The $100,000 annual salary long has been the gold standard for having made it in America, even if you don’t get to keep nearly that much by the time it’s all said and done.
However, for several companies, $100,000 a year isn’t a goal you have to work toward for years — it’s the norm. A closer look at Fortune’s 2018 list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” reveals there are dozens of corporations where you can expect to clear six figures just by occupying the most common position at that company, making that big payday all the more possible for the people working there.
Click through to see which companies are offering their employees the most.
Alliance Data Systems
Most Common Job: Developer
Total Pay: $100,366
Openings as of February 2018: 901
Alliance Data Systems is a data-driven marketing firm that’s focused on customer loyalty programs. Based in Plano, Texas, the company employs more than 15,000 people, and pay for its developers averages a cool $100,366 after bonuses, the sort of perk that can instill loyalty in your workforce.
Most Common Job: Retail Store Manager
Total Pay: $101,385
Openings as of February 2018: 744
The six-figure average salary for the managers of REI stores, which offer recreational equipment to outdoor enthusiasts, is part of why the Kent, Wash.-based company was one of the 19 companies that pay way more than you think.
Most Common Job: Market Area Manager
Total Pay: $105,585
Openings as of February 2018: 878
Based in Southfield, Mich., Credit Acceptance employs 1,800 people and provides financing programs and related products to auto dealerships. Among the perks offered by the company is the option to telecommute.
Most Common Job: Clinical Nurse Manager
Total Pay: $105,936
Openings as of February 2018: 1,558
OhioHealth is a nonprofit network of healthcare providers and hospitals based in Columbus, Ohio. With an average salary of $105,936, the company is making sure its workers are happy with their employer.
Most Common Job: Sr. Programmer Analyst
Total Pay: $105,953
Openings as of February 2018: 3,831
The nearly 43,000 employees of St. Louis-based financial services firm Edward Jones can enjoy a high average salary, and there are nearly 4,000 open positions at the company.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Most Common Job: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Total Pay: $106,555
Openings as of February 2018: 421
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is a nonprofit pediatric care system located in, well, Atlanta. It was founded in 1915 with two rented cottages and just 20 beds and now is among the companies that pay top dollar.
Most Common Job: Project Management
Total Pay: $108,190
Openings as of February 2018: 103
Dallas-based TDIndustries is a construction and technologies firm that is 100 percent employee-owned and offers up to $10,000 in tuition reimbursement.
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American Fidelity Assurance
Most Common Job: Sales
Total Pay: $109,538
Openings as of February 2018: 387
A provider of supplemental benefits, American Fidelity Assurance is a relatively small Oklahoma City company, employing just 1,826 people and looking to add fewer than 400 more.
Southern Ohio Medical Center
Most Common Job: Nurse Manager
Total Pay: $110,481
Openings as of February 2018: 135
Based in Portsmouth, Ohio, the Southern Ohio Medical Center focuses on promoting talent from within its own ranks. Every executive has held a different position within the company.
Baptist Health South Florida
Most Common Job: Nurse Practitioner 1
Total Pay: $113,546
Openings as of February 2018: 1,116
Baptist Health South Florida, based in Coral Gables, is a nonprofit healthcare network with eight hospitals and more than 50 outpatient and urgent-care facilities. The company handles over 1.5 million patient visits a year. Nurse practitioners enjoy a high-level of job security and a nice, six-figure salary.
Most Common Job: Sales Representative
Total Pay: $117,577
Openings as of February 2018: 583
Midvale, Utah-based CHG Healthcare should know a thing or two about the importance of quality employees: It’s a healthcare staffing provider.
Most Common Job: Supervisor Terminal Shift
Total Pay: $118,191
Openings as of February 2018: 58
San Antonio’s NuStar Energy not only is among the list of companies that pay well, it also has a “no layoff” policy.
Texas Health Resources
Most Common Job: Manager 1, Nursing
Total Pay: $118,352
Openings as of February 2018: 1,154
Faith-based nonprofit health system Texas Health Resources, headquartered in Arlington, provides care at 29 hospitals in its primary service area of 16 North-Central Texas counties.
Most Common Job: Senior Consultant
Total Pay: $120,414
Openings as of February 2018: 4,854
Accounting and employment services firm Deloitte, with U.S. headquarters in New York City, ranked No. 11 on Fortune’s Best Places to Work study, and there’s a good chance you could take advantage: There were nearly 5,000 openings as of February.
The most common position at the company — senior consultant — offers an average total pay of just over $120,000 a year, according to data from Glassdoor.
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Publix Super Markets
Most Common Job: Store Manager
Total Pay: $121,323
Openings as of February 2018: 6,790
Not only is Lakeland, Fla.-based Publix Super Markets offering an average salary of more than $120,000 to its store managers after bonuses, it’s trying to make a good impression with the public as well: Last year the company pledged $35.5 million to the United Way. If you’re interested in charitable donations, Publix definitely is one of the most prestigious companies to work for.
