Looking for a Pay Raise? These Are America's Best-Paying Companies

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If you want to rake in the big bucks, you should head for Silicon Valley, not Wall Street, according to a new ranking of the highest-paying companies in America. As Thrillist reports, Google, Facebook, and Salesforce are the companies that provide their employees with the best compensation, as seen in the latest data from Comparably, a website that provides anonymous data on corporate compensation and culture.

Below is Comparably's list of the 20 best-paying large companies in the U.S.

1. Google (Mountain View, California)
2. Facebook (Menlo Park, California)
3. Salesforce (San Francisco)
4. Microsoft (Redmond, Washington)
5. Netflix (Los Gatos, California)
6. Apple (Cupertino, California)
7. Accenture (New York City)
8. Cisco (San Jose, California)
9. Intuit (Mountain View, California)
10. Chevron Corporation (San Ramon, California)
11. Bloomberg (New York City)
12. eBay (San Jose, California)
13. T-Mobile (Bellevue, Washington)
14. Hubspot (Cambridge, Massachusetts )
15. LogMeIn (Boston)
16. Zillow (Seattle)
17. Adobe (San Jose, California)
18. LinkedIn (Sunnyvale, California)
19. Zynga (San Francisco)
20. Goldman Sachs (New York City)

As you can see, the nation's best-paying companies are largely concentrated in just a small handful of places in the U.S. Twelve are headquartered in the San Francisco area (even non-tech companies like Chevron), three are in New York City, two are in Boston, and another two are based in the Seattle area. Those high salaries might look a little less attractive once you see what it costs to rent even a one-bedroom apartment in those areas. The vast majority of the companies are in the tech sector, though a few traditionally lucrative fields—like consulting and investment banking—also make a brief appearance.

There's some selection bias in the data, though. The rankings are drawn from anonymous reports from employees submitted to Comparably between September 2017 and September 2018. If no employees at a high-paying company used Comparably, that company wouldn't show up on the list. A 2018 analysis by 24/7 Wall Street that used data from a different compensation-reporting site, PayScale, came up with a significantly different list of companies. In that ranking, the software company VMware—number 25 on Comparably's list—came in at number one. So, there's definitely some wiggle room in the data. To see the full rankings, including the best small and mid-sized companies (meaning fewer than 500 workers) by compensation, head to Comparably.

[h/t Thrillist]

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

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Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Stock Catalog, Flickr // CC BY 2.0

This article contains affiliate links to products selected by our editors. Mental Floss may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.

Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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