Yes, it’s important to find a job that offers meaningful work, high job satisfaction, and great benefits. But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice a hefty paycheck.
If you’re looking for a company that pays its employees exceedingly well, you’d best start looking at job ads for consulting or tech. Those are the two sectors that dominated Glassdoor’s annual list of the 25 Highest Paying Companies in America.
“Salaries are sky-high at consulting companies due to ‘barriers of entry’ in this field, which refers to employers wanting top consultants to have personal contacts, reputations, and specialized skills and knowledge,” Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor’s chief economist, said in a prepared statement.
“In technology, we continue to see unprecedented salaries as the war for talent is still very active, largely due to the ongoing shortage of highly skilled workers needed.”
Keep reading to check out the full list of the best places to work where you can also earn a pretty penny.
10. Cadence Design Systems
Median Total Compensation: $150,010
Median Base Salary: $140,000
Cadence Design Systems, headquartered in San Jose, California, is a supplier of electronic design technologies and engineering services in the electronic design automation (EDA) industry. The company develops software used to design chips and printed circuit boards, as well as intellectual properties (IP) covering a broad range of areas, including interfaces, memory, analog, SoC peripherals, dataplane processing units, and verification.
Cadence products primarily target FPGA and ASIC design engineers, and are used to move a design into packaged silicon (ASIC), with products for custom and analog design, digital design, mixed-signal design, verification, and package/PCB design.
To help integrate, verify, and implement complex digital SoCs, there are solutions that encompass design IP, timing analysis and signoff, services, and tools and methodologies. The company also provides products that assist with the development of complete hardware and software platforms that support end applications.