An increasing number of high-profile companies are paying employees six-figures, suggesting the "war for talent" is still on. In the U.S., consulting firms and tech companies pay the highest salaries.

That's according to Glassdoor's ranking of the 25 highest-paying companies in America for 2016, released today. A.T. Kearney, a Chicago-based business consulting firm, landing the No. 1 spot, while Google and Facebook ranked Nos. 5 and 12, respectively. Box, the cloud-storage service and former Inc. Company of the Year, also made the cut at No. 14, with a median total salary of $150,000.

The study is based on employee salary reports on Glassdoor's platform over the course of the past year. Only companies with at least 50 salary reports were considered.

Analysts note that tech companies place a high premium on "in-demand" skills, like computer programming, while consulting firms typically reward well-connected individuals with "specialized" knowledge. 

"Salaries are sky-high at consulting companies due to 'barriers of entry' in this field, which refers to employers wanting top consultants to have personal contacts, reputations, and specialized skills and knowledge," said Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor's chief economist, in a statement. "In technology, we continue to see unprecedented salaries as the war for talent is still very active, largely due to the ongoing shortage of highly skilled workers needed."

Here's the list, including the median total compensation at each employer:

  1. A.T. Kearney ($167,534)
  2. Strategy& ($160,000)
  3. Juniper Networks ($157,000)
  4. McKinsey & Company ($155,000)
  5. Google ($153,750)
  6. VMware ($152,133)
  7. Amazon Lab126 ($150,100)
  8. Boston Consulting Group ($150,020)
  9. Guidewire ($150,020)
  10. Cadence Design Systems ($150,010)
  11. Visa ($150,000)
  12. Facebook ($150,000)
  13. Twitter ($150,000)
  14. Box ($150,000)
  15. Walmart eCommerce ($149,000)
  16. SAP ($148,431)
  17. Synopsys ($148,000)
  18. Altera ($147,000)
  19. LinkedIn ($145,000)
  20. Cloudera ($145,000)
  21. Salesforce ($143,750)
  22. Microsoft ($141,000)
  23. F5 Networks ($140,200)
  24. Adobe ($140,000)
  25. Broadcom ($140,000) 

If your startup can't afford to shell out six figures for talent, fear not: Glassdoor research also suggests that salary is not commonly tied to long-term job satisfaction. Rather, what matters most to employees is culture, opportunities for growth, and trust in senior leadership.