Special Report

25 Highest Paying Companies in America

20. Cloudera
> Median total compensation:
$145,000
> Median base salary: $129,500
> Industry: Technology
> Headquarters: Palo Alto, California

Less than 10 years old, Cloudera is a data platform tech company that has become one of the highest paying companies in the United States. The median compensation of a company employee is $145,000 a year, and a senior solutions architect can earn up to $201,000 annually. Cloudera has reported rapid growth in recent years, prompting some to anticipate an IPO in the near future.

19. LinkedIn
> Median total compensation:
$145,000
> Median base salary: $120,000
> Industry: Technology
> Headquarters: Mountain View, California

LinkedIn provides a virtual platform for professionals to connect and network. The company is based in Mountain View, California and is one of the highest paying in the United States. The typical LinkedIn employee earns a base salary of $120,000 annually, far more than the $48,320 the typical American worker earns. LinkedIn employees also tend to be satisfied with their job. The company’s culture and values were among the most frequently cited positive aspects of LinkedIn in Glassdoor reviews.

18. Altera
> Median total compensation:
$147,000
> Median base salary: $134,000
> Industry: Technology
> Headquarters: San Jose, California

Like many successful tech companies based in Silicon Valley, Altera pays exceptionally high salaries in order to attract and retain talent. The typical company worker earns $147,000 annually. It is not uncommon for principal engineers at the company to earn over $250,000. Among the company’s numerous perks, Altera also matches its employees’ 401(k) contributions dollar for dollar. Semiconductor maker Intel Corporation acquired Altera at the end of last year.

17. Synopsys
> Median total compensation:
$148,000
> Median base salary: $130,000
> Industry: Technology
> Headquarters: Mountain View, California

Synopsys is one of the world’s largest software companies. At $148,000 a year, median compensation of the company’s 3,760 U.S. workers is among the highest in the United States. In addition to high salaries, Synopsys employees enjoy negotiable vacation time and a competitive employer 401(k) contribution.

16. SAP
> Median total compensation:
$148,431
> Median base salary: $120,000
> Industry: Technology
> Headquarters: Walldorf, Germany

Despite being headquartered in Germany, SAP employs nearly 13,000 Americans. The typical company employee earns $148,431 annually, one of the highest median salaries of any employer in the United States. Though higher pay does not necessarily lead to job satisfaction, employee satisfaction at SAP is also high. Glassdoor surveys reveal that 84% of company employees would recommend the job to a friend, and 93% approve of CEO Bill McDermott.