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InfoShot: Tech companies rule high-paying US companies

It’s probably not that surprising that 20 out of the 25 top-paying US companies are all technology companies, according to data provided to recruiting site Glassdoor. In compiling the report for the top-paying companies in the US, Glassdoor used a mix of reports provided anonymously and voluntarily by employees. According to Glassdoor, the site did not just look at base compensation but also “commissions, tips, bonuses” in the past year.

The report revealed some interesting findings. Three of the top four in the list are consulting companies. Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are outside the top ten while some lesser known names like Cadence Design Systems and Guidewire are in the top ten.  

Surprisingly, Walmart came in at number 15 offering a median total compensation of $150,000 just above SAP that offers $148, 431. Walmart is well known for paying its staff low wages, but according to a Forbes article, due to stiff competition from other retailers, it has made its eCommerce presence a “top priority” in its business strategy. This would explain why it’s willing to go the extra mile to pay big bucks to recruit and retain top talent.

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Ayesha Salim is Staff Writer at IDG Connect

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