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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 

Large companies Midsized companies Small companies
1 Google 1 8,134
2 Quicken Loans 2 4,920
3 Network Appliance 14 4,481
4 W. L. Gore & Associates 15 5,211
5 Container Store 20 3,019
6 JM Family Enterprises 23 4,609
7 S.C. Johnson & Son 27 3,419
8 QuikTrip 28 9,630
9 SAS Institute 29 5,153
10 Aflac 30 4,475
11 Recreational Equipment (REI) 34 9,137
12 Adobe Systems 40 3,900
13 MITRE 42 6,037
14 Intuit 43 7,635
15 Children's Healthcare of Atlanta 45 5,427
16 J. M. Smucker 47 3,042
17 Devon Energy 48 3,368
18 Alcon Laboratories 60 6,848
19 Chesapeake Energy 61 5,752
20 King's Daughters Medical Center 63 2,934
21 eBay 68 7,769
22 Mattel 70 5,000
23 Granite Construction 74 4,650
24 Arkansas Children's Hospital 76 3,283
25 PCL Construction Enterprises 77 3,558
26 Navy Federal Credit Union 78 6,069
27 Healthways 80 3,730
28 Stanley 84 2,756
29 Lehigh Valley Hospital & Health Network 85 8,420
30 Yahoo 87 7,915
31 Milliken 92 8,800
32 Baptist Health South Fla. 94 9,838
33 Herman Miller 96 6,063
34 SRA International 99 5,200
From the February 4, 2008 issue
We define large companies here as having more than 10,000 employees. Midsized companies have 2,500 to 10,000 and small companies have less than 2,500.
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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