Looking for $100,000 Salary? See How Much the Biggest U.S. Companies Pay Workers

The median worker at Google made nearly $300,000 in 2021; at the other end was an Aptiv worker in Mexico who took home $7,400

New York is rolling out a new law requiring employers to list salary ranges on job postings. Similar laws in places such as Colorado aim to even the playing field for applicants. But not everyone is embracing the changes. Illustration: Adele Morgan

Wages for the median workers at the majority of big American companies are higher than they were before the pandemic, with the tight job market helping to lift paydays for many bank tellers, factory workers and software programmers.

Compensation in 2021 for the median worker at 275 companies in the S&P 500 index was higher than in 2019, including 150 companies where it increased 10% or more from 2019, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis. Half as many firms reported their median worker’s 2021 compensation decreased by 10% or more.

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