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

Network Appliance
Network Appliance
Average total pay: $129,689
For: MTS Software 4*

Best Companies rank: 14

This supplier of storage and data management systems has a strong set of values - trust, integrity, simplicity and teamwork - posted on bulletin boards, intranet pages, brochures, company presentations and elsewhere.

But while NetApp expects a lot from its employees, it also motivates them with generous compensation and incentive bonuses. The company offers spot bonuses to managers for outstanding performance. Last year the company spent more than $750,000 on such bonuses for 262 managers, or an average of about $3,000 per bonus. In addition, the company awards employees between $5,000 and $15,000 for every patent they get. In 2006, 421 employees received a patent award.
Last updated January 22 2008: 3:23 PM ET

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