Here Are the 25 Highest Paying Companies in America

Cybersecurity expertise might be the key to a generous salary, according to a new ranking of company salaries.

Palo Alto Networks tops a list of the 25 highest paying companies in America from career site Glassdoor, coming in with a median salary of $170,929. That puts it ahead of Nvidia, where the average employee takes home $170,068 per year.

Here’s how the rest of the Top 10 shakes out, with median total salaries listed.

Palo Alto Networks: $170,929Nvidia: $170,068Twitter: $162,852Gilead Sciences: $162,210Google: $161,254VMware: $158,063LinkedIn: $157,402Facebook: $152,962Salesforce: $150,379Microsoft: $148,068

(See the complete list on Glassdoor.)

Tech companies dominate the list and many are based in the San Francisco Bay area, which could be part of the reason they’re as high as they are. Real estate prices in that region are sky high and competition for qualified workers is intense.

Despite the company payrolls, the highest paying job in America isn’t in the tech field. Health care dominates the top five.

Glassdoor says physicians earn the most, with a median base salary of $193,415. (That’s down slightly from last year.) Pharmacy managers come in second, earning $144,768 per year. They’re followed by dentists ($142,478) and Pharmacists ($126,438).

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While the survey (compiled from user reported salaries, which exclude C-level jobs) focuses on pay, Glassdoor, which puts out the list each year, says increasingly, that’s not the most important thing to prospective employees.

“Company culture and values, trust in senior leadership and career opportunities matter most when it comes to keeping employees satisfied in their jobs,” the site said. “So, while salary is a factor to consider when determining where to work, it shouldn’t be the only information used to make that important decision.”

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Mechanic in American Airlines Sabotage Case Had Islamic State Videos on Phone, Prosecutors Say

A mechanic accused of sabotaging an American Airlines jetliner had expressed a desire for Allah to hurt non-Muslims, stored violent Islamic State videos on his cellphone and has a brother in Iraq possibly involved with the extremist group, according to new evidence unveiled at his bail hearing Wednesday.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Chris McAliley cited those revelations from prosecutors in ordering pretrial detention for Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani at the hearing in Miami federal court. Alani is accused of disabling a critical navigation component on the Boeing 737, which had 150 passengers and crew aboard.

Other evidence revealed Wednesday including that Alani, 60, recently sent a $700 wire transfer to someone in Iraq — where he has extended family — and that he traveled to Iraq in March but did not disclose that to authorities after his arrest.

Prosecutors also presented evidence that Alani has a brother in Iraq who may be involved with the Islamic State extremist group as well as statements Alani made about wishing Allah would use “divine powers” to harm non-Muslims. Alani had videos on his cellphone depicting Islamic State mass murders he shared with others, according to prosecutors.

“You may be very sympathetic to terrorists,” Judge McAliley told Alani at the hearing. “That’s very disconcerting.”

Alani is a naturalized U.S. citizen from Iraq who has worked as an airline mechanic for 30 years, with no prior criminal record. He’s not charged with a terror-related crime, but Assistant U.S. Attorney Maria Medetis said the potential links to the Islamic State give rise to the possibility that his actions had a darker purpose beyond what he insisted was a labor issue.

Alani told agents after his arrest earlier this month that, “Out of my evil side, I wanted to do something,” Medetis said, adding that the statement was recorded by the FBI.

Alani is charged with sabotaging the airliner at Miami International Airport in July because, he told authorities, ongoing labor negotiations were jeopardizing his chances at earning overtime. The aircraft did not take off and no one was injured. And Alani did work overtime to help fix the plane.

He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of the charge of “willfully damaging, destroying or disabling” an aircraft used in commercial aviation, or trying to do so.

