Special Report

This Is the Best Company To Work for in Kansas

As many Americans spend the bulk of their waking hours at work, job satisfaction is an important component of their overall happiness. Job satisfaction depends on factors like pay, benefits, work-life balance, stability, office environment, management, and many others.

Companies often struggle to strike the right balance between these numerous factors. Yet there are businesses across the country in which employees are satisfied with their salary, office environment, and the performance of the company, making them very desirable places to work.

The best companies to work for jobs are often in career fields like technology, oil and gas, law, and health care. It is no coincidence that jobs in these fields tend to pay relatively high wages. Successful companies in these sectors can have annual revenues in the billions, which allows the businesses to pay highly sought-after workers top dollar and to provide them great benefits as well. These are America’s highest paying companies.

Each company on this list pays its employees competitive wages, at least relative to other competitors and local businesses. While some larger companies in wealthier states may pay the average worker a six-figure salary, that money may not go as far as $80,000 in more rural areas. This is the income it takes to be considered rich in every state.

Medical facility Stormont Vail Health ranks as the best company to work for headquartered in Kansas. It is one of several health care companies on this list. Stormont Vail Health received a 9.9/10 score for its salaries. The average employee earns over $50,000 per year, much higher than other nearby competitors like MU Health, Saint Luke’s Health System, and more. On job review site Glassdoor, 79% of workers said they would recommend working at Stormont Vail Health, and 98% approve of CEO Randy Peterson.

To determine the best company to work for in every state, 24/7 Wall St. used index rankings from career resource site Zippia. Zippia’s Best Companies to Work For rankings are based on various metrics measuring salary, company financial health, and diversity. Companies were only considered the best to work for in a given state if they were headquartered in the state. Data on corporate headquarters, employee counts, annual revenue, and founding date came from Zippia and various corporate websites. Data was collected on Jan. 19, 2021.

State Company Headquarters Employees Founded
Alabama Mercedes Benz US International Vance, AL 4,000 1993
Alaska ASRC Energy Services Anchorage, AK 1,500 1985
Arizona Cable ONE Phoenix, AZ 2,000 1986
Arkansas Murphy Oil El Dorado, AR 1,294 1944
California Chevron San Ramon, CA 44,679 1879
Colorado Woodward Fort Collins, CO 6,852 1870
Connecticut Starwood Capital Group Greenwich, CT 990 1991
Delaware AstraZeneca Wilmington, DE 61,100 1999
Florida Planet Hollywood Orlando, FL 5,000 1991
Georgia King & Spalding Atlanta, GA 1,927 1885
Hawaii Matson Urban Honolulu, HI 1,925 1882
Idaho Micron Technology Boise, ID 31,400 1978
Illinois Baker McKenzie Chicago, IL 5,325 1949
Indiana Eli Lilly and Company Indianapolis, IN 40,655 1876
Iowa CRST International Cedar Rapids, IA 5,960 1955
Kansas Stormont Vail Health Topeka, KS 5,200 1884
Kentucky Lexmark Lexington, KY 14,000 1991
Louisiana PHI Lafayette, LA 2,449 1949
Maine WEX South Portland, ME 3,500 1983
Maryland Nuclear Regulatory Commission Rockville, MD 3,186 1974
Massachusetts Bain & Company Boston, MA 8,000 1973
Michigan Diplomat Pharmacy Flint, MI 1,782 1975
Minnesota Xcel Energy Minneapolis, MN 11,075 2000
Mississippi University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson, MS 9,000 1955
Missouri Jack Henry & Associates Monett, MO 6,511 1976
Montana Sun Mountain Lumber Deer Lodge, MT 175 2004
Nebraska Gavilon Omaha, NE 1,681 2008
Nevada NV Energy Las Vegas, NV 2,500 1928
New Hampshire C&S Wholesale Grocers Keene, NH 17,000 1918
New Jersey Zoetis Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ 9,200 1952
New Mexico Presbyterian Healthcare Services Albuquerque, NM 11,000 1908
New York Hess New York, NY 2,075 1933
North Carolina Honeywell Charlotte, NC 131,000 1906
North Dakota Basin Electric Power Cooperative Bismarck, ND 2,300 1961
Ohio Jones Day Cleveland, OH 4,775 1893
Oklahoma Devon Energy Oklahoma City, OK 2,900 1971
Oregon Oregon Pacific Building Products Wilsonville, OR 800 1977
Pennsylvania Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Philadelphia, PA 3,446 1873
Rhode Island CVS Health Woonsocket, RI 295,000 1963
South Carolina Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company Columbia, SC 1,300 1939
South Dakota Wellmark Sioux Falls, SD 1,878 1939
Tennessee Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge, TN 4,750 1943
Texas Exxon Mobil Irving, TX 71,100 1870
Utah CHG Healthcare Midvale, UT 953 1979
Vermont Orvis Sunderland, VT 1,700 1856
Virginia Alion Science and Technology Corporation McLean, VA 2,619 1936
Washington John L. Scott Bellevue, WA 3,000 1931
West Virginia Cabell Huntington Hospital Huntington, WV 2,581 1956
Wisconsin S. C. Johnson & Son Racine, WI 13,000 1886
Wyoming Cloud Peak Energy Gillette, WY 1,200 2009