Explore the Index
View top performing companies across six categories of opportunity creation.
How the index was compiled
The American Opportunity Index focuses on three core dimensions of a firm’s opportunity generation: the access they offer to opportunity, the pay they offer in low- and middle-skill roles, and the level of mobility experienced by their employees both within and beyond the firm. We tapped into a new source of insight: big-data analysis of career histories, job postings, and salary sources–to describe the real-world experiences of actual workers.
Workers at top-performing firms will advance almost 3x further than workers at low-performing companies over five years.
Job-level score comparison between top quintile and bottom quintile firms.
Workers in top-performing firms earn almost 2.5x more than their peers in the same roles at low-performing firms. This can translate to a difference of $1.5 million or more over the course of their career.
Wage score comparison between top quintile and bottom quintile firms.
Employees at companies that are good at launching careers are over 60% more likely to land a better job when they leave for another employer versus those employed at low-performing firms.
Promoting out score comparison between top quintile and bottom quintile firms.
Top-performing companies are 4x more likely to hire people without significant experience than at low-performing companies.
Entry level hiring metric comparison between top quintile and bottom quintile firms.