The sabotage involved gluing a piece of Styrofoam inside the nose of t

Read more: https://fortune.com/2019/09/18/american-airlines-mechanic-sabotage/

Trump Shares False Video of Rep. Omar on Twitter

President Donald Trump on Wednesday used Twitter to share an edited video made by a conservative comedian that falsely accused Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of dancing and partying last week on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The inaccurate video provoked new Twitter criticism of the Muslim congresswoman from Minnesota, who has regularly faced accusations from her critics that she is unpatriotic. Omar’s supporters, meanwhile, rallied around her. Some called for Twitter to scrub the misleading content from its site, fearing the video could lead to attacks against the congresswoman.

“The President of the United States is continuing to spread lies that put my life at risk,” Omar wrote on Twitter. “What is Twitter doing to combat this misinformation?”

She was the second well-known politician in recent weeks to demand the tech giant stop the spread of misinformation. Earlier this month, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s campaign criticized Twitter for failing to act after social media users promoted a baseless claim that a mass shooter was among the former congressman’s supporters.

The video of Omar dancing to popstar singer Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” was taken Friday at an event celebrating Omar and four other congresswomen, according to Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, who originally shared the clip to his Twitter account that evening. Omar also shared the video that day to her Twitter account.

“I never thought that a video taken on 9/13 would be linked to 9/11 and used as one more racist smear” against Omar, Green said of the false tweet that followed.

In the video retweeted by Trump, comedian Terrence K. Williams showed the clip of Omar dancing and added: “I need to talk to Omar. Girl, what in the world were you celebrating on the anniversary of 9/11?” Williams did not respond to The Associated Press’ request for comment through his official website.

When Trump shared the video with his 64 million Twitter followers, he tweeted, in part, “The new face of the Democrat Party!”

Social media users quickly pointed out that the video had been taken on Friday, two days after the anniversary, while Omar was attending events related to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Legislative Conference in Washington. Others called for Twitter to remove the tweet or suspend Williams’ account.

Hours after Trump retwee

Read more: https://fortune.com/2019/09/18/trump-ilhan-omar-video-911/

The Cheapest Mobile Plans For Your iPhone 11

Finding the cheapest wireless plan for your new iPhone 11 or any other smartphone can be a difficult and time consuming. A new study may help.

Financial-advising website WalletHub analyzed the total cost of owning a new iPhone 11 for two years. The figures include the cost of buying the $699 iPhone 11, as well as the monthly payments to either major carriers, like Verizon or AT&T, or smaller wireless companies, like Boost Mobile or Visible, over a two-year period.

Needless to say, no mobile service is cheap. But you can save up to $819 on individual plans and $1,593 on a four-person family plan.

Read on to learn more about carrier plans for iPhone 11, which will be available starting on Friday.

First, Some Assumptions

WalletHub’s numbers are based on a buying a 64GB iPhone 11, price $699, and then spreading the cost over a two years with monthly installment payments or through Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program.

It also looked at both individual plans and four-line family plans at all four major carriers, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T. It also included plans from alternative carriers, including Visible, Walmart Family Mobile, Boost Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile, Cricket Wireless, Straight Talk, Page Plus, and Virgin Mobile.

The carrier plans evaluated are all unlimited that let users text, talk, and use as much data as they want. Finally, WalletHub assumed that customers would enroll in auto-pay on their plans, which would save them $5 to $10 monthly.

Major Carrier Individual Plans

T-Mobile came out the winner in terms of price for an individual plan. The cost: $2,042, substantially cheaper than other major carriers.

Cheapest Plans

T-Mobile Carrier Installment Plan: $2,042Sprint Carrier Installment Plan: $2,062T-Mobile No Contract Plan: $2,078

Most Expensive Plans

AT&T Plan with Apple Installments: $2,431Verizon Plan with Apple Installments: $2,421AT&T No Contract Plan: $2,326 Major Carrier Family Plans

Sprint, among major carriers, is the cheapest carrier for family plans at $3,064.

Cheapest Plans

Sprint Carrier Installment Plan: $3,064Sprint No Contract Plan: $3,099Sprint Plan with Apple Installments: $3,205

Read more: https://fortune.com/2019/09/18/cheapest-iphone-11-plans/

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