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

Robert W. Baird
Robert W. Baird
Average total pay: $123,800
For: Financial Analyst*

Best Companies rank: 39

Financial advisory firm Robert W. Baird fancies itself an equal opportunity employer in more ways than one. Everyone in the firm is eligible for bonuses, including hourly associates. Last year's bonuses for hourly employees amounted to about 9 percent of their salary.

Baird is an employee-owned company, and nearly one-half of all employees are now shareholders. New shareholders are welcomed at the firm's annual meeting, where they're asked to come to the stage individually to shake the hands of the top execs.
Last updated January 22 2008: 3:23 PM ET

Bingham McCutchen

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Devon

Perkins Coie

EOG

Adobe

Goldman Sachs

Boston Consulting

Cisco

NetApp

Kimley-Horn

eBay

Robert W. Baird

TI

MITRE

Yahoo

S.C. Johnson

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Publix

SAS

Google
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