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.

Cisco Systems
Cisco Systems
Average total pay: $132,004
For: Software Engineer IV*

Best Companies rank: 6

This Silicon Valley veteran recently launched a new program, HealthConnections, to get employees to take health assessments and then use coaches to help them become more fit. Those who participate will get up to a $300 reduction in their annual health insurance premiums. Early assessments showed that the three main health threats to Cisco employees were: poor diet, physical inactivity and stress.

Cisco puts a big emphasis on employee ownership, offering stock grants to all new hires and ongoing stock grants to 86 percent of its employees, well above the market average for tech companies.
Last updated January 22 2008: 3:23 PM ET

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