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These are the 25 highest-paying companies in America

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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 U.S.-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 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."

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

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

  1. A.T. Kearney
    Industry: Consulting
    Median Total Compensation: $175,000
    Median Base Compensation: $150,000

  2. Strategy&
    Industry: Consulting
    Median Total Compensation: $172,000
    Median Base Compensation: $152,000

  3. VMware
    Industry: Tech
    Median Total Compensation: $167,050
    Median Base Compensation: $136,750

  4. Splunk
    Industry: Tech
    Median Total Compensation: $161,010
    Median Base Compensation: $132,500

  5. Cadence Design Systems
    Industry: Tech
    Median Total Compensation: $156,702
    Median Base Compensation: $141,202

  6. Google
    Industry: Tech
    Median Total Compensation: $155,250
    Median Base Compensation: $120,000

  7. Facebook
    Industry: Tech
    Median Total Compensation: $155,000
    Median Base Compensation: $130,000

  8. NVIDIA
    Industry: Tech
    Median Total Compensation: $154,000
    Median Base Compensation: $150,000

  9. McKinsey & Company
    Industry: Consulting
    Median Total Compensation: $153,000
    Median Base Compensation: $140,000

  10. Amazon Lab126
    Industry: Tech
    Median Total Compensation: $152,800
    Median Base Compensation: $130,400

  11. Juniper Networks
    Industry: Tech
    Median Total Compensation: $150,000
    Median Base Compensation: $138,500

  12. LinkedIn
    Industry: Tech
    Median Total Compensation: $150,000
    Median Base Compensation: $127,000

  13. Salesforce
    Industry: Tech
    Median Total Compensation: $150,000
    Median Base Compensation: $120,000

  14. Dimension Data
    Industry: Tech
    Median Total Compensation: $150,000
    Median Base Compensation: $110,000

  15. Synposys
    Industry: Tech
    Median Total Compensation: $148,000
    Median Base Compensation: $130,000

  16. Informatica
    Industry: Tech
    Median Total Compensation: $147,400
    Median Base Compensation: $125,000

  17. Boston Consulting Group
    Industry: Consulting
    Median Total Compensation: $147,015
    Median Base Compensation: $144,800

  18. Broadcom
    Industry: Tech
    Median Total Compensation: $145,025
    Median Base Compensation: $130,000

  19. Microsoft
    Industry: Tech
    Median Total Compensation: $144,000
    Median Base Compensation: $127,000

  20. Walmart eCommerce
    Industry: Tech
    Median Total Compensation: $143,500
    Median Base Compensation: $124,900

  21. Visa Inc.
    Industry: Finance
    Median Total Compensation: $142,000
    Median Base Compensation: $130,000

  22. Twitter
    Industry: Tech
    Median Total Compensation: $142,000
    Median Base Compensation: $125,000

  23. F5 Networks
    Industry: Tech
    Median Total Compensation: $140,555
    Median Base Compensation: $125,000

  24. Palo Alto Networks
    Industry: Tech
    Median Total Compensation: $140,020
    Median Base Compensation: $124,700

  25. Akamai
    Industry: Tech
    Median Total Compensation: $140,000
    Median Base Compensation: $121,000

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