100 Best Companies to Work For 

Big pay: Annual pay
Rank Company Best Cos. rank Most common job title Average annual pay**
1 Bingham McCutchen 30 Associate $256,312
2 Lehigh Valley Hospital & Health Network 76 Physicians $244,605
3 Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe 87 Associate $240,955
4 Alston & Bird 36 Associate $203,655
5 Perkins Coie 82 Associate $190,126
6 Devon Energy 13 Engineer $186,882
7 Salesforce.com 55 Senior Sales Engineer $172,303
8 Arnold & Porter 21 Associate $172,192
9 Adobe Systems 11 Sr. Computer Scientist Software Development $165,947
10 EOG Resources 40 Engineer $158,302
11 Goldman Sachs 9 Other Exempt (i.e. Analysts, Program Analysts, Associates and Professional Non-Exempt) $144,994
12 Boston Consulting Group 3 Consultant $141,111
13 Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants 95 General Manager $134,769
14 NetApp 1 Member Technical Staff, Software 4 $134,716
15 Cisco Systems 6 Software Engineer IV $131,703
16 eBay 83 Software Engineer 4 $129,099
17 Robert W. Baird 14 Financial Analyst $128,700
18 Texas Instruments 65 Electrical Design Engineer $126,192
19 Shared Technologies 18 Sales Rep $123,590
20 Juniper Networks 84 Member of Technical Staff 4 $123,396
21 Scripps Health 59 Manager-Director $121,908
22 MITRE 66 Lead Information Systems Engineer $121,317
23 T-Mobile 96 Manager $120,756
24 Chesapeake Energy 73 Toolpusher $120,576
25 Nugget Market 10 Store Director $116,444
26 S.C. Johnson & Son 81 Senior Research Assistant $114,663
27 Microsoft 38 Software Development Engineer $112,399
28 Johnson Financial Group 25 VP Commercial Relationship Manager $112,304
29 Genentech 7 Clinical Specialist $112,202
30 DreamWorks Animation SKG 47 Software Engineer $112,100
31 Publix Super Markets 88 Store Manager $109,989
32 Booz Allen Hamilton 52 Associate $108,150
33 Burns & McDonnell 50 Mechanical Engineer $107,900
34 Atlantic Health 75 Manager $107,448
35 Gilbane 91 Project Manager $105,864
36 Ernst & Young 51 Manager - a client-serving position $103,164
37 Novo Nordisk 57 Diabetes Field Sales $102,064
38 OhioHealth 19 Nurse Manager $102,048
39 Qualcomm 16 Sr. Engineer $102,030
40 Valero Energy 93 Supervisor, Maintenance $101,602
41 PCL Construction Enterprises 28 Superintendent $100,047
42 Alcon Laboratories 74 Sales Representative $99,948
43 CH2M HILL 86 Engineer $99,703
44 Baptist Health South Florida 79 Assistant Nurse Manager $95,783
45 American Fidelity Assurance 46 Sales (Commission/Sales) $95,701
46 PricewaterhouseCoopers 58 Manager/Supervisor $95,082
47 Recreational Equipment (REI) 12 Retail Store Manager $92,298
48 Milliken 64 Sales $90,000
49 Methodist Hospital System 8 Manager Nursing $88,791
50 Principal Financial Group 17 IT Application Analyst Senior $88,241
51 Northwest Community Hospital 77 Clinical Coordinator $88,130
52 Southern Ohio Medical Center 68 Nurse Manager $87,302
53 Scottrade 60 Branch Manager $85,748
54 Zappos.com 23 Software Engineer $85,582
55 NuStar Energy 44 Terminal Manager $85,149
56 Accenture 97 Consultant $83,900
57 Deloitte 61 Senior / Senior Consultant $83,488
58 Kimley-Horn & Associates 35 Experienced analyst $81,543
59 Men's Wearhouse 71 Professional $80,525
60 SRA International 100 Analyst $78,047
61 Edward Jones 2 Senior Programmer Analyst $77,333
62 FedEx 90 Operations Manager $76,873
63 TDIndustries 37 Superintendent $76,515
64 King's Daughters Medical Cntr. 45 Nurse Manager $76,064
65 National Instruments 69 Engineer.Staff 2.Software $75,187
66 KPMG 56 Senior Associate $75,000
67 Vanderbilt University 98 Registered Nurses $74,948
68 Herman Miller 89 Engineer 3 $72,306
69 Whole Foods Market 22 Assoc. Store Team Leader $72,219
70 Arkansas Children's Hospital 85 RN III $70,559
71 Stew Leonard's 53 Store Manager $70,470
72 Plante & Moran 42 Audit Staff $65,500
73 Quicken Loans 29 Mortgage Banker $64,189
74 Stanley 70 System Analyst II $64,096
75 QuikTrip 27 Store Manager $62,936
76 Marriott International 78 Sales Manager $62,925
77 CarMax 31 Purchasing $62,484
78 Camden Property Trust 41 Community Manager $62,223
79 Rackspace Hosting 43 Windows Admin II $59,633
80 Aflac 26 Supervisor, Operations $58,651
81 Bright Horizons 80 Director $56,456
82 Four Seasons Hotels 92 Asst. Food & Beverage Mgr. $52,107
83 Build-A-Bear Workshop 94 Chief Workshop Manager $51,873
84 Wegmans Food Markets 5 Store Department Manager $51,350
85 Umpqua Bank 34 Store Managers $51,064
86 Nordstrom 72 Sales Department Manager $49,500
87 General Mills 99 Retail Sales Representative $45,759
88 Container Store 32 Store Sales $45,303
89 Children's Healthcare of Atlanta 67 Business Operations Coordinator $45,065
90 Starbucks 24 Store Manager $44,966
91 Erickson Retirement Communities 54 Service Manager $44,882
From the February 2, 2009 issue
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 2007 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.
** For employees in that role.
An earlier version listed an incorrect pay number for Chesapeake Energy. The correct amount is $120,576, not $178,108, which moves Chesapeake from #7 among top payers to #24. The rankings have been adjusted accordingly.
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