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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.

Alston & Bird
Alston & Bird
Average total pay: $190,135
For: Associate Attorney*

Best Companies rank: 31

This Atlanta-based law firm, which serves corporate clients like Wachovia, Dow Chemical, and Delta Airlines, will be celebrating its 115th birthday in 2008. It ranks 55th nationally, measured by revenue.

Like Arnold & Porter, Alston & Bird provides onsite childcare at its headquarters - a rarity in the law field - and currently accommodates 132 children of employees. Pay at Alston & Bird typically falls in the 75th percentile of the market. All employees are eligible for a merit bonus which can be as high as 10 percent of salary for lawyers, and 9 percent for all other staff.
Last updated January 22 2008: 3:23 PM ET

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