One way that companies try to entice new hires is with signing bonuses -- and depending on the role, those bonuses can be hefty.
One of the highest bonuses — albeit offered only temporarily — is for veterinarians at Banfield Pet Hospital.
Scroll down to see the other companies and how much money they’re offering for signing bonuses and relocation assistance,
Banfield Pet Hospital
Roles: doctors of veterinary medicine, associate veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians.
Locations: Jenkintown, Pa.; Phoenix; Minnetonka, Minn.; Winston-Salem, N.C.; Little Elm, Texas; Geneva, Ill.; Virginia Beach, Va., among others.
Bonus Details: According to Glassdoor, Banfield Pet Hospital is offering sign-on bonuses between $2,000 and $60,000, with relocation available. Bonuses of $60,000 are reportedly temporarily available to doctors of veterinary medicine.
Roles: electricians and welders.
Locations: Lafayette, Ind., and Decatur, Ill.
Bonus Details: According to Glassdoor, after 60 days of production work, welders are eligible for a $2 per hour retention bonus. For electrician and machine maintenance hires at the company’s Lafayette engine plant, $5,000 in moving expenses are available if the hires had lived more than 75 miles away before being hired, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Roles: pathologist assistants and lab technologists
Locations: New York City
Bonus Details: According to Glassdoor, pathologist assistants are eligible for several sign-on bonuses, depending on their years of experience. For those with less than 3 years of experience, a $5,000 signing bonus is available and for those with more than 3 years of experience, a $10,000 signing bonus is available.
For lab technologists, a $4,000 sign-on bonus is available, Glassdoor said.
Roles: systems administrator, software engineer, mid-level software engineer, database engineer, senior java software engineer, senior systems administrator, cyber intel analyst and other roles.
Locations: Scott Air Force Base, Ill.; Hanover, Md.; Annapolis Junction, Md.; Linthicum, Md., and other locations.
Bonus Details: Glassdoor reported that certain high-skilled roles in specific locations could receive a $10,000 sign-on bonus. Other positions could also receive money for relocation.
Roles: lead experienced fleet technician, experienced fleet tech/diesel mechanic, driver, bilingual customer care advocate and other roles.
Locations: Pittsburgh, Albany, N.Y.; Auburn, Maine; and Burlington, Vt.
Bonus Details: According to Glassdoor, $2,000 signing bonuses are available for “select roles.” The first $1,000 will be paid after 30 days and the second $1,000 will be paid after a year, the website reported.
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Roles: Principal Software Engineer, Scrum Team Member, Scrum Team Lead, Software Engineer II, Principal Software Architect, Sr. Software Engineer, Sr. Principal Software Engineer, APEX Program SW Scrum Master and other roles.
Locations: Aurora, Colo.
Bonus Details: Glassdoor reported that certain roles are eligible for sign-on bonuses of up to $40,000 for candidates who have a current and verifiable top secret/sensitive compartmented information clearance.
Roles: Massage Therapist
Locations: San Francisco
Bonus Details: According to Glassdoor, Burke Williams is offering signing bonuses of $1,000 to Massage Therapists in San Francisco.
Exact Sciences Corporation
Roles: Clinical Laboratory Technical Supervisor, Laboratory Trainer, Supervisor Lab Service Engineer, Supervisor Laboratory Processing and others.
Locations: Madison, Wis.
Bonus Details: Technical supervisors are eligible for a $10,000 sign-on bonus and other lab positions are eligible for bonuses between $1,000 and $3,000, according to Glassdoor.