The 10 highest-paying finance companies in the US in 2017

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If the sky-high salaries at the highest-paying companies in the US are any indication, tech companies are leading the charge in the war for talent.

But another industry, finance, isn’t too far behind.

According to Glassdoor, which sifted through its database of salaries, commissions, tips, and bonuses as reported by US-based employees over the past year, 10 finance companies have some of the highest median total compensation out there.

They are:


10. Fannie Mae

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Glassdoor

Median total compensation: $120,000

Median base compensation: $113,000

The Federal National Mortgage Association is a US government-sponsored enterprise that provides financial products and services that increase the availability and affordability of housing for low, moderate, and middle-income Americans.


9. Dun & Bradstreet

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Glassdoor

Median total compensation: $122,508

Median base compensation: $93,000

The business services company headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, specializes in finance, operations, and sales and marketing products and services.


8. Société Générale

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Reuters/Benoit Tessier

Median total compensation: $123,000

Median base compensation: $113,500

The French multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in Paris specializes in investment banking, global finance, and global markets.


7. PayPal

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Thomson Reuters

Median total compensation: $124,348

Median base compensation: $113,000

Based in Palo Alto, California, PayPal operates an online payments system that supports online money transfers.


6. Barclays

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REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Median total compensation: $125,000

Median base compensation: $112,500

The British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London provides personal banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, and wealth and investment management services.


5. BNP Paribas

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REUTERS/Yves Herman

Median total compensation: $128,000

Median base compensation: $112,500

The French multinational bank employs close to 200,000 people around the globe.


4. Macquarie Group

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Glassdoor

Median total compensation: $130,000

Median base compensation: $100,000

The global investment banking and diversified financial services group based in Sydney, Australia, offers advisory, trading, asset management, and retail financial services.


3. Mastercard

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Glassdoor

Median total compensation: $130,000

Median base compensation: $112,000

The multi-national financial-services corporation headquartered in Purchase, New York, facilitates electronic funds transfers, mainly through its Mastercard-branded credit, debit, and prepaid cards.


2. Intuit

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Glassdoor

Median total compensation: $136,000

Median base compensation: $120,000

Intuit is a business and financial software company based in Mountain View, California.


1. Visa

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Glassdoor

Median total compensation: $142,000

Median base compensation: $130,000

The global financial-services corporation based in Foster City, California, facilitates electronic funds transfers, mainly through its Visa-branded credit, debit, and prepaid cards.