The top 10 highest paying companies of 2016

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Top Paying U.S. Companies In 2016

You probably think you can rattle off all of the jobs that make the most money off the top of your head (doctor, lawyer, etc.).

Year after year, that list may not change all that much. But however much a company decides to pay its employees can vary based on factors from staff, to budget, to performance and everything in between.

Plus, when you factor in companies that offer employee benefits like tips, commission and bonuses, the results are always dynamic year over year.

Glassdoor compiled a list of highest paying companies of 2016, and we pulled the top 10 (The full list of 25 can be found here.)

Think you can guess which companies made the cut for top 10? Click through to see if you're right:

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10. Cadence Design Systems
Median Total Compensation: $150,010
Median Base Salary: $140,000
Industry: Technology

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9. Guidewire 
Median Total Compensation: $150,020
Median Base Salary: $135,000 
Industry: Technology

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8. Boston Consulting Group 
Median Total Compensation: $150,020
Median Base Salary: $147,000 
Industry: Consulting

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7. Amazon Lab126
Median Total Compensation: $150,100
Median Base Salary: $138,700 
Industry: Technology

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6. VMware
Median Total Compensation: $152,133
Median Base Salary: $130,000 
Industry: Technology

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7. Google
Median Total Compensation: $153,750
Median Base Salary: $123,331 
Industry: Technology

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4. McKinsey & Company
Median Total Compensation: $155,000
Median Base Salary: $135,000 
Industry: Consulting 

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3. Juniper Networks
Median Total Compensation: $157,000
Median Base Salary: $135,000 
Industry: Technology

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2. Strategy&
Median Total Compensation: $160,000
Median Base Salary: $147,000 
Industry: Consulting 

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1. A.T. Kearney
Median Total Compensation: $167,534
Median Base Salary: $143,620
Industry: Consulting

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If you noticed that all of the top 10 can be found in one of two industries, you're not the only one.

SEE ALSO: 10 work-from-home jobs that pay around 6 figures

Chief economist at Glassdoor, Andrew Chamberlain, notes:

"This report reinforces that high pay continues to be tied to in-demand skills and higher education, which in part, is why we see several companies on this list among the consulting and technology industries."

Now, take a look at the 10 worst jobs of 2016:

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#10: Firefighter
Score: 626
Annual median salary: $45,970
Growth outlook: 5%

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#9: Taxi Driver
Score: 627
Annual median salary: $23,210
Growth outlook: 13%

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#8: Advertising sales person
Score: 636
Annual median salary: $47,890
Growth outlook: -3%

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#7: Retail sales person
Score: 642
Annual median salary: $21,670
Growth outlook: 7%

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#6: Pest control worker
Score: 665
Annual median salary: $30,660
Growth outlook: -1%

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#5: Enlisted military personnel 
Score: 666
Annual median salary: $27,936
Growth outlook: N/A

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#4: Disc jockey
Score: 667
Annual median salary: $29,010
Growth outlook: -11%

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#3: Broadcaster
Score: 700
Annual median salary: $37,200
Growth outlook: -9%

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#2: Logger
Score: 724
Annual median salary: $35,160
Growth outlook: -4%

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#1: Newspaper reporter
Score: 734
Annual median salary: $37,200
Growth outlook: -9%

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