PayScale Reveals Top Employers Where Employees Feel Fairly Paid

Seattle, WA – May 30, 2018 – Today PayScale, Inc., the leader in precise, on-demand cloud compensation solutions for businesses and individuals, announced its second round of 2018 Hero Award recipients featuring the top 100 organizations where employees feel fairly paid. Employees who feel they are paid fairly are more satisfied and more engaged with their work and are more likely to be retained by the organizations for which they work.

“It’s critical for organizations to think about their pay brand and ensure people feel good about the exchange of value — compensation for investment of effort —  because when employees lack information, they’re not likely to give you the benefit of the doubt,” commented PayScale Vice President Lydia Frank. “Employees are more likely to feel fairly paid when companies are transparent about their pay strategy and practices. There really is no downside to sharing your organization’s approach to compensation, but there’s a well-researched downside to remaining silent.”

According to the recent report, “Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2018: The Rise of the Social Enterprise,” Josh Bersin commented on its findings, “…Organizations need to do a much better job of paying people in ways that matter to them, creating more transparency in the process, and giving people more information about why compensation decisions are made the way they are. Everyone feels personally invested in their pay, bonus, and benefits, so in many ways this is the most powerful lever we have as leaders.” Full article here.

The PayScale Hero Awards feature employers who get high marks from their workforce on key employee engagement metrics. PayScale’s second Hero Awards go to the organizations where employees feel they are paid fairly, as voted on by their employees.

The top organizations awarded PayScale Hero status have an impressive 70 percent of respondents saying they feel fairly paid. PayScale included organizations where at least 40 percent of employees reported high pay fairness. By contrast, only 21 percent of workers overall feel fairly paid according to recent PayScale research. The companies awarded PayScale Hero status have at least twice as many employees who feel fairly compensated.

Companies with a 40 percent or higher fair pay sentiment ranking include:

  • Embassy Suites Hotels
  • NetApp
  • VMware
  • The MITRE Corporation
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Patterson Dental Co
  • Roche Diagnostics Corporation
  • Philips Medical Systems
  • Asante Health System
  • Fairview Health Services
  • Kellogg Co
  • Marathon Petroleum Company
  • The Hanover Insurance Company
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Army
  • Procter & Gamble Co
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Leonardo DRS
  • Steelcase, Inc.
  • Trader Joe’s Company
  • Costco Wholesale Company
  • Stanford Healthcare
  • Tenneco Inc
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Aerotek
  • Boars Head Provisions
  • CSX Corp
  • City of Austin
  • CommunityCare
  • Discount Tire Co
  • Duke University Medical Center
  • Dyncorp International
  • Facebook Inc
  • First RF Corporation
  • Frontier Communications Inc.
  • Intuit Inc.
  • Kinder Morgan Inc.
  • Kraft Heinz Company
  • Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
  • U.S. Navy
  • World Wide Technology, Inc.
  • Wyndham Worldwide
  • FedEx Freight
  • The Lincoln Financial Group
  • U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
  • Amedisys, Inc.
  • Dow Chemical Co
  • Encompass Home Health
  • Exelon Corporation
  • HNTB Corporation
  • Norfolk Southern Corporation
  • Oshkosh Corporation
  • Penske Truck Leasing LLC
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Texas Instruments, Inc.
  • Veterans Health Administration
  • American Airlines
  • Concentra Medical
  • Gannett Fleming Inc.
  • General Electric Energy
  • SGT Inc.
  • ATI Physical Therapy
  • Bbva Compass
  • Caliber Collision
  • Ericsson Inc.
  • General Motors Corporation
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Syngenta
  • Army National Guard
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Crowe Horwath LLP
  • Delta Air Lines, Inc.
  • NRG Energy, Inc.
  • State of Ohio
  • Teamhealth, Inc.
  • Textron, Inc.
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Wawa, Inc.
  • Workday, Inc.
  • Covance, Inc.
  • Google, Inc.
  • Hyatt Hotels
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • State of California
  • Geico
  • Indiana University Bloomington
  • International Paper Co
  • Lincoln Property Company
  • Novartis
  • Progressive Casualty Insurance Company
  • Qualcomm
  •, Inc.
  • The Trane Company
  • Fluor Corporation
  • Pratt and Whitney
  • Southwire Company

PayScale examined data from more than 57,474 distinct employers to understand which organizations are the true heroes of 2018 when it comes to fair pay.

For more information and to view the 100 PayScale Hero Award Recipient organizations, please refer to the full PayScale 2018 Hero Awards data at:


Employees were asked to rank the statement “I feel that I am paid fairly” on a five-point scale from 1 – Strongly Disagree to 5 – Strongly Agree. High Pay Fairness represents the percentage of employees selecting a 4 or 5. Employers are included in the list if at least 40 percent of employees report high pay fairness.

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