﻿ SQL: Find the details of highest paid employee

# SQL Exercise: Find the details of highest paid employee

## SQL subqueries on employee Database: Exercise-18 with Solution

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18. From the following table, write a SQL query to find the highest paid employee. Return complete information about the employees.

Sample table: employees

Sample Solution:

``````SELECT *
FROM employees
WHERE salary IN
(SELECT max(salary)
FROM employees);
``````

Sample Output:

``` emp_id | emp_name | job_name  | manager_id | hire_date  | salary  | commission | dep_id
--------+----------+-----------+------------+------------+---------+------------+--------
68319 | KAYLING  | PRESIDENT |            | 1991-11-18 | 6000.00 |            |   1001
(1 row)
```

Explanation:

The said query in SQL that selects all information about employees whose salary is equal to the highest salary in the employees table.

The subquery in the WHERE clause that selects the maximum salary from the employees table. This subquery is then filters only the rows where the salary is equal to the maximum salary.

## Practice Online

Structure of employee Database:

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