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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.

Arnold & Porter
Arnold & Porter
Average total pay: $194,575
For: Associate*

Best Companies rank: 19

Founded in Washington, D.C. in 1946, where roughly two-thirds of its people still work, Arnold & Porter focuses on litigation, regulatory and corporate issues and is known for pro bono work. The firm has 600 lawyers in eight offices.

Among its many perks, Arnold & Porter offers a self-run onsite childcare center at its main office in D.C. And there's a strong emphasis on diversity: Twenty percent of the staff is African-American, and women hold around 20 percent of the partner positions - high for the industry. Compensation isn't bad either - lawyer bonuses averaged $34,575 in 2006.
Last updated January 22 2008: 3:23 PM ET

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