Average total pay: $116,000For: Financial Analyst*
Best companies rank: 38
This employee-owned investment adviser manages $12.8 billion in assets, mostly for corporate and institutional clients but also for wealthy individuals. Headquartered in Milwaukee, where nearly 1,000 employees work, Baird has 60 offices across the country.
Baird takes an egalitarian approach to compensation: The company pays bonuses to everyone, including noncommissioned staff, stock is broadly held by employees and senior management owns less than 20 percent of the company. Health insurance is tiered so that highly compensated employees pay higher premiums - 35 percent for the lowest-deductible plan - while lower-paid employees pay only 18 percent.
*Most common salaried job
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