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The idea of working at Google, Facebook, or other popular tech companies in Silicon Valley captures a lot of people thinking about the high compensation it gives their employees. Although they indeed give much higher than others, they are not the highest in the market. Here are five companies that pay more than $150K a year.

T. Kearney

T. Kearney is a global management firm that was established in 1926. They provide solutions and advice on CEO-centered issues that private, public, and government organizations face. According to Glassdoor, the median salary in this company is $175,000 per year making it the highest in the list.


Strategy& comes on second place in this list with a median salary of $172,000 per year. It is part of Pricewaterhouse Coopers or PwC and serves as its global management consulting arm. Established in 1914 by Edwin G. Booz, it was formerly named Booz Company until PwC acquired it.

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VMware is a tech company owned by Dell. It creates cloud infrastructure and virtualization software to increase business mobility and decrease complexity and cost. Its subsidiaries include AirWatch and Nicira. Working in VMware gives employees a median salary of $167,050 a year.


Splunk is a tech company founded in 2003 and based in San Francisco, California. It is considered as the leading platform that provides Operational Intelligence and produces software that helps companies monitor, analyze, and search big data using a web-style interface. As the fourth highest paying company on this list, Splunk employees get paid a median salary of $161,010 per year.

Cadence Design System

Cadence Design System is one of the leading electronic design automation (EDA) provider and engineering company established in 1988. Aside from designing and providing software and IP services, it also helps companies design and verify systems. The median salary in Cadence is $156,702 a year beating Google and Facebook in fifth spot. Google offers $155,250 per year while Facebook has an annual median salary of $155,00.

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