Average total pay: $136,706For: 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