Capital One Financial
Most Common Job: Senior Software Engineer
Total Pay: $122,812
Openings as of February 2018: 1,500
Capital One Financial is a diversified bank based in McLean, Va., with $243.7 billion in deposits and $365.7 billion in total assets. There are plenty of high-paying bank jobs at this company, but the most common position — senior software engineer — pulls in an average of more than $120,000, according to Glassdoor.
Most Common Job: Senior Developer
Total Pay: $128,812
Openings as of February 2018: 991
This American subsidiary of a German business-software provider has nearly 20,000 employees and more than $26 billion in revenue.
Most Common Job: Consultant
Total Pay: $128,911
Openings as of February 2018: 1,182
This Seattle-based company can count more than half of Fortune 100 companies — and a third of the Fortune 500 list — among its clients. The company is looking to grow quickly: Those 1,182 openings would be a 27 percent increase in the company’s current workforce.
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Most Common Job: Senior Diabetes Care Specialist
Total Pay: $132,773
Openings as of February 2018: 393
Danish healthcare company Novo Nordisk has 42,000 employees across 77 countries, and the American arm of the firm employs more than 4,600 of them.
Most Common Job: Associate
Total Pay: $135,787
Openings as of February 2018: 11
The 130-year-old Memphis-based law firm of Baker Donelson has 1,484 employees, including 750 attorneys and public policy advisers.
Most Common Job: Manager/Director
Total Pay: $141,751
Openings as of February 2018: 620
Private, nonprofit healthcare provider Scripps Health has U.S. News & World Report’s top-ranked hospitals in the San Diego region.
Most Common Job: Mortgage Banker
Total Pay: $146,575
Openings as of February 2018: 704
Detroit-based Quicken Loans not only pays its mortgage bankers an average of almost $150,000, it employs more than 15,000 people.
BayCare Health System
Most Common Job: Clinical Pharmacists
Total Pay: $150,538
Openings as of February 2018: 2,187
The second Florida-headquartered nonprofit healthcare system on this list, Clearwater-based BayCare Health System serves patients with its 15 hospitals in Central Florida.
Most Common Job: Senior Software Engineer
Total Pay: $152,290
Openings as of February 2018: 397
The maker of Mint, TurboTax and QuickBooks is based in Mountain View, Calif., and employs more than 6,000 people. The company’s average senior software engineers must enjoy checking their personal finance on Mint because they’re making more than $150,000 a year, according to data from Glassdoor.
Most Common Job: Computer Scientist, Software Development
Total Pay: $158,183
Openings as of February 2018: 1,500
The fact that the most common type of employee at the San Jose, Calif.-based company is earning an average of $158,183 a year probably means smiles don’t need to be Photoshopped into the company photo.
Most Common Job: Software Engineering SMTS
Total Pay: $158,472
Openings as of February 2018: 12,241
San Francisco-based Salesforce is ranked fifth in average salary, but it is Fortune’s top-ranked company to work for overall. Maybe because the company offers great benefits without requiring a degree.
Most Common Job: Project/Program Manager
Total Pay: $160,848
Openings as of February 2018: 330
San Rafael, Calif.-based information technology company Autodesk doesn’t log sick days and lets employees bring their dogs to work. If you consider Fido a part of your family, you might consider Autodesk as one of the companies with the best benefits.
Most Common Job: Junior E&P PetroTechnical Professional
Total Pay: $172,575
Openings as of February 2018: 62
Making Fortune’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” should make Devon Energy executives feel good about the work they’re doing. Coming in at No. 92 despite having the third-highest average salary for its most common position, though, might indicate there’s still work to do.
Most Common Job: Clinical Specialist
Total Pay: $182,913
Openings as of February 2018: 847
This South San Francisco-based biotech firm has been in business for over 40 years and is a member of the Roche Group. The company was named one of the top 50 companies for diversity by DiversityInc in 2017 — indicating that there are plenty of high-paying jobs for both men and women.
Most Common Job: Associate
Total Pay: $229,606
Openings as of February 2018: 94
The top company for the average salary in its most common position also is the only one that cleared the $200,000-a-year mark. Perkins Coie is an international law firm based in Seattle.
Disclaimer: Total pay is based on the combined averages for base pay (salary) and extra compensation (bonuses). All figures are according to Fortune, unless otherwise noted. Images for American Fidelity Assurance, BayCare Health South Florida, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Credit Acceptance, Quicken Loans, Scripps Health, Slalom and TDIndustries are representational.
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Joel Anderson is a business and finance writer with over a decade of experience writing about the wide world of finance. Based in Los Angeles, he specializes in writing about the financial markets, stocks, macroeconomic concepts and focuses on helping make complex financial concepts digestible for the retail investor.