Using a database with more than 18 million employer reviews, Indeed.com, a job search site, came up with the top companies offering the best pay and benefits. Topping the list is Costco, with more than 10,000 employees with generous wages. In 2016, Costco increased the minimum wage for workers from $13 to $13.50 (the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour). Additionally, the average full-time cashier has a starting salary of $27,906, which can rise to $54,000 within five years, depending on the location.
When it comes to benefits, full and part-time workers are eligible for healthcare, dental care, vision coverage, an employee stock purchase plan, and 401(k)s that receive a 50-cent match on every dollar for the first $1,000.
Kaiser Permanente, Verizon, Fed Ex and Apple rounded out the top 5.