What Glassdoor’s List of Highest Paying Companies Says About Today’s Economy

Glassdoor, a site that tracks and analyzes career-related data, released its list of the top 25 highest-paying companies in the U.S. by highest median salary. The list says as much about the economy as it does about individual companies. Of the 25 companies, 20 are in the technology sector, with four consulting firms and a finance company rounding out the list. Software developers are as in-demand as ever and the salaries they command reflect that. The list also provides an indicator of the long-term success of our program: of those 25 companies, Hack Reactor grads work or have worked at 11 of them.

The reason that technology jobs pay so well comes down to tremendous demand and not enough supply.

“In technology,” explains Glassdoor chief economist Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, “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.” While learning the basics of coding can be done through a variety of free online tutorials, there is still a dearth of engineers that can build high quality apps and websites.

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Glassdoor's research provides valuable insights into economic trends.

The top 25 highest paying companies in the U.S. include some of the most recognizable names in the technology world, including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, Salesforce, LinkedIn, Adobe and Amazon Lab126, which is Amazon’s division that builds consumer products like the Kindle and Alexa. Of those, we have seen many of our grads join the teams at Google, Adobe, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Amazon and Salesforce. 

Our hiring network has over 300 companies, and they range from the top paying companies on the list, to startups where everyone is expected to wear many hats. This helps our hiring and outcomes teams find matches between graduates and companies that work for everyone. Our graduates have a diverse range of desires and career plans, and these are reflected in their priorities during the job search. After all, our ultimate goal is to empower our students to get what they want out of their careers.

For those interested in software development, there has never been a better time to learn the skills that the highest-paying firms are looking for. Apply to Hack Reactor or any school in the Reactor Core network today.

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