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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.

Chesapeake Energy
Chesapeake Energy
Average total pay: $108,031
For: Toolpusher*

Best Companies rank: 61

Chesapeake ranks as the nation's third largest gas producer, behind ConocoPhillips and BP. While energy companies traditionally have rich pay-and-benefit packages, Chesapeake seems determined to top all its competitors. Salaries are reviewed twice a year, leading to performance-based pay hikes, bonuses and stock awards. A holiday bonus of $1,000 is given to every employee.

The company has an exceptional wellness program. Cash awards are given out to employees who participate in the company's Living Well program, including bonuses for employees who exercise at least three times a week, take advantage of a free smoking cessation program, undergo health screenings, lose weight or walk 10,000 steps a day five days a week.
Last updated January 22 2008: 3:23 PM ET

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