These are the highest paying companies in each state

Are you living in the right state to find a high paying job in your field? Well it used to be harder to determine that, but now companies have to be more transparent about employee salaries.

Are you living in the right state to find a high paying job in your field? Well it used to be harder to determine that, but now companies have to be more transparent about employee salaries. As of February public companies are now required to disclose a ratio that compares the salary of their CEO with the pay of their median employee.

Though some of the ratios were very closely aligned with the Economic Policy Institute‘s estimation that CEOs were making as much as 270 times that of their average workers in 2016,  many companies, especially those in California and New Jersey are paying their workers very impressive six-figure salaries. Using data from the labor groud AFL-CIO for companies in the Russell 3000 stock market index, Money put together the best paying companies headquartered in each state.

 

The 10 states with the highest paid companies

1. New Jersey

NRG Yield
Median salary: $964,005

2. California

Geron Corporation
Median Salary: $500,250

3. Nevada

VirnetX Holding Corp
Median salary: $562,062

4. Massachusetts

Infinity Pharmaceuticals
Median salary: $495,513

5. Virginia

Arlington Asset Investment Corp
Median salary: $483,502

6. Michigan

Esperion Therapeutics
Median salary: $409,294

7. New York

Intra-Cellular Therapies
Median salary: $354,916

8. Maryland

Chesapeake Lodging Trust
Median salary: $347,750

9. Texas

Capstead Mortgage Corporation
Median salary: $300,000

10. Utah

Lipocine
Median salary: $299,612

 

 

 

Meredith Lepore|is the Deputy Editor of Ladders and can be reached at mlepore@theladders.com.