Facebook, Google and McKinsey rank among America's 25 highest-paying companies

Tech companies may be associated with the fattest salaries, but it's consulting firms that claim the first and second spots on this list of the highest-paying companies in America, released today by job search and salary comparison site Glassdoor. To compile this list, Glassdoor selected companies with the highest median total compensation as reported on the site by U.S.-based employees over the past year.

A.T. Kearney and Strategy& top an otherwise tech-heavy list. They offer their workers median total compensation approaching $200,000 per year.

"High pay continues to be tied to in-demand skills and higher education, which in part, is why we see several companies on this list among the consulting and technology industries," says Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor's chief economist.

"Salaries are sky-high at consulting companies," says Chamberlain. "Employers [want] top consultants to have personal contacts, reputations and specialized skills and knowledge. 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."

All of the following companies offer median base salaries of $120,000 or above, and median total compensation (which includes additional forms of compensation like bonuses and commissions) of $140,000 and above.

Here's what you could make if you worked for these employers:

A.T. Kearney Industry: Consulting Median Total Compensation: $175,000Median Base Compensation: $150,000 Strategy&Industry: Consulting Median Total Compensation: $172,000Median Base Compensation: $152,000 VMwareIndustry: TechMedian Total Compensation: $167,050Median Base Compensation: $136,750 SplunkIndustry: Tech Median Total Compensation: $161,010Median Base Compensation: $132,500 Cadence Design SystemsIndustry: Tech Median Total Compensation: $156,702Median Base Compensation: $141,202 Google Industry: Tech Median Total Compensation: $155,250Median Base Compensation: $120,000 Facebook Industry: Tech Median Total Compensation: $155,000Median Base Compensation: $130,000 NVIDIA Industry: Tech Median Total Compensation: $154,000Median Base Compensation: $150,000 McKinsey & CompanyIndustry: Consulting Median Total Compensation: $153,000Median Base Compensation: $140,000 Amazon Lab126 Industry: Tech Median Total Compensation: $152,800Median Base Compensation: $130,400 Juniper Networks Industry: Tech Median Total Compensation: $150,000Median Base Compensation: $138,500 LinkedIn Industry: Tech Median Total Compensation: $150,000Median Base Compensation: $127,000 Salesforce Industry: Tech Median Total Compensation: $150,000Median Base Compensation: $120,000 Dimension Data Industry: Tech Median Total Compensation: $150,000Median Base Compensation: $110,000 Synposys Industry: Tech Median Total Compensation: $148,000Median Base Compensation: $130,000 Informatica Industry: Tech Median Total Compensation: $147,400Median Base Compensation: $125,000 Boston Consulting Group Industry: Consulting Median Total Compensation: $147,015Median Base Compensation: $144,800 BroadcomIndustry: TechMedian Total Compensation: $145,025Median Base Compensation: $130,000 MicrosoftIndustry: TechMedian Total Compensation: $144,000Median Base Compensation: $127,000 Walmart eCommerce Industry: TechMedian Total Compensation: $143,500Median Base Compensation: $124,900 Visa Inc. Industry: FinanceMedian Total Compensation: $142,000Median Base Compensation: $130,000 TwitterIndustry: Tech Median Total Compensation: $142,000Median Base Compensation: $125,000 F5 Networks Industry: Tech Median Total Compensation: $140,555Median Base Compensation: $125,000 Palo Alto Networks Industry: Tech Median Total Compensation: $140,020Median Base Compensation: $124,700 Akamai Industry: TechMedian Total Compensation: $140,000Median Base Compensation: $121,000

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