If you're on the hunt for a new job to kickstart your 2019, companies like Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook should be on your radar, according to data complied by career site Ladders.
All of these employers, plus 11 others, are currently offering hundreds of positions that pay at least $100,000 year, a tidy sum that is well over a third more than the typical U.S. household's income of $61,372 in 2017. With today's unemployment rate below 4 percent, skilled candidates can negotiate for a better titles or an even higher wage as companies fight to attract the best talent in this tight labor market.
"It's a hot employment market and employers are paying up," says Ladders CEO Marc Cenedella. "In environments like this, it's appropriate to stretch a little. If you were hoping to make five grand more, ask for 10. If you were hoping to get promoted to manager, ask for a senior manager title. A little extra in a boom market can pay dividends for years to come."
Here are the employers with the most six-figure opportunities:
Jobs available: 849
Headquarters: Mountain View, Calif.
Jobs available: 865
Headquarters: Bethesda, Md.
Jobs available: 884
Headquarters: Vancouver, Wash.
Jobs available: 889
Headquarters: Woonsocket, R.I.
Jobs available: 929
Headquarters: Santa Clara, Calif.
Jobs available: 965
Headquarters: Palo Alto, Calif.
Jobs available: 1,019
Headquarters: Boston, Mass.
Jobs available: 1,038
Headquarters: Nashville, Tenn.
Jobs available: 1,055
Headquarters: Falls Church, Va.
Jobs available: 1,140
Headquarters: Menlo Park, Calif.
Jobs available: 1,156
Headquarters: Redmond, Wash.
Jobs available: 1,170
Headquarters: Bengaluru, India
Jobs available: 1,241
Headquarters: Reston, Va.
Jobs available: 1,293
Headquarters: Cupertino, Calif.
Jobs available: 1,659
Headquarters: Seattle, Wash.
Tech companies dominate the Ladders' list of employers with the most six-figure opportunities, making the West Coast, and, in particular, northern California, the best spot to be situated in to take advantage of these open positions.
Silicon Valley hotshots like Apple, Facebook, Intel, VMWare and Google all make an appearance in the top 15, while other tech stalwarts located in the Evergreen State, such as Amazon and Microsoft, take spots in the top five.
Of course, the No. 1 place, Amazon, won't just be hiring in Seattle. With plans to add two new headquarters in New York City and the Washington, D.C. metro area, Amazon will be says it will an be hiring for 50,000 new jobs with an average salary of $150,000.
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