25 top-paying companies

Associates at Bingham McCutchen take home an average $211,017 total compensation annually. See which other top employers offer big paychecks.

Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs
Average total pay: $137,000
For: Other Exempt (Analysts, Program Analysts, Associates, and Professional Non-Exempt)*

Best Companies rank: 9

2007 proved to be an extremely difficult year for Wall Street firms, but investment bank Goldman Sachs navigated its way to record revenues and profits. Goldman booked profits of $11.6 billion. This translated into bumper bonuses, better than any other Wall Street firm.

Goldman spent nearly $20.2 billion on compensation and benefits in its latest fiscal year. Divide that by the number of worldwide employees (30,522) for an average of.$661,400 per employee. Top people at Goldman receive bonuses in the millions but the awards go deep into the company ranks.
Last updated January 22 2008: 3:23 PM ET

Bingham McCutchen

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Boston Consulting

Cisco

NetApp

Kimley-Horn

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MITRE

Yahoo

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Chesapeake

Publix

SAS

Google
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