25 Highest Paying Companies in America

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25. Broadcom
> Median total compensation:
$140,000
> Median base salary: $130,000
> Industry: Technology
> Headquarters: Irvine, California

Semiconductor company Broadcom pays its employees very well. The typical Broadcom employee earns $140,000 annually, including bonus pay. Like the vast majority of America’s top paying companies, Broadcom operates in the technology sector. Broadcom completed a $37 billion merger with Avago Technologies this year. The new company, Broadcom Limited, is expected to increase profitability and growth by reducing costs under the new arrangement. The company already announced plans to cut nearly 700 jobs in Irvine, California.

24. Adobe
> Median total compensation:
$140,000
> Median base salary: $125,000
> Industry: Technology
> Headquarters: San Jose, California

Like a number of other employers paying the highest salaries in America, Adobe is a Silicon Valley-based technology company. Jobs in the technology industry tend to require relatively high levels of education, and the associated skill sets are not only in short supply but also extremely valuable. A typical employee at the software and digital marketing company earns $140,000 annually — one of the 25 highest wages of any U.S. company.

23. F5 Networks
> Median total compensation:
$140,200
> Median base salary: $120,500
> Industry: Technology
> Headquarters: Seattle, Washington

F5 Networks is a software development company. The typical F5 Networks employee earns $140,200 annually. Principal software engineers at the company earn as much as $283,000 a year. Headquartered in Seattle, the company is growing rapidly. Founded just two decades ago, F5 Networks is now worth $7.1 billion. F5 recently leased an additional 20,000 square feet of office space in order to accommodate its growing business and new hires.

22. Microsoft
> Median total compensation:
$141,000
> Median base salary: $125,000
> Industry: Technology
> Headquarters: Redmond, Washington

Co-founded by Bill Gates more than four decades ago, Microsoft is now a multibillion dollar corporation that employs some 118,000 people. Microsoft is one of the most successful and influential companies in the United States, and its employees are among the country’s most highly compensated workers. The typical Microsoft employee earns a base salary of $125,000 annually, well above the annual average wage for occupations across the U.S. of $48,320.

21. Salesforce
> Median total compensation:
$143,750
> Median base salary: $120,000
> Industry: Technology
> Headquarters: San Francisco, California

Salesforce sells software designed to promote sales and expand customer bases. Based on Glassdoor reviews, Salesforce employees are both well-paid and seem relatively satisfied. A typical company employee earns $143,750 annually, one of the highest median salaries of any U.S. company. Workers also have faith in corporate leadership as the company’s CEO and co-founder Marc Benioff received a 97% approval rating from his employees.