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Highest pay
Salaried employees at these Best Companies enjoy the highest average compensation.
Company Average
annual pay*
Bingham McCutchen $211,017
Arnold & Porter $194,575
Alston & Bird $190,135
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Best companies by state
These states are headquarters for the highest number of America's Top Employers.
State No. of top employers
California 13
Texas 13
New York 9
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Job growth
Quicken added jobs at the fastest rate last year, but FedEx added the most jobs total: 10,187.
Company % job growth
Quicken Loans 68%
Google 60%
Healthways 42%
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Best benefits
These companies have the best benefit options.
Child care: Arkansas Children's Hospital
Telecommuting: Cisco Systems
Work-life balance: Edward Jones
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How we pick the 100 best
To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work for, Fortune partners with Great Place to Work Institute® to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. Of some 1,500 firms that were contacted, 407 companies participated in this year's survey. Nearly 100,000 employees at those companies responded to a 57-question survey created by the Great Place to Work Institute®, a global research and consulting firm with offices in 30 countries. More

100 Best Companies to Work For 

Best compensation
Salaried employees Hourly employees
1 Scripps Health 56 Registered Nurse $97,137
2 Network Appliance 14 Executive Assistant 1 $82,479
3 Methodist Hospital System 10 RN Clinical Colleague $78,746
4 OhioHealth 18 Staff Registered Nurse $77,175
5 Shared Technologies 25 Technician $76,343
6 Devon Energy 48 Lease Operator $73,998
7 PCL Construction Enterprises 77 Carpenter $71,635
8 Bingham McCutchen 41 Legal Secretary $69,016
9 Griffin Hospital 49 Registered Nurses $68,640
10 Nixon Peabody 66 Secretary $67,733
11 Baptist Health South Fla. 94 Clinical Nurse I $67,406
12 Qualcomm 8 IT Engineer $66,838
13 EOG Resources 64 Lease Operator $64,714
14 Alston & Bird 31 Legal Secretary $64,443
15 Adobe Systems 40 Administrative Assistant $64,332
16 Healthways 80 Registered Nurses $63,545
17 Booz Allen Hamilton 81 Executive Assistant $61,850
18 Arkansas Children's Hospital 76 RN II $61,266
19 Perkins Coie 55 Legal Secretary $61,260
20 Boston Consulting Group 11 Executive Assistant $61,197
21 Genentech 5 Senior Manufacturing Technician - BioProcess $60,138
22 Lehigh Valley Hospital & Health Network 85 Registered Nurse $60,043
23 Southern Ohio Medical Center 75 Registered Nurse $58,407
24 Children's Healthcare of Atlanta 45 Staff Nurse - Colleague $58,139
25 King's Daughters Medical Center 63 Registered Nurse $57,722
26 Station Casinos 33 Table Games Dealer $57,568
27 Cisco Systems 6 Sales Administrator $57,177
28 Arnold & Porter 19 Legal Secretaries $56,826
29 Ernst & Young 57 Administrative Assistant $56,188
30 Yahoo 87 Inside Sales Representative $55,654
31 CH2M HILL 54 D & D skilled trade $55,390
32 KPMG 71 Senior Administrative Assistant $54,922
33 Deloitte & Touche USA 95 Administrative Assistant $54,749
34 Mattel 70 Administrative Assistant $54,602
35 PricewaterhouseCoopers 90 Executive Assistant $53,500
36 MITRE 42 Office Administration Specialist $52,329
37 General Mills 69 Operator (semi-skilled) $49,055
38 Scottrade 58 Branch Stockbroker $48,189
39 S.C. Johnson & Son 27 Administrative Assistant $47,572
40 Chesapeake Energy 61 Floorman $46,629
41 David Evans & Associates 73 CAD Technician $46,616
42 Texas Instruments 100 Wafer Fab Specialist $46,453
43 Granite Construction 74 Journeyman $46,090
44 SAS Institute 29 Office Administrator $45,636
45 David Weekley Homes 17 Builder Service Rep $45,251
46 Kimley-Horn & Associates 38 Administrative support $45,062
47 TDIndustries 35 Skilled Craftperson $45,005
48 American Century Investments 22 N.A. $44,550
49 CarMax 46 Sales Consultant $44,124
50 SRA International 99 Administrative Assistant $43,467
51 FedEx 97 Courier-FedEx Express $42,354
52 Quicken Loans 2 Mortgage Loan Processor $41,780
53 Rackspace Managed Hosting 32 Data Center Operations Technician $41,400
54 QuikTrip 28 Night Assistant Manager $40,189
55 Robert W. Baird 39 Client Relationship Assistant $39,405
56 Valero Energy 67 Customer Service Representative (Retail) $39,218
57 Milliken 92 Senior Machine Operator $39,000
58 AstraZeneca 83 Product Operator $38,753
59 American Fidelity Assurance 24 Customer Service $38,213
60 Principal Financial Group 21 Client Service Associate $38,051
61 Nordstrom 36 Salesperson $37,900
62 Sherwin-Williams 98 Warehouse Operating Technician $37,423
63 Starbucks 7 Coordinator II $37,390
64 Vision Service Plan 53 Customer Service Representative $36,405
65 American Express 62 Travel Counselor $36,222
66 Plante & Moran 44 Secretary $35,800
67 FactSet Research Systems 52 Systems Operator $35,340
68 Herman Miller 96 Manufacturing Associate $34,885
69 Alcon Laboratories 60 Operator $34,598
70 Camden Property Trust 50 Leasing Consultant $34,583
71 J. M. Smucker 47 Customer Service Representative $34,413
72 National Instruments 79 Administrative Specialist Staff 2 $34,162
73 Nugget Markets 12 Checker $33,338
74 Nike 82 Material Handler $33,299
75 Container Store 20 Distribution Center $32,939
76 Navy Federal Credit Union 78 Member Service Representative $32,458
77 Edward Jones 4 Branch Office Administrators $32,454
78 Stew Leonard's 26 Production Assistant $31,439
79 Aflac 30 Customer Service Specialist II $30,733
80 eBay 68 Customer Contact Agent 2 $29,876
81 Stanley 84 Passport Associate $28,935
82 Umpqua Bank 13 Universal Associate $28,464
83 Publix Super Markets 91 Grocery Clerk $27,934
84 Wegmans Food Markets 3 Customer Service $27,414
85 Erickson Retirement Communities 93 RG Nursing Assistant Level I $26,212
86 Four Seasons Hotels 88 Guest Room Attendant $26,181
87 Bright Horizons Family Solutions 89 Teacher $25,449
88 Whole Foods Market 16 Cashier $23,431
89 Marriott International 72 Housekeeper $22,863
90 Johnson Financial Group 37 Teller I $21,269
91 Recreational Equipment (REI) 34 Retail Sales Specialist $20,402
From the February 4, 2008 issue
*For employees in that role
Notes:
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2006 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.
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