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THE BEST PAYING JOBS IN AMÉRICA

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The best-paying 13 companies in the Standard & Poor's 500, including computer-networking company Juniper Networks (JNPR), Netflix (NFLX) and Yahoo (YHOO), shell out median annual salaries to workers of $115,000, according to a USA TODAY analysis of data from Glassdoor.com. Glassdoor compiles self-reported pay statistics from anonymous employees.

Salaries paid to rank-and-file workers are coming into focus due to new rules passed last week by the Securities and Exchange Commission. These so-called pay-gap rules will require companies to disclose how many times more CEOs are paid than employees. The rule is intended to give workers, companies and investors a better gauge to put CEO pay into perspective. But the rule will also give employees and investors a way to size up employee pay across industries and companies.

Getting paid $115,000 a year is certainly not the norm. The median pay — or the amount where half the workers earn more and half earn less — in the S&P 500 on a…