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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.

Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments
Average total pay: $116,636
For: Electrical Design Engineer*

Best Companies rank: 100

You know those long waits at the DMV? At semiconductor maker Texas Instruments, a van from the Texas Department of Transportation pulls into the company parking lot each quarter to process driver's license renewals for employees. But getting to work is no hassle because TI provides free bus and light rail passes for all 11,000 employees in the Dallas and Plano areas. Family-friendly policies allow employees to balance work and family. The company was one of the first recipients of the Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Flexibility.

When it outperforms its peers, TI aims to out-pay its competitors. Individual compensation is tied directly to company performance, so those who contribute the most to the business success of their group can receive considerably more.
Last updated January 22 2008: 3:23 PM ET

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