25 top-paying companies

Associates at Bingham McCutchen take home an average $211,017 total compensation annually. See which other top employers offer big paychecks.

Boston Consulting Group
Boston Consulting Group
Average total pay: $136,706
For: Consultant*

Best Companies rank: 11

Business is booming for this management consulting firm, which advises companies on how they can create and sustain a competitive advantage. Roughly two-thirds of its clients are Fortune 500 companies. BCG has 64 offices in 38 countries.

U.S. payrolls increased by 36 percent between 2005 and 2007. New consultants at BCG made $160,000, which includes base salary, sign-on bonus and average performance bonus. And the benefits are stellar: zero premiums for health insurance, 12 weeks paid maternity leave and 15 percent of pay deposited in a profit-sharing retirement fund regardless of whether the employee contributes.
Last updated January 22 2008: 3:23 PM ET

Bingham McCutchen

Arnold & Porter

Alston & Bird

Shared Technologies

Nixon Peabody

Devon

Perkins Coie

EOG

Adobe

Goldman Sachs

Boston Consulting

Cisco

NetApp

Kimley-Horn

eBay

Robert W. Baird

TI

MITRE

Yahoo

S.C. Johnson

OhioHealth

Chesapeake

Publix

SAS

Google
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