They say that money doesn’t buy happiness, but it does pay the rent and keeps food in the cupboard. Yet, no one wants to spend endless days chained to a desk for a soul-sucking job just because the pay is high.

Could there actually be jobs that pay well and have an excellent culture with great benefits?

Compensation, culture and career monitoring company Comparatively has delivered a list of companies that do offer such opportunities. Their methodology was to gather ratings from employees anonymously between the dates of September 12, 2017 and September 12, 2018. The best ratings were given to companies based on average salary and on the answers to questions regarding salaries.

Here are the best paying employers in the U.S.

Top paying employers in the category of 500 or more employees

  1. Google (Mountain View, CA)
  2. Facebook (Menlo Park, CA)
  3. Salesforce (San Francisco, CA)
  4. Microsoft (Redmond, WA)
  5. Netflix (Los Gatos, CA)
  6. Apple (Cupertino, CA)

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Top paying employers in the category of less than 500 employees

  1. TripActions (Palo Alto, CA)
  2. Periscope Data (San Francisco, CA)
  3. SendGrid (Denver, CO)
  4. Shipt (Birmingham, AL)
  5. Boostability (Lehi, UT)
  6. Branch Metrics (Palo Alto, CA)

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Notably, the majority of the most highly rated employers is in the tech industry and centered on the Silicon Valley. However, you will find companies headquartered throughout the country on the rest of the list.

Check out their job openings and throw your resume in. You might just find yourself on track to the well-compensated career of your dreams.