Earning a six-figure salary remains a hallmark of success in America, especially as many workers are struggling after almost two decades of stagnating wages.
Median household income stood at $56,500 in 2014, which is still 2.4 percent below what the typical household earned at the peak in 1999. That may be one reason the competition is tougher than ever to secure a top-paying job, especially at companies that earn high marks for benefits, culture and investment in their employees.
Employment site Glassdoor has crunched the numbers on salaries at the 50 companies it recently ranked as the best places to work, and it discovered 11 diverse jobs that provide annual pay of at least $100,000. While the jobs range from tech-focused careers to marketing, they all share one thing in common: They require either a college degree or an advanced degree.
"That's a reason why these jobs pay so highly, because the number of people who are actually qualified is fairly low," said Glassdoor spokeswoman Allison Berry. "These companies are competitive to work for, especially after being named the best to work for, but that doesn't mean that job seekers should be hesitant to apply. There are a lot of different job opportunities at these companies, and at a lot of different locations."
The companies tend to invest in corporate culture, provide excellent benefits and provide job growth and career opportunities.
"Not only can you work for a company that's really great, you can get paid really well," Berry said. Read on to learn about 11 jobs that pay at least $100,000 at some of America's best employers.