Average total pay: $117,650For: Financial Analyst*
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Milwaukee-based investment advisor navigated through the financial crisis without having to resort to layoffs. In fact, it increased its staff 10% since 2007.
Aside from total compensation averaging six figures for salaried employees, Baird offers:
"Baird cares about their associates very much," says one employee. "This place is like a second family."
Last updated January 26 2010: 11:14 AM ET
*Most common salaried job