Fortune 1000 rank: 411
Best Companies rank: 5
No. of U.S. employees: 37,806
Most common salaried job (Avg. Pay):
Associate Store Team Leader ($72,894)
What makes it so great? Whole Foods has long had a salary cap limiting pay of top execs, currently at 19 times average full-time pay. But founder and CEO John Mackey went further, reducing his salary to $1 and forgoing all future stock options.