Below are lists of good local employers and jobs that offer the most compensation and/or are the most marketable.  These are both good resources to consider when choosing a career.

Top employers in 2018

America’s best employer for 2018 is a company that employs thousands of Americans but is headquartered in France, according to Forbes’ annual rankings of the best employers in the country. The rankings of America’s best large employers placed tire manufacturer Michelin at the top of the list while the grocery chain Trader Joe’s took the No. 2 spot and Google came in at No. 3.

Forbes’ rankings were released on Tuesday, May 1, and include 500 companies that have more than 5,000 employees. Twenty-one companies on the list are based in Pennsylvania, with the highest-ranked being Penn Medical of Philadelphia, which came in sixth.

Here are all the Pennsylvania companies that made the list:

  • Penn Medical (6), Philadelphia (health care)
  • SAP (19), Newton Square (software)
  • Boscov’s (34), Reading (retail)
  • Sheetz (42), Altoona (retail)
  • Penske Logistics (72), Reading (transportation)
  • Desntsply Sirona (75), York (health care equipment)
  • Wawa (126), Wawa (retail)
  • PDL Utilities (136), Allentown (utilities)
  • Vanguard Financial Services (142), Valley Forge (financial services)
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (172), Philadelphia (health care)
  • ICON (200), North Wales (drugs and biotechnology)
  • IKEA, (260), Conshohocken (retail)
  • Air Products and Chemicals (269) , Allentown (construction, mining and chemicals)
  • CSL (272), King of Prussia (drugs and biotechnology)
  • Lincoln Financial, (288) Radnor (banking and financial services)
  • City of Philadelphia (295), Philadelphia (government services)
  • Independence Blue Cross (306), Philadelphia (insurance)
  • East Penn Manufacturing (329), Lyon Station (automotive)
  • Anthropologie (415), Kinzers (clothing, shoes, sports equipment)
  • GlaxoSMithKline (445), Philadelphia (drugs and technology)
  • Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, (480), Hershey (travel and leisure)

Top Paying Jobs in 2016

There are at least 49 careers that pay on average $100,000 or more in Pennsylvania, according to career site Zippia. The website, using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, recently compiled a list of the 100 highest-paying jobs in the Keystone State. The top 25 jobs on the list are listed below.

  1. Anesthesiologists ($258,610)
  2. Orthodontists ($245,140)
  3. Obstetricians and Gynecologists ($222,530)
  4. Family and General Practitioners ($205,310)
  5. Surgeons ($203,350)
  6. Chief Executives ($199,920)
  7. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other ($189,560)
  8. Psychiatrists ($178,440)
  9. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons ($173,460)
  10. Internists, General ($170,970)
  11. Pediatricians, General $159,610
  12. Nurse Anesthetists $(152,850)
  13. Marketing Managers ($151,270)
  14. Dentists, General ($150,620)
  15. Financial Managers ($144,840)
  16. Dentists, All Other Specialists ($144,500)
  17. Sales Managers ($142,730)
  18. Architectural and Engineering Managers ($139,360)
  19. Computer and Information Systems Managers ($139,290)
  20. Podiatrists ($135,780)
  21. Physicists ($134,410)
  22. Human Resources Managers ($132,960)
  23. Lawyers ($131,090)
  24. Personal Financial Advisors ($126,970)
  25. Compensation and Benefits Managers ($125,710)

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