The 9 best finance companies to work for in America

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American Express is the best financial company to work for in the US.
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Between commercial and investment banks, insurance providers, and mortgage companies, there’s a wide range of opportunity for work in the financial sector.

But the best finance companies to work for are the ones that offer employees great benefits, a big paycheck, high job satisfaction, and low stress, according to a recent list of the best companies to work for in America by Business Insider and PayScale. (Read a detailed breakdown of how we ranked the companies here.)

For this list, we’ve highlighted the nine best financial services companies from the top-65 best companies to work for. The list includes banking giants like Capital One and American Express as well as niche companies likeUnited Services Automobile Association, or USAA, which provides financial services exclusively to military families.

Keep reading to learn more about the best employers in finance:


9. Capital One Financial

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Headquarters: McLean, Virginia

Experienced median pay: $96,100

High job satisfaction: 66% of employees

The financial services company specializes in banking, credit cards, and home and auto loan services and counts 45,000 employees in the US, Canada, and the UK. Employees at the corporate office in Virginia enjoy a casual atmosphere and are encouraged to take advantage of Capital One’s bevy of benefits, including a healthy living rewards and incentive program.


8. Fidelity National Financial

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Headquarters: Jacksonville, Florida

Experienced median pay: $96,300

High job satisfaction: 73% of employees

Fidelity National Financial – a financial conglomerate comprised of leading mortgage technology and title insurance companies – has a near equal gender breakdown with 51% male and 49% female employees. Despite the demands of working in finance, 25% of employees reported an ability to work remotely and 10% of employees reported that their job is low stress, according to PayScale.


7. Principal Financial Group

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Headquarters: Des Moines, Iowa

Experienced median pay: $71,800

High job satisfaction: 74% of employees

The investment management company specializing in retirement services has a vibrant corporate culture with perks that include no-meeting Fridays, multicultural celebrations, and mentoring programs. Employees also enjoy volunteer time off to work with causes in the local community, with 3,700 employees logging nearly 25,000 hours of service in 2014.


6. New York Life Insurance

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Headquarters: New York, New York

Experienced median pay: $76,000

High job satisfaction: 76% of employees

New York Life Insurance, one of the largest insurance firms in the world, offers a number of programs to support diversity within the company. It has seven employment-resource groups created to promote inclusion and “a sense of collaboration in the community,” including The Women’s Initiative, which fosters career development for the company’s female employees, who comprise 57% of the company.


5. Fannie Mae

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Headquarters: Washington, DC

Experienced median pay: $114,000

High job satisfaction: N/A

The government-sponsored mortgage-servicing giant is headquartered in the country’s capital, with six other regional offices around the country as well. Through the SERVE initiative, employees can take up to 10 paid hours per month to participate in volunteer opportunities. The company even holds an annual week-long event, 7 Days to SERVE, in which the entire company gets involved in charity work. In 2015, it volunteered a total of 11,000 hours.


4. Chubb

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Headquarters: Zurich, Switzerland

Experienced median pay: $85,000

High job satisfaction: 79% of employees

Chubb Ltd. – the resulting company that formed when ACE Ltd. acquired Chubb Corp. in early 2016 – employs about 31,000 peopleworldwide and is one of the largest property and casualty insurers on the planet. Twelve percent of employees at Chubb, which was headquartered in New Jersey before the merger, say that their jobs are low stress, according to PayScale.


3. USAA

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Headquarters: San Antonio, Texas

Experienced median pay: $80,500

High job satisfaction: 83% of employees

The United Services Automobile Association, or USAA, is a financial-services company that offers banking, investing, and insurance to former and current military families. The company emphasizes work-life balancefor employees, and it offers on-site fitness and a wellness clinic, among other amenities, at its San Antonio headquarters.


2. TIAA-CREF

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Headquarters: New York, New York

Experienced median pay: $111,000

High job satisfaction: 74% of employees

To affirm its culture of inclusion, TIAA-CREF – recently simplified to “TIAA” – sponsors severalemployee-resource groupsto help everyone find their place and provide networking opportunities, community outreach, and multicultural awareness. Groups exist for minorities as well as for women, young professionals, and the LGBT community.

Flexibility is a key perk at TIAA, too. More than 40% of employees at the financial- and retirement-services company have the ability to work remotely when they need to, according to PayScale.


1. American Express

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Headquarters: New York, New York

Experienced median pay: $98,800

High job satisfaction: 80% of employees

Credit-card and financial-services titan American Express provides employees benefitslike paid family leave and health insurance, as well as an on-site gym and café at the New York City headquarters. It’s also among the most flexible businesses on our list, with half of employees reporting the ability to work from home, according to PayScale.