facebook employees pride parade zuckerbergIf the highest-paying companies in the US are any indication, the war for top talent is on in the tech and consulting industries.

According to Glassdoor’s newest report, several tech, consulting, and finance companies aren’t just ramping up their hiring of highly-skilled, knowledgeable, and educated talent — they’re also all offering their people, on average, six-figure paychecks.

“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,” said Glassdoor Chief Economist Dr. Andrew Chamberlain in a press release.

“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,” he said.

To compile its annual list, jobs and recruiting site Glassdoor identified the 25 companies with the highest median total compensation — which includes base salary and other forms of income like commissions, tips, and bonuses — as reported by US-based employees on the Glassdoor website over the past year.

25. Akamai

Median total compensation: $140,000

Median base compensation: $121,000

Akamai offers a “content delivery network” that helps large websites and media sites run faster.

24. Palo Alto Networks

Median total compensation: $140,020

Median base compensation: $124,700

The cyber-security software maker based in Santa Clara, California, sells a suite of firewalls.

23. F5 Networks

Median total compensation: $140,555

Median base compensation: $125,000

Based in Seattle, F5 Networks sells equipment that makes computer networks, and the applications that run on them, faster and more secure.

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Source: http://www.thisisinsider.com/highest-paying-us-companies-2017-4