25 Highest Paying Companies in America

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15. Walmart eCommerce
> Median total compensation:
$149,000
> Median base salary: $126,000
> Industry: Technology
> Headquarters: San Bruno, California

Walmart has become infamous in the United States for its low wages. Yet, the retail giant’s online department, Walmart eCommerce, is one of the highest paying companies in the country. Walmart must offer competitive wages to attract the top talent necessary to run its technology arm, Dobroski noted. In its most recent financial report, the company stated it would invest more than $1 billion in its e-commerce websites and mobile applications in fiscal 2017. Walmart eCommerce is based in San Bruno, California, among the collection of cities known as Silicon Valley.

14. Box
> Median total compensation:
$150,000
> Median base salary: $130,000
> Industry: Technology
> Headquarters: Redwood City, California

Employees at cloud storage company Box are among the most highly compensated in the country, with a typical worker earning $150,000 a year. Salaries in the company are often much higher, with some senior software engineers reporting total earnings of over $300,000 a year. Like many of the highest paying U.S. companies, Box is a tech outfit based in Silicon Valley, California.

13. Twitter
> Median total compensation:
$150,000
> Median base salary: $133,000
> Industry: Technology
> Headquarters: San Francisco, California

With more than 316 million active users, Twitter is one of the largest social media platforms in the world. Twitter employees are also among the highest paid workers in country. Including bonus pay, the typical Twitter employee earns $150,000 per year. While high salaries do not necessarily translate to employee satisfaction, most Twitter employees like their job. Employees at the social media giant praise the company’s culture and values, and nearly three out of every four reviewers would recommend their job to a friend.

12. Facebook
> Median total compensation:
$150,000
> Median base salary: $127,406
> Industry: Technology
> Headquarters: Menlo Park, California

Social media websites such as Facebook are now more popular avenues for finding news than search methods such as Google. Like many other technology companies, Facebook is known not just for the high employee pay but also for the perks. The company provides worker-exclusive amenities such as restaurants, barber shops, and even dog sitting services. The company has also been hiring aggressively. As of the first quarter of last year, Facebook employed 48% more employees than it did the year before, far faster than its competitors.

11. Visa
> Median total compensation:
$150,000
> Median base salary: $130,000
> Industry: Finance
> Headquarters: Foster City, California

The financial sector is often associated with large pay checks. While this is certainly true for many jobs in the industry, the list of America’s highest paying companies contains only one finance industry firm. A typical Visa employee earns $150,000 annually, the 11th highest median salary of U.S. companies reviewed. The highest paid workers are not always the most satisfied. Of employee reviews on Glassdoor, only 40% would recommend a job at Visa to a friend.