcare sector. Looking beyond the job title, which companies pay Americans well? Surprisingly, most of them are in the technology sector rather than healthcare. Here we take a look at the top 10 highest paying companies of 2019 as per data from the job portal Glassdoor.

Top 10 highest paying companies of 2019

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Technology companies offer competitive compensation and exciting perks and benefits to attract top talent. But job seekers also look at the company culture, values, and trust in the leadership. Despite the current economic uncertainty, job seekers in the tech sector can command six-figure salaries if they have the right skill-set.

Notably, most of these companies are in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the cost of living is ridiculously high. Glassdoor used the jobs data and salary reviews by employees between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019 to compile the list.

10- Microsoft, Median total salary: $148,068

The median total salary at Microsoft is $148,068. The Redmond-based software giant pays its employees well. Microsoft’s Windows and Office products remain its biggest sources of revenue. But the company’s cloud computing business and Surface hardware products have seen explosive growth in the last few years.

9- Salesforce.com, $150,379

Salesforce is one of the best workplaces in the world, and not just because it pays well to its employees. The median total salary at Salesforce.com is $150,379. The global CRM leader has spent close to $10 million to close the gender and race pay gap. The company focuses not only on the career objectives of its employees but also on their well-being. More than half of Salesforce offices have Mindfulness Zones.

8- Facebook, $152,962

Facebook employees are losing faith in the social networking giant. It’s no longer among the top 10 best workplaces. Employees aren’t particularly happy with many of its policies, including Mark Zuckerberg’s decision not to fact-check political ads on the platform. But there is no denying the fact that Facebook is one of the highest paying companies in the US. The median total salary is $152,962.

7- LinkedIn, $157,402

The professional networking platform is owned by Microsoft. LinkedIn has changed the way professionals network and search for jobs. It has more than 600 million registered members worldwide. The median total salary at LinkedIn is $157,402.

6- VMware, $158,063

VMware is a virtualization software and cloud computing provider majorly owned by Dell Technologies. Earlier this year, Glassdoor named VMware chief executive Pat Gelsinger the best CEO in the US with an impressive 99% approval rating from employees. The median total salary at VMware is $158,063.

5- Google, $161,254

The median annual compensation at Google is $161,254. The search engine giant also offers a bunch of perks and benefits to retain top talent. However, the search engine giant was recently criticized for firing four workers, two of whom had protested the company’s policies. Employees are increasingly losing faith in the top leadership.

4- Gilead Sciences, $162,210

Gilead Sciences is the only biotechnology company on the list, paying a median annual compensation of $162,210 to its employees. The company is involved in discovering, developing, and commercializing innovative medicines. The California company has more than 11,000 employees. It was founded in 1987.

3- Twitter, $162,852

Twitter might not be as big as Facebook, but it pays its employees better than the Menlo Park company. The median total salary at Twitter is $162,852. Unlike Facebook, Twitter recently banned all forms of political advertising on its platform. The microblogging platform enables public conversation, information sharing, and fast communication.

2- Nvidia, $170,068

California-based Nvidia is known for its high-performance gaming processors. It makes graphics processors for smartphones, tablets, laptops, consoles, and other devices. The company has been investing heavily in artificial intelligence (AI). Nvidia offers median total salary of $170,068, according to Glassdoor.

1- Palo Alto Networks, $170,929

Palo Alto Networks is the highest paying company of 2019. The Santa Clara-based company offers cybersecurity solutions to thousands of organizations across the globe. Its advanced firewalls and cloud-based offerings prevent data breaches. It pays employees a median salary of $170,929. That’s much higher than the $73,128 median salary of employees in the San Francisco Bay area.



About the Author

Vikas Shukla
Although he has a background in finance and holds an MBA, Vikas Shukla is a technology reporter. He has a strong interest in gadgets, gizmos, and science. He writes regularly on these topics. - He can be contacted by email at vshukla@valuewalk.com