The 25 best-paying small companies, according to employees

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If you believe that working at a small company means a small salary, think again.

This list of best-paying small companies from job-hunting site Comparably shows that good salaries can be had at smaller companies with less than 500 employees. Comparably dug through its database of over 3 million employee ratings on 30,000 US companies to come up with this list of the best-paying small companies, based on self-reported salaries.

It then went another step and factored in how employees said they felt about their compensation: if they feel were satisfied with the pay for the job title and work expectations. All of the companies on this list had a minimum of 10
employee reviews that rated their employers' on at least 100 factors.

All of these companies also rank in the top 15% or greater in compensation sentiment.

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No. 1: SendGrid

No. 1: SendGrid

Company:
SendGrid

Average compensation:
$128,090

Headquarters:
Denver, Colorado

What it does:
SendGrid offers software that manages corporate email campaigns and customer emails.

No. 2: Unitrends

No. 2: Unitrends

Company:
Unitrends

Average compensation:
$128,086

Headquarters:
Burlington, Massachusetts

What it does:
Unitrends offers computer storage backup software and disaster recovery hardware for small businesses.

No. 3: Cybereason

No. 3: Cybereason

Company:
Cybereason

Average compensation:
$128,019

Headquarters:
Boston, Massachusetts

What it does:
Cybereason makes computer-security software that helps to identify a hack in progress and stop it.

No. 4: BambooHR

No. 4: BambooHR

Company:
BambooHR

Average compensation:
$127,988

Headquarters:
Lindon, Utah

What it does:
BambooHR offers cloud HR software for small businesses for recruiting, onboarding and managing employees.

No. 5: Mixpanel

No. 5: Mixpanel

Company:
Mixpanel

Average compensation:
$127,814

Headquarters:
San Francisco

What it does:
Mixpanel helps businesses study their customers' behavior through analytics software.

No. 6: Tealium

No. 6: Tealium

Company:
Tealium

Average compensation:
$127,695

Headquarters:
San Diego

What it does:
Tealium provides marketing software for businesses.

No. 7: DigitalOcean

No. 7: DigitalOcean

Company:
DigitalOcean

Average compensation:
$127,400

Headquarters:
New York

What it does:
DigitalOcean is a cloud computing startup that makes tools for developers.

No. 8: Hired

No. 8: Hired

Company:
Hired

Average compensation:
$127,343

Headquarters:
Redwood City
, California

What it does:
Hired is a two-sided job search platform where companies and employees can interact.

No. 9: Gainsight

No. 9: Gainsight

Company:
Gainsight

Average compensation:
$126,657

Headquarters:
Redwood City
, California

What it does:
Gainsight is a customer service management software that helps businesses increase their sales.

No. 10: SiteTraker

No. 10: SiteTraker

Company:
SiteTraker

Average compensation:
$120,353

Headquarters:
Palo Alto
, California

What it does:
SiteTraker offers project management software for large-scale projects.

No. 11: Pipedrive

No. 11: Pipedrive

Company:
Pipedrive

Average compensation:
$118,317

Headquarters:
New York

What it does:
Pipedrive offers customer management software.

No. 12: Help Scout

No. 12: Help Scout

Company:
Help Scout

Average compensation:
$118,244

Headquarters:
Boston, Massachusetts

What it does:
Help Scout offers an online customer support desk to businesses.

No. 13: Fasten

No. 13: Fasten

Company:
Fasten

Average compensation:
$118,215

Headquarters:
Boston, Massachusetts

What it does:
Fasten is a transportation and ride share company that aims to provide riders with affordable fares and drivers with bigger profits.

No. 14: Striim

No. 14: Striim

Company:
Striim

Average compensation:
$118,035

Headquarters:
Palo Alto, California

What it does:
Striim is a service platform that enables seamless online streaming.

No. 15: Arimo, Inc.

No. 15: Arimo, Inc.

Company:
Arimo

Average compensation:
$117,979

Headquarters:
Mountain View, California

What it does:
Arimo is a software company that specializes in creating intuitive, user-friendly platforms.

No. 16: Kollective Technology

No. 16: Kollective Technology

Company:
Kollective Technology

Average compensation:
$117,819

Headquarters:
Bend, Oregon

What it does:
Kollective offers software that helps corporate computer networks run faster.

No. 17: Periscope Data

No. 17: Periscope Data

Company:
Periscope Data

Average compensation:
$117,657

Headquarters:
San Francisco

What it does:
Periscope Data offers "big data" software that analyzes corporate data and helps business people collaborate.

No. 18: TokBox

No. 18: TokBox

Company:
TokBox

Average compensation:
$117,539

Headquarters:
San Francisco

What it does:
TokBox is a hosting platform for video conferencing.

No. 19: Eaze

No. 19: Eaze

Company:
Eaze

Average compensation:
$117,494

Headquarters:
San Francisco

What it does:
Eaze is a marketplace that lets people order medical marijuana online.

No. 20: Branch Metrics

No. 20: Branch Metrics

Company:
Branch Metrics

Average compensation:
$117,345

Headquarters:
Palo Alto, California

What it does:
Branch Metrics provides "deep linking" tools that let mobile developers embed links in their apps and analyze how people are using the app.

No. 21: Lingotek

No. 21: Lingotek

Company:
Lingotek

Average compensation:
$117,097

Headquarters:
Lehi, Utah

What it does:
Lingotek offers cloud-based language translation services.

No. 22: CivicActions

No. 22: CivicActions

Company:
CivicActions

Average compensation:
$105,268

Headquarters:
Berkeley, California

What it does:
CivicActions is a software consultant that helps agencies and organizations create major custom software projects.

No. 23: Swift Navigation

No. 23: Swift Navigation

Company:
Swift Navigation

Average compensation:
$104,532

Headquarters:
San Francisco

What it does:
Swift Navigation develops GPS software and hardware for drones, autonomous vehicles, and smart devices.

No. 24: TripActions

No. 24: TripActions

Company:
TripActions

Average compensation:
$94,166

Headquarters:
Menlo Park, California

What it does:
TripActions offers corporate travel management software that encourages employees to save money for the company.

No. 25: Opendoor

No. 25: Opendoor

Company:
Opendoor

Average compensation:
$93,607

Headquarters:
San Francisco

What it does:
Opendoor is an online marketplace for real estate.

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