Special Report

America's Highest Paying Companies

3. Booz & Company
> Median annual compensation: $162,000
> Number of employees: N/A
> Sector: Consulting
> Headquartered: New York, NY

Consulting firm Strategy&, formerly known as Booz & Company, received a relatively strong overall rating of 3.7 from Glassdoor reviewers versus the average across all companies of 3.2. While this means the relatively high salaries may be paying off, CEO Cesare Mainardi’s approval rating of 60% was low compared to other high-paying companies. In March 2014, Booz & Company and PwC combined to form Strategy&. The company claims to be the oldest strategy consulting firm in the world, as well as the originator of the term “management consultant.”

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2. Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX)
> Median annual compensation: $180,000
> Number of employees: 2,189
> Sector: Information technology
> Headquartered: Los Gatos, CA

Netflix reportedly pays employees a median wage of $180,000 a year, making it the second highest paying company among the companies reviewed by Glassdoor. Netflix has experienced massive growth over the past year as it has become one of the leading players in streaming entertainment. Despite the high levels of pay, employee satisfaction is not especially high. With an average employee rating of 3.5, employee satisfaction at Netflix is only the 11th highest on this list.

1. Skadden Arps
> Median annual compensation: $182,000
> Number of employees: N/A
> Sector: Legal services
> Headquartered: New York, NY

With a median annual compensation of $182,000, Skadden Arps is the highest paying company reviewed on Glassdoor. The law firm employs roughly 1,700 lawyers at 23 offices. Skadden Arps attorneys are paid more than $231,000 on average. Not only are the firm’s employees well paid, but they also seem satisfied with the company and its management. The company received an overall rating of 3.9, higher than the average of 3.2 for all companies. In addition, 93% of reviewers indicated they would recommend Skadden Arps to a friend, perhaps unusual for a company with such traditionally high-stress professions. And while just five employees rated CEO Eric Friedman, his approval rating is 100%.

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