Apr 21, 2016 02:22 AM EDT

The Top 20 Companies That Pay The Highest Salaries In 2016

You won't have a hard time looking for high paying jobs in this world. But most often there's a catch. Most of these high paying jobs involve a high degree of stress.

An average air traffic controller makes about $140,000 a year but you can just imagine how stressful that job could be. There is another job that pays higher - and with it, more stress. This job is that of a submarine cook which pays $187,000 a year.

If you don't want that kind of stress and still you want to earn more than the average fellow, then look at this list. It compiles the top 20 companies that pay more than the average - without the kind of stress associated with the two job examples cited above.

1. A.T. Kearney

Median overall compensation: $167,534

Average base salary: $143,620

 2. Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company)

Median overall compensation: $160,000

Average base salary: $147,000

 3. Juniper Networks

Median overall compensation: $157,000

Average base salary: $135,000

 4. McKinsey & Company

Median overall compensation: $155,000

Average base salary: $135,000

5. Google

Median overall compensation: $153,750

Average base salary: $123,331

 6. VMware

Median overall compensation: $152,133

Average base salary: $130,000

 7. Amazon Lab126

Median overall compensation: $150,100

Average base salary: $138,700

 8. Boston Consulting Group

Median overall compensation: $150,020

Average base salary: $147,000

 9. Guidewire

Median overall compensation: $150,020

Average base salary: $135,000

 10. Cadence Design Systems

Median overall compensation: $150,010

Average base salary: $140,000

 11. Visa

Median overall compensation: $150,000

Average base salary: $130,000

 12. Facebook

Median overall compensation: $150,000

Average base salary: $127,406

 13. Twitter

Median overall compensation: $150,000

Average base salary: $133,000

 14. Box

Median overall compensation: $150,000

Average base salary: $130,000

 15. Walmart eCommerce

Median overall compensation: $149,000

Average base salary: $126,000

 16. SAP

Median overall compensation: $148,431

Average base salary: $120,000

 17. Synopsys

Median overall compensation: $148,000

Average base salary: $130,000

 18. Altera

Median overall compensation: $147,000

Average base salary: $134,000

 19. LinkedIn

Median overall compensation: $145,000

Average base salary: $120,000

 20. Cloudera

Median overall compensation: $145,000

Average base salary: $129,500

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