Special Report

America's Highest Paying Companies

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20. Amazon
> Average salary: $100,000
> Headquarters: Seattle, WA
> Industry: e-commerce

One of the largest companies in the world, Amazon reported $232.9 billion in revenue in 2018. Though some have criticized the e-commerce giant. Though some have criticized the e-commerce giant over the low wages of its warehouse employees, the average pay for a full-time salaried worker at Amazon is $100,000 a year. For comparison, the average job in the United States pays $38,640.

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19. Pegasystems
> Average salary: $104,000 (tied)
> Headquarters: Cambridge, MA
> Industry: Software

Pegasystems is a Massachusetts-based technology company that produces customer engagement and digital process automation software. As a software company, Pegasystems pays many of its employees relatively high salaries. Software developers and information systems managers rank among the highest paying jobs in America.

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18. Bloomberg
> Average salary: $104,000 (tied)
> Headquarters: New York, NY
> Industry: Financial/media

Though New York City is America’s financial hub, Bloomberg is the only company in the Big Apple to rank among the country’s 20 highest paying companies. In order to maintain the Bloomberg Terminal — a financial software banks and financial firms use — the company employs software engineers and developers as well as data analysts, many of whom make six-figure salaries.

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17. Cisco
> Average salary: $104,000 (tied)
> Headquarters: San Jose, CA
> Industry: Technology

Like many other large tech companies, Cisco, the networking equipment and cyber security giant, is headquartered in Silicon Valley — more specifically, San Jose. As incomes in Silicon Valley have increased, the area has become one of the most expensive places to live in the country. Cisco and other high-tech companies in that region of California must be willing to pay their employees accordingly, driving up the company’s average salary.

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16. Netflix
> Average salary: $104,000 (tied)
> Headquarters: Los Gatos, CA
> Industry: Media

Netflix is America’s most popular streaming service. The company, which used to mail DVDs to subscribers, now creates its own original movies and shows for its estimated 139 million subscribers. Between employing creative workers that shoot, write, direct, and star in its programming to software engineers that maintain and develop the streaming service, Netflix pays its salaried employees an average of $104,000 per year.

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