How Much, approach to mapping the best companies for average compensation reveals several key insights about the American economy. For one, you can see which professions tend to pay the most in different parts of the country. For example, there are two obvious clusters of yellow states across the Northern Plains and the Deep South these states have several energy companies with extremely high-paying salaries. The same can be said about health companies (like pharmaceutical and insurance companies) across the country’s midsection.
How Much map also highlights a few surprises. For instance, a bank is the highest paying employer in both Alaska and Montana, not an energy company as one might initially expect. And in California, a health company called Geron pays its average employees better than any of the Silicon Valley giants. But keep in mind there are significant differences between the companies on our map.
At the high-end, NRG Yield average pay is $964k, and on the low-end, Union Bankshares from Vermont pays only $39,346. One reason for these discrepancies and surprises could be that, since it’s a new rule, companies are still releasing their figures; our data might change.
10 Highest-Paying Companies In America 2018
Lipocine is a specialty pharmaceutical company developing innovative pharmaceutical products for use in men’s and women’s health using its proprietary drug delivery technologies. Lipocine product development pipeline entails repositioning of established drugs with significantly improved patient compliance through an efficient 505(b)(2) regulatory pathway strategy.
9. Capstead Mortgage Corporation
Formed in 1985 and based in Dallas, Texas, Capstead is a self-managed real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes. The Company earns income from investing in a leveraged portfolio of residential adjustable-rate mortgage (“ARM”) pass-through securities issued and guaranteed by government-sponsored enterprises, either Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, or by an agency of the federal government, Ginnie Mae.
Industry: Real Estate
8. Chesapeake Lodging Trust
Chesapeake Lodging Trust, incorporated on June 12, 2009, is a real estate investment trust. The Company is focused on investments primarily in upper-upscale hotels in various business and convention markets and, on a selective basis, select-service hotels in urban settings or other locations in the United States. The Company operates through the hotel ownership segment.
Industry: Real Estate
7. Intra-Cellular Therapies
Intra-Cellular Therapies is a biopharmaceutical company developing novel drugs, leveraging technology from the lab of Nobel laureate Dr. Paul Greengard, for the treatment of neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases. The Company is developing its lead drug candidate, Lumateperone, a first-in-class molecule, which is in Phase 3 clinical development for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar depression, and agitation associated with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.
States: New York
6. Esperion Therapeutics
Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. is a public, American pharmaceutical company focused on the development of a first-in-class, orally available, small molecule designed to significantly lower elevated levels of LDL-C – with the reduced potential for muscle-related side effects associated with statin use.
5. Arlington Asset Investment Corp
Arlington Asset Investment Corp is a principal investment firm that acquires and holds a levered portfolio of residential mortgage-backed securities, consisting of agency MBS and private-label MBS.
4. Infinity Pharmaceuticals
Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops medicines for people with cancer in the United States. Its product candidate is IPI-549, an orally administered clinical-stage immuno-oncology product candidate that inhibits the enzyme phosphoinositide-3-kinase-gamma (PI3K-gamma), which is in Phase 1/1b clinical study
3. Geron Corporation
Geron Corporation is a biotechnology company located in Menlo Park, California, which specializes in developing and commercializing therapeutic products for cancer that inhibit telomerase.
2. VirnetX Holding Corp
VirnetX is a company founded by former engineers and executives from Science Applications International Corporation which developed security technology for the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies.
1. NRG Yield
NRG Yield, Inc., incorporated on December 20, 2012, is a holding company. The Company’s segments include Conventional Generation, Renewables, Thermal, and Corporate. The Company’s businesses are segregated based on conventional power generation, renewable businesses, which consist of solar and wind, and the thermal and chilled water business.
States: New Jersey