Average total pay: $126,000For: Technical Yahoo Senior*
Best companies rank: 44
The pioneering Internet search engine surged from 73rd to 44th on Fortune's Best Companies to Work For list as it sought to maintain its position against onrushing Google. It hasn't kept pace there, but it still wins out in the pay department.
Every employee gets stock options, but Yahooers rated in the highest performance category receive 2.7 times the pay increases and bonus awards of employees in the median "perform well" category.
*Most common salaried job
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